TNT Renews ‘Falling Skies’ For Third Season

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TNT has renewed its science-fiction series Falling Skies for a third season. The network has ordered 10 episodes for the show’s third season which is set to premiere in 2013.

Falling Skies was created by Robert Rodat and tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader in this gripping series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight and Connor Jessup also star. Joining the series as recurring guest stars for its second season are Terry O’Quinn (Lost) and Brandon Jay McLaren (The Killing).

The series is currently airing its ten episode second season on TNT and had been considered a lock for renewal. Falling Skies finished its first season last year as basic cable’s top new series of 2011 and is currently averaging 5.9 million viewers, making it this years #1 summer drama with adults 18-49 on all of basic cable.

Speaking of the renewal, Michael Wright, President and head of programming for TNT, TBS and TCM, said: “Falling Skies is television storytelling at its very best, a powerful drama that’s told on both an epic scale and on a deeply personal level. With all the memorable and surprising moments taking place during the second season of Falling Skies, we can’t wait to see what DreamWorks Television and Falling Skies‘ terrific production team and cast members have in store for season three.”

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