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Natalie Abrams
October 02, 2015 AT 05:34 PM EDT

CBS summer series Zoo has been renewed for a second season, the network announced on Friday.

Zoo stars James Wolk as a young American zoologist, who begins to notice the strange behavior of the animals, leading to a wave of violent animal-on-human attacks across the globe.

Zoo‘s thrilling stories clicked with audiences each week during a very competitive summer,” said Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment. “We’re excited for viewers to see where our talented writers and cast take them as the adventure continues to unfold during season two in the ultimate fight of man vs. beast.”

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Zoo debuted in June to 8.18 million viewers and a 1.2 in the 18–49 demographic, ending its season with 4.81 million viewers and 0.9 in the rating.

Zoo is expected to return in summer 2016 alongside other new CBS drama BrainDead. As for fellow summer series, Under the Dome aired its series finale last month, while the future of Extant is still being discussed.

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