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SALVATION
Air Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#SAL101) "Pilot"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

WHEN AN MIT GRAD STUDENT DISCOVERS AN ASTEROID IS SET TO COLLIDE WITH EARTH IN 186 DAYS, HE JOINS FORCES WITH A TECH BILLIONAIRE AND THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO TRY TO STOP IT, AND TOGETHER THEY STUMBLE ONTO THE GREATEST CONSPIRACY NEVER TOLD, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "SALVATION," WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja and Ian Anthony Dale Star in the New Summer Suspense Thriller

Neil deGrasse Tyson Guest Stars as Himself

"Pilot" - When MIT grad student Liam Cole (Charlie Rowe)
discovers an asteroid is set to collide with Earth in 186 days, he joins forces with tech billionaire Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera)
and the U.S. government to try and stop it - and together they stumble onto the greatest conspiracy never told, on the series premiere of SALVATION, Wednesday, July 12 (9:00-10:00, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Neil deGrasse Tyson guest stars as himself. Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja and Ian Anthony Dale star in the new summer suspense thriller.

REGULAR CAST:

Santiago Cabrera (Darius Tanz)
Jennifer Finnigan (Grace Barrows)
Charlie Rowe (Liam Cole)
Jacqueline Byers (Jillian Hayes)
Rachel Drance (Zoe Barrows)
Shazi Raja (Amanda Neel)
Ian Anthony Dale (Harris Edwards)

GUEST CAST:

Dennis Boutsikaris (Dr. Malcolm Croft)
Dewshane Williams (Diego)
Gregory Calderone (Ed)
Raven Dauda (Harris's Secretary)
Josette Jorge (Karissa)
David Miller (Mike)
Daiva Johnston (Millie)
Vijay Mehta (Ambassador Gupta)
Ola Sturik (American Anchor)
Bill Turnbull (Carnahan)
Stuart Dowling (Doorman)
Helene Robbie (French Anchor)
Alex Cadilla (Hispanic Anchor)
Andrew Bushnell (Jordy)
Noorin Gulamgaus (MIT Student #1)
Neil DeGrasse Tyson (Himself)
Jake Raymond (Pompous MIT Student)
Diane Johnstone (Principal Stark)
Billy Parrott (Reporter Russ)
Eric Woolfe (Robert Wallops)
Tara Koehler (Rocket Tech)
Jordan Andonov (Russian Anchor)
Eltan Kerzman (Russian Man)
Tamara Chemij (Russian Woman)
Stephany Seki (Waitress)

WRITTEN BY: Liz Kruger & Craig Shapiro and Matt Wheeler

DIRECTED BY: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

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SALVATION (CBS)
Returns in Summer 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/12/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (13 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second of 13 episodes) on 10/18/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from CBS's press release, October 2017) CBS today announced the second season renewal of the suspense thriller SALVATION for broadcast during summer 2018. Season two of the serialized drama received a 13-episode order. SALVATION centers on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz, a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a staggering discovery - that an asteroid is just months away from colliding with Earth. Now with the added threat of nuclear war on the horizon, they work together with Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards to find a way to divert the asteroid, stop the war and save humanity before time runs out. The series stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance and Ian Anthony Dale. Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Stuart Gillard and Peter Lenkov are executive producers for CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aaron Poole as Lazlo
· Charlie Rowe as Liam
· Dennis Boutsikaris as Malcolm Croft
· Erica Luttrell as Claire Rayburn
· Ian Anthony Dale as Harris Anders
· Jacqueline Byers as Jillian
· Jennifer Finnigan as Grace Darrow
· Rachel Drance as Zoe
· Santiago Cabrera as Darius
· Shazi Raja as Amanda Charles
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Kurtzman as EP
· Craig Shapiro as CRTR/EP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· Juan Carlos Fresnadillo as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Liz Kruger as CRTR/EP
· Matt Wheeler as CRTR
· Peter M. Lenkov as EP
· Stuart Gillard as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Secret Hideout