29 November 2012 11:37 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS is setting up shop Under the Dome.

The network bypassed the pilot process and ordered 13 episodes of a series based on Stephen King‘s 2009 novel, it announced today.

The supernatural drama will be produced by Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.

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King’s gigantic novel is about a New England town that finds itself trapped under a massive, see-through dome — think The Simpsons Movie, but scary. Inside, the situation eventually devolves into chaos as the town’s residents try to figure out whether they’ll ever see the other side again. »

- Kimberly Roots

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