Star Trek: Discovery will launch in May 2017, while the new The Good Wife show will launch with a CBS TV broadcast in January, before jumping to All Access streaming. There's also a new streaming edition of Big Brother called Over the Top that will launch on September 28th.
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller said in a statement that "We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don't result in compromised quality. Before heading into production, we evaluated these realities with our partners at CBS and they agreed: Star Trek deserves the very best, and these extra few months will help us achieve a vision we can all be proud of."
If it aims to convince more skeptical viewers to sign up -- and maybe grab that $4 commercial-free option -- a delay to make sure everything is working could be a good idea.