CBS announced today that their Summer series Zoo will be returning for a second season. The news does not come as a huge surprise as the show pulled decent numbers for a Summer entry and it also has a streaming deal with Netflix (the episodes are available there after the live broadcast). Variety stated that it was “the most-watched new scripted series” of the Summer months and that’s true based on the total viewer numbers. But it had the same average ratings based on the overnights for the 18-49 demographic as Wayward Pines (which hasn’t been renewed yet) and it was even with Under the Dome based on the Live+7 delayed viewing numbers (more on those at this link). And interestingly, that latter series was cancelled. Still, apparently CBS had enough confidence in Zoo to bring it back for a second Summer run. The full first season of the show is available for streaming on Netflix now and the year two will bow on CBS in 2016.
Still awaiting word is CBS’ other Summer entry Extant. I would have expected an announcement on that one along with Zoo, but the network has to work out the details with a different partner, Amazon in this case, so perhaps that will come on another day. Keep an eye on this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site today, though, in case a late Friday announcement comes in.