Under the Dome Season 2 Premiere Date Set

NEWS: PREMIERE DATE ANNOUNCED

CBS ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR SUMMER SERIES “UNDER THE DOME”:

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“Under the Dome” Returns Monday, June 30, 10:00 PM With the Premiere Episode Written by Stephen King

          CBS today announced a premiere date for its summer event series—UNDER THE DOME, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

UNDER THE DOME returns for its sophomore season on Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).  The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King, whose bestselling novel the series is based on. UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s #1 program, averaging 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, ranking as the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.

UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.  The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.

UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television.  Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 06/26/2013

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Exec Producer Jack Bender

It’s official! Under the Dome is a smash hit. The Monday night premiere was the highest-rated show for CBS this summer with initial numbers of 13.1 million viewers tuning in. then midday final numbers from Nielson revealed higher ratings at 13.5 million

Yesterday, Executive Producer Jack Bender held a gathering  on set expressing his gratitude and congratulating everyone on the success of the show.  He said CBS is extremely pleased and he hopes they keep the numbers up and the show continues.  He mentioned it was the largest young audience numbers since Gunsmoke.

With that being said, there are MAJOR RUMORS SWIRLING!  Today could be the day when the cast and crew find out if there will indeed be a season two!  The UTD folks are shooting at the cement factory in Castle Hayne today.

Wired4Film caught up with Kevin Sizemore who plays Paul Randolph.  Check out his interview: Hanging Out “Under the Dome” with Actor Kevin Sizemore

Missy_SusanWell I told ya info would be released about Sleepy Hollow shooting here in Wilmywood beginning next month.  We do have confirmation who got the extras casting gig!  Congrats goes to Susan Cunningham and Missy Branciforte, the extras casting directors from NBC’s Revolution.  I caught up with the ladies this morning.  Susan said, “Folks can look for casting notices on our casting page, Revo Casting Calls on Facebook.”  

You next Mullet Alert is at the Courtyard Marriott.  Eastbound and Down is shooting today with Danny McBride, Katy Mixon,  and Steve Little.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

UNDER THE DOME: Ratings and Reviews

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THIS JUST IN: #UnderTheDome premiere increases to 13.53 million viewers and 3.3 in A18-49.

 That’s the best CBS drama premiere of the season, people!

It’s crazy that it was not just the cast and crew sitting patiently waiting for the right numbers and the right words to come out today into tomorrow, but this WHOLE DAMN TOWN, too!  Wilmywood was anxiously googling to see who is saying what.  Well, finally we can shed a little light!  I will be updating this particular blog as more comes in throughout the day and week.

The Official Press Release from CBS is in:

13.14 MILLION VIEWERS GO “UNDER THE DOME”

The Most-Watched Summer Drama Premiere on Any Network Since 1992

“Under The Dome” is CBS’s Most-Watched Summer Premiere Among Any Genre Since “Big Brother” in 2000 and Best in Adults 18-49 Since 2005

CBS premiere of UNDER THE DOME, based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Stephen King and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, delivered 13.14 million viewers, the most-watched summer drama premiere on any network since 1992, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Monday, June 24.

The premiere of UNDER THE DOME, broadcast against NBC’s final game of the Stanley Cup Finals (Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks), averaged 13.14 million viewers, 3.2/09 in adults 18-49 and 4.3/11 in adults 25-54.  This is the most-watched summer drama premiere broadcast on any network since 1992 (CBS’s “2000 Malibu Road”).   In addition, UNDER THE DOME delivered CBS’s largest audience among any genre for a summer series premiere since 2000 (“Big Brother”).  It was also the best delivery in adults 18-49 among any genre, for a summer series premiere on CBS since June 7, 2005 (“Fire Me”).

Among all broadcast network drama series premieres this television year, UNDER THE DOME posted the second-highest adult 18-49 rating (tied with “The Following”) and adults 25-54 ratings.

Updated ratings will be available later today.

 

RATINGS FOR UNDER THE DOME

REVIEWS FOR UNDER THE DOME

 

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 06/24/2013 It’s Dome Day!

IT’S HERE!  The television event we have all been waiting for!!  Under The Dome premieres on CBS at 10pm TONIGHT!  If you go to bed early, set your DVRs!!  I did get a chance to see the pilot Thursday night but you can bet your sweet A- I am watching it again!  FYI – if you got kids 14 and younger, you might have to shut their eyes in the first 5 min.  Just sayin’!  

Today is also OFFICIALLY by proclamation from our Mayor Billy Saffo, DOME DAY! He made the declaration last Thursday at the red carpet premiere.  So, Happy Dome Day everyone!

I had a VERY busy weekend putting together all those fabulous Dome Day interviews!  We have more than a dozen of them, so check them out.  My favorites has to be Brian K Vaughan and Jack Bender‘s because they give real testimonials of just how great our crew base is, why the tax incentives need to stay and the locations are perfect for their needs. Oh, and did I mention the Wilmywood blog is getting quite popular, even with the writers and producers 🙂  Check it out:

SEE ALL THE INTERVIEWS NOW!  The Under the Dome folks will be shooting in Burgaw on Right St and Fremont St. You will see the beautiful boys today:  Mike Vogel, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford and Dean Norris.

