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Extant Season 2: Melina Kanakaredes Lands Arc as Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Ex

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CSI: NY alumna Melina Kanakaredes is returning to her old CBS stomping grounds with a Season 2 arc on Extant, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actress will appear in two episodes of the Halle Berry-fronted interstellar drama as Dorothy, a tightly wound, by-the-book circuit court judge who also happens to be the estranged wife of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s new bounty-hunter character, JD Richter. Dorothy reappears when her ex’s involvement with  astronaut Molly (Berry) puts their daughter in danger.

Extant‘s revamped second season — which bows Wednesday, July 1 at 10/9c — finds Molly discovering that she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and a mysterious stranger (Morgan’s JD) may be the only hope for survival.

Kanakaredes, who was last seen in a March episode of Hawaii Five-0, joins a Season 2 cast that also includes Kiersey Clemons (Transparent) and David Morrissey (The Walking Dead).