That the network would want to squeeze more out of the adaptation of Stephen King's best-seller, about a town trapped under a mysterious orb, is hardly surprising.
It was the network's most-watched summer premiere since 2000, giving CBS incentive to take advantage of the open-ended option for the series.
"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," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said.
"Under the Dome" is averaging about 13.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen numbers.
King is slated to write the premiere episode of the second season. The drama will return next summer with 13 episodes.
More Entertainment Headlines
The Anchor in Everett transforms into classy music venue At least 1 person watched ‘Weird Loners’ CBS shuts down ‘Under the Dome’ Pandora to mark 10 years with ad-free day Thursday’s highlights on TV New pals Lawrence and Schumer writing a comedy together David Oyelowo talks Emmys after Oscar snub Today in history
Our to-do list full of ideas for your weekend
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.