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New Kids on the Block, Josh Malina Developing Shows for TVGN

New Kids on the Block

TVGN announced seven original projects in development Tuesday, including ones from New Kids on the Block and Scandal's Josh Malina.

"We have commissioned a slate of original projects that capture compelling and exciting stories of Hollywood, fandom and obsession," said Brad Schwartz, TVGN's president of entertainment and media. "TVGN is committed to doing what CBS and Lionsgate do best — create hit shows that audiences love."

Check out a rundown of TVGN's projects in development below:

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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

Under the Dome

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

Under the Dome First Look: Jailhouse Barbie

Natalie Martinez and Mike Vogel

Dale "Barbie" Barbara has always been a man of few words, but in the September 9 episode of Under the Dome it looks as though he has the right to remain silent.

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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

Under the Dome: Big Jim's Life Is About to Implode!

Dean Norris

As de facto leader of Chester's Mill, Big Jim Rennie (Dean Norris) has had a lot on his plate since the dome descended on Under the Dome. Whether it's a greedy racist hillbilly trying to take over the town or the threat of Rev. Coggins (Ned Bellamy) outing his drug business, Jim has faced adversity without turning into his dastardly novel counterpart — but that's about to change.

Last week, when the aforementioned Ollie (Leon Rippy) set out to take control of Big Jim's propane, the councilman made an example by blowing up his lackey. That act of aggression set things in motion for Big Jim to face off against his son Junior (Alexander Koch) for a family reunion that could turn deadly when secrets are revealed. To get the scoop on what executive producer Neal Baer calls an Emmy-worthy performance from Norris, TVGuide.com turned to the man himself:

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