‘Under The Dome,’ Stephen King Adaptation, Canceled As Halle Berry’s Sci-Fi ‘Extant’ Takes Off [Video]

Under The Dome started off with a big bang in viewer numbers for CBS. But the Stephen King adaption, which was unique in giving TV viewers original scripts in the sizzling summer, gradually fell off in terms of ratings. As a result, fans of Under The Dome will want to mark September 10 on their calendars, because that’s the date on which the Season 3 finale also becomes the last episode, reported MSN.

But what’s a bummer for Under the Dome in the fading days of the summer is a boost for another CBS show. Those who have watched Halle Berry star in Extant and cheered have more reason to hope that the sci fi will continue. And if you viewed and loved Freshman Zoo, it’s also on the rise.

Looking back at the history of Under The Dome makes it clear why CBS is enthusiastic about continuing the concept of debuting an episode on TV and then streaming it after waiting less than a week. When Under The Dome first aired in summer 2013, it scored 17.8 million Live+7 avid watchers.

“Two years ago, Under The Dome broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world,” declared Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “Dome’s event storytelling and multi-platform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of Extant and Zoo.”

For the finale, the Dome will come down, with information about the Dome’s power and origin provided amid a last conflict among the residents, according to CBS.

As for Extant, just-turned 49 Halle Berry is wowing viewers, reported the Los Angeles Times.

The sci-fi drama features Halle as an astronaut with one son who is an android with the ability to love and think, and another son as a combination of alien and human. For its second season, Extant has added Jeffrey Dean Morgan to the cast.

Berry revealed that her character gradually becomes more entranced by Morgan’s. And the demanding role requires a lot of energy, which she gets through diet and exercise.

“Adding vegetable protein to a shake sustains my energy throughout the day,” shared Halle.

As for exercise, unless she has a film role that requires a muscular body, Berry focuses on cardio activity.

“I just do cardio. I do exercises that involve my own body weight, because I never want to get too muscly. I am diabetic, so exercising has always been a part of managing my disease and keeping my sugars under control…Every day I exercise for at least 30 minutes,” she added.

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