‘Un­der the Dome’:

10 p.m. Mon­day, Chan­nel 7

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CBS’ sum­mer event se­ries is the 13-episode adap­ta­tion of the Stephen King novel, “Un­der the Dome.”

It chron­i­cles the events in the small town of Ch­ester’s Mill, Maine, when a trans­par­ent dome sud­denly ap­pears over it, putting ev­ery liv­ing thing there in ut­ter iso­la­tion.

The large cast in­cludes Mike Vo­gel (“Pan Am,” “Bates Mo­tel”) as Dale “Barbie” Bar­bara, an Army vet­eran in town on a mys­te­ri­ous mis­sion; Rachelle Le­fevre as in­ves­tiga­tive re­porter Ju­lia Shumway, whose hus­band is sud­denly nowhere to be found; Ned Bel­lamy as the Rev. Lester Cog­gins; Dean Nor­ris as “Big Jim” Ren­nie, a politi­cian and town big­wig; Alexan­der Koch as Ju­nior, his dis­turbed son; Britt Robert­son as Angie McAlis­ter, a sharp-wit­ted young woman in­volved with Ju­nior; and Jeff Fa­hey as po­lice chief Howard “Duke” Perkins.

Also star­ring are Colin Ford, Natalie Martinez, Nicholas Strong, Jo­lene Purdy and Aisha Hinds. Ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers for Steven Spiel­berg’s Am­blin Tele­vi­sion are Neal Baer, King, Justin Falvey, Dar­ryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Ben­der (who’s also the showrun­ner) and Brian K. Vaughan.

Ben­der pre­vi­ously worked on ABC’s “Lost,” about air­line pas­sen­gers who crash­land on an is­land, and he sees sim­i­lar­i­ties.

“We’re not go­ing to be po­lit­i­cally cor­rect,” he says, “and we’re go­ing to be true to the char­ac­ters in Ch­ester’s Mill — what’s been cre­ated from Stephen’s book — but I do think one of the things that’s cool about this is it speaks to, as did ‘Lost,’ how do we all sur­vive? How do we all live?


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