June 23, 2013 in Features

TV Notes: King’s ‘Dome’ ready to thrill this summer

Chuck Barney Mcclatchy-Tribune
 

Don’t miss

“UNDER THE DOME” – Stephen King’s sci-fi thriller comes to prime time in the form of this ambitious summer series. It tells the story of some small-town residents who suddenly find themselves cut off from the rest of the world by a giant, transparent force field. Soon, battle lines are drawn and bad things happen. Think: “Big Brother” in a bubble. Mike Vogel, Dean Norris and Rachelle Lefevre lead the cast. 10 p.m. Monday, CBS.

Other bets

SUNDAY: “Whodunnit?” is a “Clue”-like reality series from “CSI” creator Anthony E. Zuiker. It has 13 amateur sleuths competing to solve a (fake) murder mystery with unsuccessful contestants meeting their doom. 9 p.m., ABC.

SUNDAY: An uneven Season 6 of “Mad Men” comes to a close and you really have to wonder how much longer the marriage between Don and Megan (Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare) can last. On the other hand, we’re looking forward to escaping the ugly turbulence of 1968. 10 p.m., AMC.

SUNDAY: There’s plenty of dirt to clean up in “Devious Maids,” a soapy new tale executive produced by “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria. It follows the lives of Beverly Hills housekeepers, who know all the dark secrets their wealthy employers are trying to hide. It premieres just after the Season 5 debut of “Drop Dead Divas.” 10 p.m., Lifetime.

MONDAY: “Miss You Can Do It” brings an admirable twist to the typical beauty pageant concept. It’s a documentary that focuses on a competition that is open to young women and girls with special needs and challenges. 9 p.m., HBO.

TUESDAY: Bad guys beware: TV’s hottest crime-solving duo is back in action as “Rizzoli & Isles” (Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander) returns for a fourth season. The show airs just before the Season 2 premiere of “Perception.” 9 p.m., TNT.

WEDNESDAY: TV’s tawdry experiment in voyeurism resumes when “Big Brother” assembles a new group of lab rats, er, contestants, to live and bicker under one roof. The reality series is celebrating its 15th season, if you can believe that. 8 p.m., CBS.

THURSDAY: On “The Hero,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson challenges the contestants to take death-defying leaps off a building. No thanks. We’ll stay welded to the couch, if you don’t mind. 8 p.m., TNT.

THURSDAY: Tonight’s edition of “Wipeout” features a challenge called “Trippity Skippity Flippity Doo.” Easy for them to say. 8 p.m., ABC.

FRIDAY: “Annie: It’s a Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage” is a documentary that offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the Broadway musical and evolution of a single production number. 9 p.m., KSPS and KCDT

SATURDAY: “Anna Nicole” is a TV movie that follows the infamous rise and fall of Vickie Lynn Hogan (Agnes Bruckner), a pretty but plain girl who grew up in a small Texas town and transformed herself into a voluptuous, Marilyn Monroe-esque Playboy pinup and model. Martin Landau co-stars. 8 p.m., Lifetime.


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