'Extant' shows off 'E.T' bloodlines

July 9, 2014 5:23 PM

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'Extant' shows off 'E.T' bloodlines

CULVER CITY, Calif. – Extant, CBS's new Halle Berry drama (Wednesday, 9 ET/PT), has more than just some letters in common with the 1982 big-screen blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Steven Spielberg, an executive producer of Extant, directed E.T., and Extant is being filmed on the Culver City soundstages where E.T. was made. In each production, a boy with a sci-fi twist – Extant's Ethan (Pierce Gagnon) is an android; E.T.'s Elliott (Henry Thomas) meets an alien – is a central c...

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