On Big Brother, Survivor and The Real World, producers stick the contestants in a virtual fishbowl to find out what happens, well, when people stop being polite and start getting real.
CBS' Under the Dome is essentially the same premise, except that in this case, the fishbowl is literal and the show is fictional, based on the novel by Stephen King. It's the residents of Chester's Mill, an ordinary small town, who find themselves trapped under a dome of unknown proportions with no hope of escape.
Natalie Martinez, Colin Ford, Jeff Fahey, Mike Vogel
Chester's Mill: A nice place to visit. A terrible place to be trapped beneath an invisible force field.
Yet CBS is hoping for a captive audience when the network unveils its ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's novel about a quaint Maine town with a big problem. Not that ...
Under The Dome
CBS is going Under the Dome.
The summer series, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment and based on Stephen King's book of the same name, is about the small New England town of Chester's Mill, which mysteriously becomes sealed off from the world by an oversized transparent dome. The series will follow the citizens' struggle to survive as they try to learn more about the dome and how to get rid of it.
Breaking Bad's Dean Norris joins Under the Dome
Rachelle Lefevre has joined the cast of CBS' Under the Dome, based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, TVGuide.com has learned.
A Gifted Man, which moves to its new 9 p.m. time slot on Friday, February 17, could use a bit of divine intervention. CBS still sees potential in the medical drama, which stars Patrick Wilson as a doctor haunted by the ghost of his ex-wife, but the show remains firmly on the bubble. Executive producer Neal Baer is no stranger to medical drama, both on screen and in real life. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Baer used to practice medicine between seasons as a writer on ER. Later, he made the transition to Law & Order: SVU, which he ran for 11 seasons. Now, as the creator of A Gifted Man, Baer has made several tweaks to the show in recent months, putting the focus on the show's medical setting (where Wilson's character is assisted by critics' fave Margo Martindale) and bringing in both Rachelle Lefevre as a love interest and ER alum Eriq La Salle as an old colleague. Baer answered our showrunner survey in the hopes that Man will be gifted with more viewers.
TV Guide Magazine: Friday night is usually date night. Why should I stay home and watch A Gifted Man instead?
Neal Baer: We're a cheaper date than
Patrick Wilson and Margo Martindale
The future of CBS' A Gifted Man may still be up in the air, but executive producer Neal Baer hopes the show has packed its remaining episodes with enough punch to earn a second season.
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Rachelle Lefevre and Patrick Wilson
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Off the Map's Rachelle Lefevre is still playing doctor: The actress has joined the upcoming CBS drama A Gifted Man, a show rep confirms.
The series stars Patrick Wilson as Dr. Michael Holt, a surgeon who starts to communicate with his dead ex-wife (Jennifer Ehle). Lefevre will play Kate, a doctor at a ...
Rachelle Lefevre has landed the female lead in the NBC pilot, The Crossing, a network rep confirms.
The drama, written by St. Elsewhere co-creator Josh Brand, is set in post-Civil War Missouri and centers on...
Jungle love takes a life-threatening turn on tonight's Off the Map (10/9c, ABC) when Ryan (Rachelle Lefevre) reveals to Ben (Martin Henderson) a secret she's kept since childhood, just as he seems ready to commit to the flame-haired doc. And that's not her only crisis. Ryan will be searching for a lost little girl who shares a tragic link to her secret — she feels responsible for the sick child because of a decision she made that has ...