ByAlisha Grauso, writer at
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Alisha Grauso

There is no modern author whose works have been adapted more frequently than , with the results sometimes being fantastic (The Shawshank Redemption), sometimes criminally underrated (The Mist), sometimes mediocre (Bag of Bones), and sometimes hilariously awful (Maximum Overdrive, anyone?), and with such a vast spread of source material to pull from, the adaptations won't be slowing down any time soon.

But sometimes, one of his works takes off in a way that surprises everyone, and such is the case with this summer's breakout hit Under the Dome. The ratings results have been calculated, and the numbers for the TV miniseries have been through the roof, with the show doing so well, even in the traditionally slower summer months, that it's set to come in third place in ratings for the entire 2012-13 season.

As a result, according to IGN, CBS execs announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that the show would be making the jump from mini-series to full-fledged series and coming back for a second season next summer. Once again, it will have a summer run and be a limited 13-episode series.

And what's more, King himself will be penning the script for a few episodes, starting with the premiere of Season 2, said CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler:

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.

What about you, fearless readers? Have you been keeping up with Under the Dome? Is it as good as the ratings show? And if you haven't, does this make you want to check it out? Sound off in the comments.

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