8 items from 2014
That was a fun panel for "24," even if there was zero news. Now? It's time for "Under the Dome." Last year, the show was a smash hit for CBS. This summer, ratings have been plummeting on a weekly basis. Don't expect anybody to care about those ratings, but expect much concern about The Pig Flu and Yearbook Girl and other recent twists. On to the live-blog. 11:19 a.m. We're kicking things off. Many, many people left the room after "24." And the moderator wants to call this "a runaway summer hit." sigh. 11:19 a.m. Our panel: Neal Baer, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre (dressed as Starbuck!), Alexander Koch (dressed as... something), Eddie Cahill and Colin Ford. 11:21 a.m. "We know the end of this season, but we won't tell you," teases Neal Baer. They just finished production. Baer promises we're going to see more meanness from Big Jim soon. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Last summer, Under the Dome was a big success for CBS. How will season two do in the ratings? Will this Stephen King TV show be renewed for a third season or will it be cancelled instead? Time will tell.
Under the Dome revolves around residents of Chester's Mill in Maine after a large transparent dome cuts them off from the world. Those on the inside but work to survive with limited resources and rising tension. The large cast includes Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Nicholas Strong, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz, Jolene Purdy, Aisha Hinds, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill, and Karla Crome.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings »
Did you know there was a dome in “Under the Dome”? Well, there is, and it gets talked about a lot on the show. On “Late Show,” David Letterman presented what he called a recap of the hit CBS summer series, but it quickly devolved into a supercut of the various characters simply saying “dome” over and over and over and over again. Also read: 5 Things to Know About ‘Under the Dome’ Before Watching Season 2 Premiere Featuring virtually every actor and actress in the cast, including Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Jolene Purdy, and Britt Robertson, the clip. »
- Jason Hughes
As the CBS summer sci-fi hit Under the Dome returns for Season 2, CBS presents a one-hour special looking back at highlights and storylines from the first season with cast and creator interviews, plus an advance sneak preview of the new season, in Under the Dome: Inside Chester’s Mill on Monday, June 23, at 10pm Et/Pt. The Season 2 premiere, “Heads Will Roll” premieres on CBS Monday, June 30, at 10pm Et/Pt. Also See: TCA: CBS renews “Under the Dome”; Stephen King to write Season 2 premiere “Under the Dome”: Jolene Purdy talks about Dodee, playing in Stephen King’s world … Continue reading →
- Ryan Berenz
The NBC pilot Marry Me was on my radar because it comes from Happy Endings creator David Caspe with Casey Wilson and Ken Marino starring. Now, Tim Meadows has joined the cast as one of Wilson’s gay dads. Is it possible for Caspe to create a gay character as loved as Max turned out to be?
Comic Book Resources has the first look at Arrow‘s Suicide Squad, which will include Shrapnel (Sean Maher). Considering the Squad’s comic book history, there’s a good chance that will be the last we see of Shrapnel. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Shrapnel was the kind of villain I wouldn’t mind seeing killed off (okay most of Arrow‘s villains are that despicable) but that would also mean less Sean Maher.
Becki Newton has found a new pilot role, joining the Fox comedy pilot Weird Loner, »
- Lyle Masaki
Actor-comedian-musician Nick Thune is set as the young male lead opposite Natasha Lyonne in NBC‘s single-camera comedy pilot Old Soul. Co-created by Amy Poehler, Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener and directed by David Wain, Old Soul centers on a reformed wild child, Nadia (Lyonne), who has a business caring for the elderly and feels she has more in common with her colorful old clients than she does with people her age. Thune, repped by 3 Arts and Wme, will play Nadia’s roommate and friend who shares her offbeat sense of humor. Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows has been cast in Marry Me, NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot from David Caspe, Sony TV and Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare. The project, directed by Seth Gordon, centers on a young couple, Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino), who get engaged — something they quickly realize is harder than it looks. Meadows, repped by Apa and Brillstein Entertainment, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
USA Network's upcoming Eliza Coupe legal comedy has hired a new intern. Under the Dome alum Jolene Purdy has boarded Benched as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The single-camera series focuses on Nina (Happy Endings' Coupe), a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a public nervous breakdown after getting passed over for an expected promotion and finds herself working as a public defender. Her personal and professional worlds are turned upside down when she joins the ranks of the legal world's underdogs, and she quickly realizes that the law isn't quite as fair as she
- Lesley Goldberg
CBS had their TCA appointment today, and they delivered a nice little gift to us: confirmation that Stephen King will be writing the Season 2 premiere of Under the Dome, and premiere dates for both that series and for its Amblin stablemate Extant.
Although many had speculated that the two would be airing as a sci-fi block, that is apparently not the case. That’s okay, spread out the sci-fi love, who knows who might be unsuspectingly snared!
Here are the deets:
CBS Announces Premiere Dates For Summer Series “Under The Dome” And “Extant” “Under the Dome” Returns Monday, June 30, 10:00 Pm With the Premiere Episode Written by Stephen King “Extant,” Starring Academy Award Winner Halle Berry, Premieres Wednesday, July 2, 9:00 Pm
Under The Dome returns »
- Erin Willard
8 items from 2014
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