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TV Tidbits: 'Secret Circle' Alum Goes 'Under the Dome'

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Jan 25, 2013 | 4:46pm EST

Britt_RobertsonSecret Circle Alum Goes Under the Dome: Former CW star Britt Robertson has joined the cast of CBS’ Under the Dome. She’ll play Angie, “an attractive young waitress and aspiring nurse who’s always dreamed of escaping the town of Chester’s Mill.” That’s going to be pretty hard to do now that there’s a giant transparent lid covering the town for some unknown reason. Under the Dome premieres on CBS June 24. [EW]

Fun with Ratings: Thursday night's Glee saw a boost in ratings paired with American Idol, rising 31 percent and drawing its best numbers since this season’s second episode. ABC’s Last Resort finished its series run on an high note, rising 6 percent. The penultimate episode of NBC’s 30 Rock was up 12 percent, delivering a season-high audience. The CW's The Vampire Diaries dropped 7 percent, while Beauty and the Beast returned up 14 percent. [TVLine]

The Fringe Legacy Lives On: Days after Fringe aired its series finale, Fox has given a pilot order to a new sci-fi drama from Fringe‘s J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman. The untitled Warner Bros. TV/Bad Robot-produced project is described as an action-packed buddy cop show, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. [Deadline]

The CW Goes Sci-Fi... and Historical: The CW ordered three new drama pilots. The Hundred, based on the forthcoming book series of the same name, is an hour-long show set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. A spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. The District 9-themed Oxygen is a science fiction drama, revolving around an epic romance that ignites between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a suburban high school 10 years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an interment camp where they've been imprisoned ever since. Reign is a period drama, focusing on the previously unknown and untold story of Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power when she arrived in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The hour-long effort will touch on the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue. [THR]

Battlestar Galactica Prequel Gets Premiere Date: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, prequel to popular blockbuster franchise Battlestar Galactica, will have its world television premiere as a two-hour full-length TV movie on Syfy on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 9 PM ET/PT. Blood & Chrome takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, gifted fighter pilot William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and hungry for action, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle as much as Adama craves its onset. [Syfy]

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