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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). 

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4 Comments
  1. Annie says:

    Cannot wait. I never did get all the hate poured out upon the first season. It wasn’t perfect by a long shot but for light summer fare, it was fairly entertaining (if a little weakly plotted in places). But regardless, anything that puts JDM back on my screen is a very fine thing indeed.

  2. lechatnoir says:

    Good choice . she is a skilled actress with range , i think she is not successful because hollywood loves British last name ( the rest of america does too ) . I am unsure if Extant needed a second season as the first one was just okay dokay.

    • ChicagoDan says:

      Not too successful? What? She was the lead on Providence for 5 seasons and then CSI: NY for 6 seasons as the female lead. She has done quite well, but ITA she is quite skilled and would love to see her on screen more.(She’s barely been on anything during the past five years, which is a crying shame.)

  3. kendoll says:

    Can’t wait to see Halle Berry back on the small screen, love the show and love her.