CBS Extends “Star Trek: Discovery” Run

CBS has announced a scheduling change for “Star Trek: Discovery” with plans to now split the first season after nine episodes instead of the original eight.

The first season run of the sci-fi drama runs fifteen episodes and originally the plan was to air the first eight between September and November and the final seven beginning in January.

Now, they’ve added one more to the Fall run with the mid-season finale to air November 12th. The second chapter, featuring the remaining six episodes, will still stick to its planned return in January.

CBS All Access’ daily growth in subscribers is reportedly up more than 200% year-over-year since the show’s launch with the second week of the series reportedly exceeding the network’s expectations.

“Star Trek: Discovery” is available exclusive in the US on CBS All Access with new episodes released Sundays. ‘Discovery’ is available on Netflix outside North America with new episodes made available Monday.

Source: Trek Movie