‘Under the Dome’ Canceled After Three Seasons

Under the Dome Cancelled After Three Seasons
Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway and Dean Norris as James “Big Jim” Rennie in ‘Under the Dome’s series finale (Photo b Brownie © 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc)

The season three finale of Under the Dome will also serve as the series’ finale episode. When the third season finale of Under the Dome airs on September 10, 2015 CBS promises all of the mysteries involving the Dome and the crystals will be answered as the show wraps up its summer run for good. The residents of Chester’s Mill will either be free to live outside the Dome after being bodysnatched by aliens or they’ll be able to kill off their alien overlords and resume life on Earth as they knew it before the Dome came down a few weeks ago in show time. Or, maybe we’ll find out it was all a dream. Whatever the outcome, it will be nothing like the Stephen King book that inspired the series as any semblance to that novel ended after season one episode one.

“Two years ago, Under the Dome broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world,” stated Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “Dome’s event storytelling and multi-platform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of Extant and Zoo. We’re excited to present the final chapter in Chester’s Mill as the story comes full circle, with the Dome coming down as dramatically as it went up.”

Under the Dome debuted on June 24, 2013 and actually garnered decent ratings for its first two seasons as a summertime series. Season three, however, tanked in the ratings and the cancellation was inevitable. It also didn’t help the show’s case for renewal that it’s considered one of the most hate-watched series on television.

The cast is led by Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, and Rachelle Lefevre, and includes Eddie Cahill, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz and Kylie Bunbury. Season three saw Marg Helgenberger joining the fun as the leader of the aliens.

The Plot:

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. Combating Dome and man-made threats daily, the residents of Chester’s Mill rose to new heights of ingenuity, courage and, for some, darkness, in order to survive their post-apocalyptic isolation.

In the series finale, when the Dome comes down, many questions about its origin and power will be answered, as two groups of residents engage in one final conflict that some won’t survive.

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