CBS Books New “Star Trek” Show For Its “All Access” Service

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“Star Trek” is returning to television.

Well, sort of.

CBS has officially ordered a new version of the iconic franchise, but only the January 2017 series premiere will air on the CBS television network. All subsequent episodes will be broadcast as exclusives on the CBS “All Access” streaming service

Alex Kurtzman, who co-wrote and produced the two recent “Star Trek” films, will executive produce the new series.

“There is no better time to give ‘Star Trek’ fans a new series than on the heels of the original show’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios. “Everyone here has great respect for this storied franchise, and we’re excited to launch its next television chapter in the creative mind and skilled hands of Alex Kurtzman, someone who knows this world and its audience intimately.”

CBS notes that the new “Star Trek” television series is unrelated to the “Star Trek Beyond” movie.

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