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CBS' monster hit Under the Dome is losing one of its key players. Writer/executive producer Brian K. Vaughan has exited the summer sci-fi series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Vaughan was handpicked by exec producer Steven Spielberg to adapt Stephen King's best-seller when Dome was in development at Showtime. When the premium cable network passed on it and the sci-fi show about a town trapped under a mysterious dome was picked up straight to series at CBS, veteran producer Neal Baer (ER) was brought in as showrunner.  Story: 'Under the Dome's' Brian K. Vaughan Defends Finale, Vows Season

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