Stephen King's ‘Under the Dome’ Gets CBS Premiere Date

Thirteen-part serialized drama will get Super Bowl promos

CBS announced Saturday that Stephen King's "Under the Dome," a 13-part serialized drama about a small town in Maine trapped under a giant dome, will premiere Monday, June 24.

CBS will give the series some high-profile advertising by airing promos during the Super Bowl, CBS entertainment chief Nina Tassler said. The show was one of several, including "Unforgettable," to have its summer premiere date announced on Saturday.

The series is based on King's novel of the same name and produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. "Lost" writer Brian K. Vaughn, who also wrote the celebrated comic book "Y: The Last Man," is scripting.

In a preview shown to reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Saturday, King described scenes in which a plane crashes into the dome as it suddenly appears over the town. Plane and body parts fall to the ground. As scarcity sets in, the story explores how people deal with diminishing resources. The dome brings out the best in some and the worst in others.

In other premiere announcements, CBS said a new reality competition based on the British hit "The Great British Bake Off" will debut Wednesday, May 29. "Big Brother" will get an earlier-than-usual start, premiering June 26. "Unforgettable," which will take over the time slot of "The Good Wife," will begin its second season on Sunday, July 28.

Here is CBS' summer lineup, as provided by the network:

CBS Wednesday, Effective May 29

8:00-9:00 PM              UNTITLED BAKING SERIES (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Monday, Effective June 24

8:00-8:30 PM              HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

8:30-9:00 PM              RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

9:00-9:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS

9:30-10:00 PM            MIKE & MOLLY

10:00-11:00 PM          UNDER THE DOME (Premiere)

CBS Wednesday, Effective June 26

8:00-9:00 PM              UNTITLED BAKING SERIES

9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER (Season Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Sunday, Effective June 30

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE GOOD WIFE

10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST

CBS Tuesday, Effective July 2

8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM            BIG BROTHER (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS Wednesday, Effective July 17

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER (New Time Period)

9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM          CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

CBS Sunday, Effective July 28

7:00-8:00 PM              60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM              BIG BROTHER

9:00-10:00 PM            UNFORGETTABLE (Premiere)

10:00-11:00 PM          THE MENTALIST