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TCA: 'Under the Dome' renewed for next summer: Stephen King to write premiere

Date July 29, 2013

By Tim Molloy

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - "Under the Dome" has been renewed for next summer, and Stephen King will write the second season premiere.

CBS President Les Moonves made the announcements at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Monday. He filled in for CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler because a friend of Tassler's died Sunday.

"Under the Dome" has been a summer hit for CBS, scoring 13.7 million total viewers in its June premiere. Moonves said the show's viewership went up above 20 million viewers, including streaming and DVD.

Under a deal with Amazon, the series is available for streaming days after it airs on CBS. Moonves said he did not have exact numbers of Amazon viewers but said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sought him out recently to tell him how pleased he was with the arrangement.

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