CBS Summer Schedule: Under the Dome Drama, a Bigger Brother and Unforgettable Season 2

CBS Summer Schedule 2013CBS revealed its summer line-up on Saturday at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, and it includes new seasons of returning series as well as an ambitious take on a Stephen King novel.

Under the Dome, a 13-episode, yet-to-be-cast drama based on King’s 1,000-plus-page best-seller and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, will kick of CBS’ summer slate on Monday, June 24, at 10/9c. Under the Dome tells the story of a small town that is inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a transparent dome, and subsequently subject to The Simpsons movie comparisons post-apocalyptic conditions.

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Big Brother‘s annual run will be expanded this year, launching two weeks earlier than usual on Wednesday, June 26, at 9 pm. BB will air Tuesdays at 9 (beginning July 2), serve up a live eviction show on Wednesdays at 9 (with the first ouster happening July 3), and Sundays at 8.

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Poppy Montgomery’s Unforgettable, which last spring did not make CBS’ cut but later got plucked from the ashes (albeit with a rejiggered cast), premieres Season 2 on Sunday, July 28, at 9 pm.

A previously announced (and presumably to-be-retitled!) adaptation of the hit UK cooking competition The Great British Bake-Off premieres Wednesday, May 29, at 8 pm.