Salvation: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Neither remarkably bad nor impressively well-made, Salvation is stereotypical summer television -- a low-stakes diversion that may pass the time well enough for undemanding audiences without ever being particularly memorable along the way.



Critic Ratings: 18


Audience Score

User Ratings: 393
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Air date: Jul 12, 2017
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Jennifer Finnigan
as Grace Darrow
Charlie Rowe
as Liam
Rachel Drance
as Zoe Barrows
Ian Anthony Dale
as Harris Edwards
Shazi Raja
as Amanda Neel
Erica Luttrell
as Claire Rayburn
Dennis Boutsikaris
as Dr. Malcolm Croft
Raven Dauda
as Harris' Secretary
Andre Dae Kim
as Dylan Edwards
Brian Markinson
as Randall Calhoun
James Gilbert
as Mason Dunkirk
Paul de la Rosa
as Gen. Higgins
Mark Moses
as Hugh Keating
Derek Webster
as Dr. Garrett Strauss
John Noble
as Nicholas Tanz
Sasha Roiz
as Vice President Bennett
Tara Nicodemo
as Dr. Michele Rasmussen
Billy Parrott
as Reporter Russ
Vijay Mehta
as Ambassador Gupta
Irene Poole
as Kayta Osinov
Cassius Crieghtney
as Harvard Academic
Zuleikha Robinson
as Catherine Adams
Mark Ivanir
as Minister Toporov
Albert Chung
as Telemetry
James Kall
as Auctioneer
Warren Belle
as Military Driver
Nola Auguston
as Janice Keating
Catherine Tait
as Bernadette
Ola Sturik
as American Anchor
Paul Brian Anderson
as Adm. John Barnes
Michael Brown
as Aide-De-Camp
Jesse Max LaVercombe
as Corporal Nevins
Pj Lazic
as Shadowy Figure
Noah Danby
as Interrogator
Karen Robinson
as Evelyn Cole
John Tokatlidis
as Ark Stranger
Rory O'Shea
as Newscaster
Sharon McFarlane
as Receptionist
Karl Campbell
as Mercenary
Jake Raymond
as MIT Student
Kenneth Welsh
as Andrew Bartok
Jesse Griffiths
as Tanz Guard
Sara Sahr
as Floor Manager
Andrew Moodie
as Wipp Lt.
Doug MacLeod
as Chief Justice
Nancy Palk
as Presidential Secretary
Angela Besharah
as News Anchor
Eric Woolfe
as Robert Wallops
Mary Ashton
as Veronica
Daniel Falk
as New Tech
Jordan Andonov
as Russian Anchor
Tovah Feldshuh
as President Pauline Mackenzie
Sarah English
as Reporter #3
Mila Kanev
as Old Russian Woman
Michael Boisvert
as Secret Service
Phi Huynh
as Pentagon Police Officer
Edward Zinoviev
as Russian Ticket Man
Colin McClean
as Secret Service Agent
Shamus Fynes
as Squad Leader
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Critic Reviews for Salvation Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (7)

Indeed, such a cheesy series should come with a health warning for the lactose intolerant.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

All but the most loyal broadcast viewers are growing beyond the kind of generic, overly polished storytelling Salvation offers.

Feb 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Those who enjoy more cerebral dramas will find it entertaining.

Jul 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Salvation] takes an old concept and gives it life through strong casting and some interesting plot paths.

Jul 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Salvation quickly proves itself to lack a key point in that quip: Fun.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

As fast as Salvation moves along, it still seems not quick enough. Do we really have to sit through all the predictable plot twists and complicated human relationships just to get to the good part?

Jul 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Salvation has an interesting story somewhere deep down - and a cast that's mostly capable - but it doesn't care to tell it.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

I realize that "OK" is not exactly a ringing endorsement, but -- c'mon! -- this is a summer series that's supposed to be a diversion. If you're looking for something smart, try PBS, not CBS.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Trust me when I say that in truth, the biped hamsters of Big Brother offer a more realistic view of humanity than this unbelievable new disaster-drama series.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Salvation is a summertime network drama that's not asking anything of you but to give up an hour of your time and lose it forever. In return, you get a low-grade familiar sensation that means nothing but dulls your life a little bit.

Jul 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Salvation: Season 1

  • Jul 31, 2019
    As soon as i heard em drive i had to switch off.
  • Jul 04, 2019
    This show, though a little corny at times, is very good. The plot is excellent (though scientifically unsound) and the characters, especially Liam and Darius are very entertaining. Too bad CBS cancelled ir!
  • Jul 01, 2019
    Very compelling viewing, it's a real shame that CBS cancelled this after the second series. Further proof that critics on RT are out of touch with the audience.
  • Jun 05, 2019
    Weirdly, acting is over the top stage school, Story is poorly constructed, characters are generally annoying and interactions clumsily written, kind of wives or Orange county but trying to be real...actually same as then! but can't stop watching it and desperate to find out the next line of story that says they didn't realise it was a space ship/second coming the best comfort foods, drinks and drugs, you just have to have more. S&M for the eyes
  • May 06, 2019
    OK for this genre, and a good cast���but very much marred by Jennifer Finnigan who is badly miscast as the female lead, playing a very one-dimensional and not believable character. I dont know if you can actually act (she won Emmys?), but in this one, sleep-walking.
  • May 03, 2019
    Love love love, did i say love, this show.
  • Apr 11, 2019
    Excellent, more of this please. Not sure what the critics were looking for, but I couldn't disagree more! A plot covering the run up to the end of the world, a struggle for power, the individuals trying to keep the world together and save it. Good strong characters, a good script and plenty of "techy" stuff to keep me happy. Perhaps the critics should stick to Grey's Anatomy and get someone else to do the sci-fi stuff!
  • Apr 04, 2019
    I really liked this show, it is so interesting
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Awesome, the best show I ever watched. It's inaceptable that it was cancelled.
  • Jan 03, 2019
    Woefully predictable. Great premise for a story line but carried with as much plausibility as a duck performing Mustang Sally on Karoake at a Boston Bar. I have issue with franchised storylines that can be copied and pasted into every single genre. Garbage.

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