CBS Releases Summer Schedule, Including Stephen King Adaptation ‘Under the Dome’

by | January 12, 2013 at 1:44 PM | Summer TV 2013

'Big Brother' Host Julie Chen (Photo: CBS)

CBS has released its summer schedule, which includes premiere dates for two original scripted dramas, a new alternative reality series, and an expanded season of “Big Brother.”

In the unscripted arena, the network will be airing a new reality competition series based on the UK hit “The Great British Bake Off,” which will premiere on Wednesday, May 29 at 8/7c. The series will feature skilled amateur Americans competing in a series of baking challenges.

“Big Brother” will have a lengthened season, premiering two weeks earlier than usual on Wednesday, June 26 at 9/8c.

Under the Dome,” a 13-episode serialized drama based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, will debut on Monday, June 24 at 10/9c. “Under the Dome” is the story of Chester’s Mill, a small town that inexplicably finds itself sealed in by a transparent, electromagnetic force field.

Reporters were shown a reel with King and executive producer Brian K. Vaughan discussing the post-apocalyptic drama at  TCA on Saturday. “It was a chance to talk about the depletion of resources and how people behave in extraordinary circumstances,” King noted in the video. “TV is an expansive medium. The novel only covers a very short period of time. The idea of a TV series was to extend it for a weeks and months.”

“Under the Dome” will begin shooting and February. The first promos for the drama, with the tagline “No one gets in. No one gets out,” will debut during the Super Bowl.

“Unforgettable,” the Poppy Montgomery-starring drama which was resurrected by the network in June, will be back on Sunday, July 28 at 9/8c.

CBS’S FULL SUMMER SCHEDULE BELOW:

CBS Wednesday, Effective May 29

8:00-9:00 PM UNTITLED BAKING SERIES (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Monday, Effective June 24

8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

8:30-9:00 PM RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

9:00-9:30 PM 2 BROKE GIRLS

9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY

10:00-11:00 PM UNDER THE DOME (Premiere)

CBS Wednesday, Effective June 26

8:00-9:00 PM UNTITLED BAKING SERIES

9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Sunday, Effective June 30

7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST

CBS Tuesday, Effective July 2

8:00-9:00 PM NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS Wednesday, Effective July 17

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER (New Time Period)

9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Sunday, Effective July 28

7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM BIG BROTHER

9:00-10:00 PM UNFORGETTABLE (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST