You know what they say. When an Angie comes out of her bunker/burrow and sees her shadow, it means one more season of Under the Dome. CBS has ordered a second round of its adaptation of Stephen King's novel, just five episodes into the show's first season. The announcement was made in tandem with CBS's session at the Television Critics Association press tour that's currently underway in Los Angeles.
The network has asked for 13 more episodes of the summer super-smash that way back when was initially billed as a "limited event," with an eye on 2014 for more dome-related trauma. The King himself, Stephen, will write the Season 2 opener. The series has been averaging a substantial 13.84 million viewers and a 3.5 adult demo rating in live-plus-same-day ratings, dome-inating the competition. Last week's episode showed little sign of slowing down, drawing 11.37 million for the live broadcast. (Because nothing else is on.)
This show isn't very good. At all. But look at those gaudy numbers! CBS would have been
dome dumb not to give it a second season. Who cares if that means stretching things out with episodes about fires, meningitis outbreaks, or MOABs. Maybe now we'll have time for termites, a flat tire, and a backed-up toilet. But hey, these everyday problems get magnified, when you're... Under the Dome.