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'Under the Dome'? Written by — and tweaked for TV by — Stephen King
'Under the Dome'? Written by — and tweaked for TV by — Stephen King

When asked how he came to write the Season 2 premiere of "Under the Dome," the television adaptation of his 2009 sci-fi novel that returns to CBS on June 30, Stephen King is refreshingly candid. "I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes of 'Game of Thrones,' and I was very jealous," said the prolific author, 66, via telephone from the North Carolina set of "Under the Dome." The series, which follows the inhabitants of the small town of Chester's Mill, Maine, after it is suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by an invisible but impenetrable dome, became the most-watched new program on broadcast television last year,...

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