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Sci-Fi Preview: Under the Dome Heats Up in Season 2

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Chester's Mill is having one crazy summer — and things are about to get even wilder on the CBS sci-fi hit Under the Dome. Not only is there a killer running amok, but supplies are running dangerously low and the dome seems to be sending out messages that the trapped townsfolk had better start listening to...or else.

"Is the dome bringing Armageddon to Chester's Mill?" asks executive producer Neal Baer of the recent infestation of crop-killing caterpillars and freakish weather events. "Or are the plagues and... read more

Under the Dome's Latest Victim Speaks Out on Bloody End

Britt Robertson, Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Under the Dome's Season 2 premiere. Read at your own risk!]

Over the course of Under the Dome's first season, many Chester's Mill residents have fallen victim to the power of the dome, but the death in the closing moments of the Season 2 premiere was especially shocking.

The second season picked up with... read more

Under the Dome Season 2 Scoop: Can Anyone Escape the Dome?

Under The Dome

When Under the Dome returns (Monday, 10/9c,CBS), the residents of Chester's Mill are still trapped beneath the giant dome that is supposedly there for their protection — this according to some otherworldly force that appeared to the Monarch Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) and the Four Hands via a vision of deceased Alice (Samantha Mathis) in the finale.

It's been two weeks since the mysterious dome descended upon the town, with the possibility of escape becoming increasingly unlikely. However, there might be hope for at least one character, if not more, to make their way outside the dome. "This is the search to get out," executive producer Neal Baer tells TVGuide.com of Season 2. "This is the season of new mysteries that unfold and one of those new mysteries will be if there is a way out."

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Under the Dome Postmortem: Neal Baer Defends Finale, Teases Season 2

Mackenzie Lintz, Britt Robertson, Rachelle Lefevre, Colin Ford

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the Season 1 finale of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

For those guessing it was aliens — like Stephen King's novel — you were right. You just probably didn't know you were right.

Under the Dome closed its first season Monday and left viewers with more questions than answers. After naming Julia (Rachelle Lefevre), not Barbie (Mike Vogel), the Monarch, pink stars fell in lines on the darkened dome, following which it turned opaque white. Before that, though, a vision of Alice (Samantha Mathis) appeared to the group to explain that the dome was put in place for their protection. From what? And what exactly was the vision of Alice? TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to find out... read more

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions, Teases Season Finale "Showdown"

Britt Robertson, Mike Vogel

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

From enemy to hero.

Even though Big Jim (Dean Norris) tries to turn the town against Barbie (Mike Vogel), the apparent Monarch refuses to succumb to blackmail as he pleads not guilty to trumped up charges. Before that, though, Barbie was able to... read more

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions on the Identity of the Monarch

Mike Vogel and Rachelle Lefevre

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

Forget the dome! Barbie is apparently the real enemy.

After Maxine (Natalie Zea) shoots Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) to punish Barbie (Mike Vogel) on Monday's Under the Dome, she discovers her mother's body in the water. Vowing vengeance, Max takes Barbie and Big Jim (Dean Norris) hostage, but they're able to get the upper hand. However, Big Jim kills Max and her crony, framing Barbie for it before condemning him over the radio to the town. Will Barbie be able to clear his name? And is he the Monarch who will be crowned? TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to get some answers: read more

Under the Dome's Neal Baer: A Storm of Unseen Power Will Descend on Chester's Mill

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Under the Dome's fourth hand has been revealed!

After it was pieced together that Junior (Alexander Koch) also had seizures growing up — coupled with the fact that his mother drew him as a child with pink stars — he joined Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz), Joe (Colin Ford) and Angie (Britt Robertson) at the mini-dome to discover that he is, in fact, the fourth hand that unlocks it. As the quartet placed their hands on the... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Under the Dome Finale Shockers

Alex Koch

Under the Dome's Sept. 16 cliffhanger will be all about "Junior, Junior, Junior," says executive producer Neal Baer of the CBS hit's seemingly ­demented deputy (Alexander Koch). "He has the biggest decision of his life to make."

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Under the Dome: Who Will Be Crowned the Monarch?

Britt Robertson

And the children shall inherit the Earth? That's apparently the theme of CBS' Under the Dome.

On the previous episode, "The Fourth Hand," Joe (Colin Ford), Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz) and Angie (Britt Robertson) discovered that the mini-dome could be unlocked if they each putting their hand to it. But  they're missing one key: the titular "fourth hand." And for now it seems one of the eventual quartet is the Monarch the dome said would be crowned.

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer answers burning questions on the dome's power

So, who is the Monarch? The obvious choice would be Angie, who became the latest  person to suffer from seizures. Joe seemed to quash that theory, pointing out to Norrie that Angie's butterfly tattoo is not a Monarch. But Angie could actually still be a candidate. "Of... read more

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions on the Dome's Power

Dean Norris

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

Following the frantic chaos of riots, Chester's Mill has moved on to the politics of being stuck under a dome.

During Monday's episode, Big Jim (Dean Norris) tries to take Ollie's (Leon Rippy) land under eminent domain. Ollie shows his strength in numbers, forcing the group to leave empty-handed. They also leave one less in number since Junior (Alexander Koch) decides to join Ollie's band of outlaws. After Junior learns the truth that his mother killed herself, he sets his sights on taking his father out, but things don't go as planned. With new mysteries raised, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to get some answers: read more

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