There is a HUGE viewing party at Hell’s Kitchen (118 Princess St , Downtown Wilmington) tonight and every Monday night at 10pm.

Congrats to our Militia Man, Giancarlo Esposito.  The brilliant actor who plays Major Tom Neville on NBC’s Revolution is getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Yay!  He of course is also known for his role as Gus on  series Breaking Bad.

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David Andrews w/ Billy Dickson – IQ-145

WECT uncovered something cool!   We get to see one of our own on the big screen!  Local cutie David  Andrews plays a naval commander in the  Brad Pitt zombie flick, World War Z.   He’s featured in the trailers for the film. Check him out now!     You go boy!

Mullet Alert:  Danny McBride and his Eastbound and Down crew head to ever-so-fun Jungle Rapids today.  You can get a glimpse of Danny as well as Steve Little, Katy Mixon and Elizabeth de Razzo.

ON TV TODAY: catch Melissa McCarthy on Kelly & Michael and David Letterman!  Craig Ferguson’s got Toni Collette!  Plus The Talk’s got Dean Norris and Rachelle LeFevre!

We should have more details sometime this week about some more productions coming into Wilmywood, so hold onto your hats!!  Plus, this week as well, we should have more details on Sleepy Hollow!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

DOME DAY INTERVIEWS: Rachelle LeFevre, Brian K. Vaughan, Jolene Purdy, Jack Bender

Yeah!  Got some great interviews with a great film family from Under the Dome.  Looks like I have a lot of work to do over the weekend.  Here’s the first four interviews. Plenty more to come!


PHOTO GALLERY: On the set of Under the Dome

Sheila Brothers got a chance to chat and hang out with the cast, writers and producers of Under the Dome.  Photographer David Pasqua was on hand to capture the many moments.

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 06/20/2013 Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Eastbound and Down, Tammy

Tonight is the big night!  The HUGE Under the Dome Premiere in Wilmywood baby!  Thalian Hall will be starlit!  The ENTIRE cast is getting a pass to get out of filming to walk the red carpet and attend the event!!  That includes producers and writers too!  Jack Bender, Neal Baer, Brian K Vaughan and of course Stephen King!

ALL UNDER THE DOME TICKET WINNERS: CBS is insistent you must be in your seats by 6pm Thursday – OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR SEAT! Don’t be late!

With 4 days until the television premiere, the press is going nuts grabbing interviews left and right from the cast.  The Huffington Post continues it’s trend, this time they got a hold of Miss Rachelle LeFevre.  Here’s an excerpt:

What can you preview about her relationship with Barbie (Mike Vogel), since it seems like their paths cross fairly early on?
Well, I think they gravitate towards each other initially because neither of them is from there. Both of them are outsiders — him more than her — but certainly, that’s something they have in common immediately. Energetically, it kind of differentiates them. Everyone else, they’ve all lived together, grown up together. They’re going to stay there. Neither Barbie nor I feel that way about this place. So we’re unique in that nobody wants to be trapped, but they’re at least trapped at home and we’re not. And so that gives us something immediately in common … There is a strong chemistry there and a strong curiosity about one another, you know, “Who are you and why are you here?”

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

Rachelle isn’t the only one getting some love.  Dean Norris was awesome as usual on Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night.  Did you see it?  Got the links for you!  Dean Norris on Jimmy Kimmel Live

MsPenny_tweetYesterday I told you about the flames and explosions that were taking place on the set of Tammy.  Well, Miss Penny Lane tweeted a photo of what went down.  Today Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Mark Duplass and Sandra Oh head to LA baby!  Leland that is.  They are off the the Leland House off Lincoln Rd.

Eastbound and Down will be at two locations today.  Just off N. Kerr Ave and at Market/Cardinal at Stevenson Direct.  I caught up with the incredibly talented actor, Cullen Moss, after he did a stint this week on EBD, and did multiple scenes with Danny McBride.

Still from "The Heroes of Arvine Place"

Still from “The Heroes of Arvine Place”

He’s going to be in the first episode of season 4, playing the general manager of a business, who has an antagonistic relationship with Kenny Powers.  “This will be my only episode, as far as I know, Cullen said.  “I had so much damn fun! We did the scenes as scripted, and then were given chances to use alternate lines and go off on lengthy improvised tangents. That kind of spontaneously creative atmosphere that they’re able to provide is invaluable. In addition to the actors being given that freedom, the writers and the director (Jody Hill) are there, fine-tuning and tweaking the dialogue every moment. It was a completely creative, vitalizing, and affirming experience. I’m hoping they’ll find a way to get me back in the mix later in the season.”

Pre-Production is going swimmingly for Sleepy Hollow and they are still accepting resumes for crew positions.  There are just a handful of positions available, i.e. Set PA, Art PA, and possible assistant to the director.  I am sure there are a few more, so go for it!  BUT be prepared, I would highly recommend to apply ONLY if you are a night owl.  I’ve heard there will be a lot of overnights shoots of this series.   Get your resumes in: sleepyhollowseason1@gmail.com.  As far as extras casting goes, there is speculation, but there is no official word on who has signed on the dotted line for that position.  I will be able to reveal that to you in the next 2 weeks.  Production begins in late July!  Bring it!

Check out the latest promo for Sleepy Hollow that came out this week!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!