NBC said today that the sophomore season on David Duchovny-starring period drama Aquarius will premiere June 16 with a commercial-free, two-hour block from 9-11 PM. The network said there will be “absolutely no breaks for commercials or network promos, with the only stoppage coming for a one-minute local news break during the show’s second hour.”
The Manson Family-era series created by writer-showrunner John McNamara settles into its regular 10 PM Thursday slot the following week, June 23.
NBC is making a habit of stunt-starting Aquarius, which premiered last year as the first broadcast series to be streamed in its entirety following its debut. Grey Damon, Gethin Anthony, Emma Dumont, Claire Holt, Michaela McManus, Brian F. O’Byrne, Chance Kelly, Ambyr Childers, Madisen Beaty and Cameron Deane Stewart also star in the drama from Tomorrow Studios and exec producers McNamara, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Duchovny and Melanie Greene.