‘Under the Dome’ Canceled At CBS After 3 Seasons, Highlight Hollywood Has Confirmed, Highlight Hollywood News
CBS isn’t investing in the future of Under the Dome. The serial adaptation of Stephen King‘s novel of the same name has been canceled after three seasons.
The network announced the series would conclude with its Sept. 10 finale, promising closure to the storyline about the mysterious dome that’s kept the occupants of a small Maine town separated from the rest of the world.
Under the Dome premiered to lofty live and DVR ratings records in 2013. Its inaugural 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 and and 13.5 million viewers proved to all of the broadcast networks that summer could be a launch pad for big scripted drama. And the financials — Under the Dome is funded largely by CBS’ streaming pact with Amazon Prime — paved the way for similar roll-outs. CBS summer dramas Extant and Zoo are among those have followed, with respective deals at Amazon and Netflix.
Produced by Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, Under the Dome prompted a summer sea change at CBS. The network has followed each off-season since its premiere with a new scripted drama where it previously aired only repeats or reality TV. In 2016, it will add Washington, D.C.-set horror comedy BrainDead from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King.