'Under the Dome' Renewed by CBS for Second Season

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July 29th, 2013

Under the Dome July 22 - 2

via press release:


Television's #1 Summer Series to Return with 13 New Episodes

Stephen King to Write the Premiere Episode for Season 2

UNDER THE DOME, television's #1 summer series in viewers and key demographics, will return in summer 2014 with 13 new episodes, it was announced today by Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.

Stephen King, whose bestselling novel is the basis for the series, will write the premiere episode of the second season.

“We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester's Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season,” said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler.

UNDER THE DOME is a serialized drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name. It tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.

UNDER THE DOME is averaging 13.84 million viewers, 3.5/10 in adults 18-49 and 4.8/12 in adults 25-54. In addition to impressive live plus same day ratings on CBS, the series has also seen significant additional viewing on DVR playback, video-on-demand and online streaming – including Amazon's Prime Instant Video, which provides exclusive online subscription streaming four days after the broadcast on CBS.  Amazon says that since the show’s launch, UNDER THE DOME has been watched by more customers than any other series on the service.

UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association Amblin Television. Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote the television adaptation, are executive producers.

  • Downthehatch

    Not surprising. At first when I read of the possibility of a second season I was a little Leary, but the show and the book are so far apart in plot, it seems feasible now. Interesting point on 4400 though I didn’t think it was becoming a mess and was actually getting stronger toward a bigger point and moving away from the procedural. It was the new executive that took over that cancelled the show and made USA non sci-fi.

  • SuperC142

    I still don’t understand all the confusion about whether it’s a miniseries. They day they announced it, they specifically stated it may get a 2nd season. For instance, an article titled: “‘Under the Dome': 10 Things to Know About CBS’ Stephen King Adaptation” from The Hollywood Reporter on May, 2013 states:

    “Don’t call it a miniseries. While the summer series is 13 episodes, producers noted that there very much is the potential for it to continue on with a second season. Baer, who noted that both ER and now Law & Order: SVU lasted for 15 seasons, is optimistic that Dome could follow that trajectory.”

    The same article also mentioned King’s interest in writing an episode:

    “Speaking of the author, producers noted that should Dome earn a second-season renewal, King would like to write an episode.”

  • Corinne

    That figures. Get into something and bang, oh that’s it, end of it till who knows when….I am losing interest very easily now . Hey Hal
    Capone up there above me, can’t ya do something about this catastrophe?

  • Dan

    If they wrote and filmed 13 episodes with an ending, i.e. the dome coming down, how can there be a season 2? Wouldn’t be much of a show without the dome would it?

  • FreeRyde

    The show sucks… simple as that.
    The only reason ratings are high is because of all the other garbage and reruns it competes with.

  • FreeRyde

    Put it up against Breaking Bad, Homeland, Walking Dead, Justified, Vikings, Banshee, etc, etc… even floundering Vampire Diaries would kill it.

  • llsbj

    The “UNDER THE DOME” is very popular in china,so i hope we can see the next quickly.

  • llsbj

    chinese?zhen de hen qidai qiongdingzhixia di er ji?xi wang neng kuai dian chu.

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