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CBS Orders Supergirl Television Series

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CBS has officially given the greenlight to a series based on the “Supergirl” comic series. And they must feel pretty confident in it because the network completely ignored the “in development” stage and just ran with a series order for the project.

Supergirl is a character from DC Comics. The series will follow Kara Zor-El. She was born on Krypton however she escaped amid its destruction years ago. And since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

“Supergirl” will be a one hour drama from the production company that created “Arrow” and “The Flash” for The CW. Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler will be serving as writers as well as executive producers with Sarah Schechter.

Currently, there are no plans to have a crossover with the DC series on The CW but that doesn’t mean it will never happen.

There is no word yet on when “Supergirl” will enter production or who the studio is looking to star in the series.

CBS Adapting James Patterson’s “Zoo” in 2015

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CBS has officially ordered 13 episodes of a series adaptation of “Zoo.” The television show will be based on the bestselling novel of the same name by James Patterson. “Zoo” was published in 2012 and has sold more than four million copies worldwide.

“Zoo” is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans across the planet. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, a young renegade biologist is thrust into the race to unlock the pandemic’s mystery before there’s no place left for people to hide.

Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg wrote the script and are executive producers with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen.

Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment said,

“‘Zoo’ further demonstrates our commitment to high-quality, year-round programming and to high-concept series that play to summer audiences in the U.S. as well as on a global scale. With this #1 bestseller coming to television, we’re excited to give our viewers a thrill ride with another blockbuster summer event.”

“Zoo” is expected to premiere in summer of 2015.

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CBS Announces Premiere Date for Under the Dome Season 2

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CBS has officially confirmed the premiere date for their drama series, “Under the Dome.” The show is based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King.

“Under the Dome” returns for a second season on Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). The premiere episode will be written by the novel’s critically acclaimed author, King. “Under the Dome” was last summer’s #1 program, averaging 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, ranking as the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.

“Under the Dome” tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.

The show is produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

CBS Adapting Koethi Zan’s Best-Seller “The Never List”

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CBS has announced their plans to being the novel, “The Never List” to the small screen. The novel was written by Koethi Zan is an international best-seller about four kidnapped girls. Author-screenwriter A.M. Homes (The End of Alice, The L Word) will pen the script and executive produce the CBS Television Studios drama, which has received a script commitment from the network. Continue reading

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One Minute Preview For Under The Dome Revealed

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The television adaptation of Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” has released an one minute promo for the CBS premiere. The one minute preview contains the first footage for the series which will have 13 episodes in it’s initial first season. Continue reading

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Twilight Star Heads To CBS’s Under The Dome

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Rachelle Lefevre, most known for her role as Victoria Sutherland in the first half of The Twilight Saga, has signed on for the leading role in “Under The Dome.” The series, based on the novel of the same name written by Stephen King, comes from CBS and has been adapted for the small screen by Brian K. Vaughan (“Y: The Last Man,” “Ex Machina,” “LOST”). Neils Arden Oplev, the director of the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will helm the pilot.

The story tells of Chester’s Mill, a small town in Maine, which is cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible dome. With air, food and patience dwindling, societal norms within this town begin to break down. Lefevre has taken the role of Julia Shumway, the owner of Chester’s Mill’s newspaper, The Democrat.

The full cast list thus far includes:

  • Mike Vogel as Dale “Barbie” Barbara, an Army veteran in town on a mysterious mission.
  • Rachelle Lefevre as Julia, an investigative reporter who takes an interest in Barbie.
  • Colin Ford as Joe, a smart teenager whose parents are trapped outside of the barrier.
  • Natalie Martinez as Deputy Linda, a loyal and ambitious sheriff’s deputy.
  • Dean Norris as James “Big Jim” Rennie, politician and owner of Jim Rennie’s Used Cars, who seeks to use the dome as a way to gain control of Chester’s Mill.
  • Alex Koch as Junior Rennie, Big Jim’s emotionally disturbed son.
  • Britt Robertson as Angie, an aspiring nurse with dreams of escaping the town.
  • Nicholas Strong as Phil, a popular radio DJ with a dark secret.
  • Jolene Purdy as Dodee, a radio engineer who makes contact with the outside world.
  • Aisha Hinds as Carolyn Hill, a Los Angeles entertainment attorney who is trapped in the town with her partner and teenage daughter.

The first season will have 13 episodes. The series is set to debut on June 24 at 10/9c on CBS.

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CBS Series “Under The Dome” Casts Colin Ford

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The upcoming CBS series, “Under the Dome,” based on the novel by Stephen King has cast its first actor. Colin Ford, most known for his role in the film We Bought A Zoo, has been added to the series set to air this summer.

“Under The Dome” has a 13-episode order and comes from famed director/producer Steven Spielberg and the author Stephen King.

Based on the 2009 best-selling novel, the series is set in Chester’s Mill, a small New England town suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away. Ford will play Joe, a teenager living in Chester’s Mill, a very smart kid who’s understandably freaked out when he discovers that the mysterious barrier covers the whole town — and both his parents are outside of it.

Niels Arden Oplev, known for helming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is set to direct the first episode based on a script provided by Brian K. Vaughan. Spielberg’s Amblin Television, which developed the project, is co-producing with CBS TV Studios. Neal Baer will serve as showrunner. DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider is executive producing with Spielberg, King, Baer, Vaughn, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

In addition to playing Matt Damon’s teen son in We Bought A Zoo, Ford played Young Sam Winchester on the CW’s “Supernatural.” He also recently guest starred on NBC’s “Revolution” and voices the title character on the Disney Jr. animated series “Jake And The Never Land Pirates.”

The premiere of “Under the Dome” is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10pm on CBS.