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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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Scoop: Law & Order: SVU Nabs Bradley Whitford, Ann Curry for Guest Roles

Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford is returning to his dramatic roots for a guest spot on Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com has learned.

The West Wing alum, who currently stars on... read more

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 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

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions About the Mini-Dome

Mackenzie Lintz, Colin Ford

[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.]

There's more than one dome!

The giant dome that descended upon Chester's Mill has a smaller dome at its center, which Joe (Colin Ford) and Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz) discovered on Monday's  Under the Dome. The mini-dome contained a small egg. What the what?!

Elsewhere in town, Alice (Samantha Mathis) lost her life from insulin deficiency after helping Julia's

(Rachelle Lefevre) neighbor give birth. Townsfolk also suffered from random visions from the dome and Big Jim (Dean Norris) went commando on someone who tried to take his stuff. Yikes! With so many new questions raised, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to get the scoop:

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Who's Going to Die on Under the Dome?

Under The Dome

Since Under the Dome premiered, the CBS drama has killed off at least one character — if not several — in each episode. Usually they've been people we haven't really gotten to know yet, since it's still relatively early in the series. But Monday's episode will feature the death of a character many have come to know and love that will reverberate throughout the town... read more

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions on the Move from Faith to Fear

Mackenzie Lintz, Colin Ford

[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.]

Well, now we know the dome is infallible.

The military learned that the hard way during Monday's Under the Dome after shooting a missile into the dome in hopes of destroying it. Because the dome has begun to affect the outside world in various ways — namely the butterflies' sense of direction because of the magnetic field emanating from the dome — the military buses in those who were left outside of Chester's Mill to say goodbye to their families before sending in the mother of all bombs (MOAB) to destroy the dome. Instead, the dome proved resilient, destroying all the land surrounding the dome. Oops! With so many new questions raised this week, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to get the scoop:

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On the Set: Inside the New CBS Thriller Under the Dome

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 ...
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Affairs of the Heart: Actress Spills ABC Sudser's Secrets

Samantha Mathis, A Stranger's Heart

Looking for a good cry? In Hallmark Channel's A Stranger's Heart (premiering Saturday at 9 pm/ET), Samantha Mathis plays Callie, an all-business magazine reporter who in the wake of a heart transplant comes to embrace life and love anew, while finding herself feeling a strange connection to both a little girl and a cute guy she doesn’t know. What ultimately comes to light... well, that's Hallmark's tale to tell. TVGuide.com spoke with Mathis about this real heart-tugger, as well as pumped her for details on what may be the sexiest and steamiest ABC sudser you will never get the chance to see. TVGuide.com: OK, let's get this over and done with: I understand that one reason you took on this Hallmark project is because the script had a lot of "heart" in it?Samantha Mathis: Ohhh... ba-dum-b read more

Jeremy Sisto Finds Intense TV Roles

Jeremy Sisto, Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Jeremy Sisto is on a hunt in each of his two latest TV roles. In the Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King episode "The Fifth Quarter," (premiering tonight at 10 pm/ET on TNT), he's an ex-con laboring to stay clean while on a quest to uncover millions in buried bucks. And this fall he's in Kidnapped, an NBC drama about an abducted kid and the unorthodox, don't-involve-the-Feds tracker (Sisto) enlisted to find him. TVGuide.com chatted up the actor about tackling such nightmare scenarios. TVGuide.com: In reviewing your résumé, I don't really see much that is inherently uninteresting. A lot of your projects seem to have an edg read more

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