CBS 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
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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.
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.