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Drama Series Is Renewed TVWeek

CBS announced that it is bringing back a drama series for another season. The Tiffany Network is ordering a 13-episode second season of the summer hit "Under the Dome," to roll out in summer 2014.

Stephen King, who wrote the novel that is the basis for "Under the Dome," will pen season two's premiere episode.

Making the announcement was Nina Tassler, president of CBS Entertainment.

Said Tassler: “We’re excited to tell more stories about the mystery of the dome and the secrets in Chester's Mill, and are thrilled to have the master storyteller himself, Stephen King, tell the first one of next season."

The serialized drama has been a rarity this summer: a new scripted series that is performing well on broadcast. It comes from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

"Under the Dome" is averaging 13.84 million viewers, a 3.5 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 4.8/12 in adults 25-54, the network reported.

"In addition to impressive live plus same day ratings on CBS, the series has also seen significant additional viewing on DVR playback, video-on-demand and online streaming -- including Amazon's Prime Instant Video, which provides exclusive online subscription streaming four days after the broadcast on CBS," the network said in its release. "Amazon says that since the show’s launch, UNDER THE DOME has been watched by more customers than any other series on the service."