Under The Dome Season 2, CBS Picks Up 13 New Episodes

The hit CBS series Under The Dome will return for a 13-episode second season.

The mini-series debuted in 2013, and it immediately became a hit as TV viewers awaited the fate of the folks in Chester’s Mill.

The small-screen adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Under The Dome, debuted to 13.5 million viewers with a 3.3 demo rating. The series only grew from that point, racking up 20 million viewers with a 4.6 demo rating when DVR data and non-linear playback was included in viewership numbers.

In a statement released on Monday, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said:

“We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester’s Mill. We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester’s Mill…”and [CBS is] thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season.

The most recent episode of the 13-episode freshmen season drew 11.4 million views with a demo rating of 2.8 for Live+Same Day Ratings.

Under The Dome season 2 won’t debut until summer 2014, but, in the meantime, we still have a few season 1 episodes to salivate over.

CBS has not revealed any details about returning characters or plot lines. With the current season still airing, we likely won’t hear any specifics until the current 13-episode arc draws to a close.

I have personally become a fan of the new series, and I can’t wait to see how season one plays out and season two begins.

With decent critic and viewer reviews and a strong cas,t here’s to hoping that Under The Dome doesn’t become buried in overblown plots and typical isolationistic plot lines we have seen plenty of times in the past.

Have you become a loyal fan of Under The Dome since it debuted in June 2013?