TNT’s FALLING SKIES Renewed for Season Three

     July 11, 2012


TNT has decided to renew the sci-fi drama Falling Skies for another season.  The network has settled on ordering 10 episodes for the show’s third season, set to air in 2013.  The show premiered last summer and stars Noah Wyle as a former history professor who becomes one of Massachusetts’ military leaders following a worldwide alien invasion.  The post-apocalyptic setting has apparently provided enough fodder for the series to prosper, as it averages 5.9 million viewers when DVR playback is taken into account.  I haven’t seen the show but I know a few people who are fans, so this should comes as welcome news to those who tune in every week.  The show is currently in the middle of its second season on TNT.  Hit the jump to read the press release.

Falling Skies (cast) colin cunninghamHere’s the press release:

TNT has ordered a third season of its epic original series Falling Skies, from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. The critically acclaimed drama starring Noah Wyle finished its first season last year as bas ic cable’s top new series of 2011. Currently averaging 5.9 million viewers, the series ranks as basic cable’s #1 summer drama with adults 18-49. TNT has ordered 10 episodes Falling Skies‘ third season, slated to air in 2013.

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,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “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.”

Falling Skies, which currently airs on TNT Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), chronicles the devastating aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the months since the initial invasion, the few remaining s urvivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force, whose nature and purpose remains a mystery.

Noah Wyle stars in Falling Skies as Tom Mason, a former college professor and father of three, who has become an unli kely leader for the 2nd Massachusetts civilian resistance group.Moon Bloodgood also stars as Anne Glass, a pediatrician who works with the survivors to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives. Will Patton plays Weaver, a fierce military leader of the resistance and Tom’s commanding officer. The series also stars Drew Royas Hal, Tom’s oldest son and a growing fighter in the resistance movement;Connor Jessup as Ben, Tom’s middle son who was rescued from the aliens and now uses his unique abilities to help t he resistance; Maxim Knightas Matt, Tom’s youngest son, who wants to grow up ahead of his time; andSeychelle Gabriel as Lourdes, an orphaned pre-med student who helps Anne in the group’s makeshift medical clinic.Mpho Koaho and Peter Shinkoda play Anthony and Dai, two resistance fighters in the 2nd Mass.; Colin Cunningham is John Pope, the head of a gang of marauders called the Berserkers; and Sarah Carter is Maggie, a wary survivor from Pope’s gang.

Guest-starring this season are Brandon Jay McLaren (The Killing), who plays resident engineer and technology expert Jamil Dexter, and Terry O’Quinn (Lost), who will appear in this season’s final two episodes as Arthur Manchester, Tom’s mentor and former professor.

Falling Skies comes to TNT from DreamWorks Television and is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl FrankRemi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman are also executive producers. The series was created by Robert Rodat.

Following each week’s episode of Falling Skies on TNT, fans can head over the Falling Skies website – – for the latest installment of 2nd Watch, a weekly online talk show hosted by Wil Wheaton(Star Trek: The Next GenerationLeverage). Each episode features discussions on the latest episode and interviews with special guests from the cast and crew, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fan questions, trivia and more.

TNT’s announcement that Falling Skies has been renewed for a third season comes just as the cast prepares to make an appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego. Series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter, along with executive producer Remi Aubuchon, will join moderator Wil Wheaton for a panel session on Friday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m. (PT) in room 6BCF at the San Diego Convention Center. An au tograph signing will follow at the Dark Horse Comics booth at 6 p.m. (PT). TNT has partnered with Dark Horse Comics on a number of Falling Skies initiatives, including a prequel comic book that preceded last year’s series premiere.

In its debut season last summer, TNT’s Falling Skies topped the charts as basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011. This year, the show is off to a strong start, averaging 5.9 million viewers in Live + 7. It has also scored 2.7 million adults 18-49 (L+7) and ranks as basic cable’s #1 drama for the summer-to-date in that ke y demo. The show has brought in 3.1 million adults 25-54, ranking it behind TNT’s Dallas as basic cable’s #2 summer drama. On the international front, Falling Skies premiered in more than 115 global markets last year, achieving hit status in the United Kingdom, Australia and Latin America, among others. Last year’s launch of Falling Skies also ranked as the biggest series premiere ever for TNT networks in Spain, Germany and Austria.

  • LEM

    Show still sucks.

    • ari


    • Anonymous

      go screw yourself you have no imagination

    • Kenbad

      Hey Lem, or it Lame

      You suck you don’t know what is good and what’s not and neither does the jerk ari who agreed with you. I do agree that everyone has a right to an opinion though even if it’s as dumb as yours. LOL

  • Ramone

    So glad, that show has really taken off, espescially this season.

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  • Chris

    This show keeps getting better. Lets get some better guest stars though….

  • tarek

    Why don’t make a spin off with the V series in the third season. it will raise maybe some interest…who knows. ^^

    who is behind the script ? Goyer ?

  • Lance

    This show has gotten a lot better this season. The episode two weeks back where they blew apart alien bugs left and right? They never would have touched that last year. The series actually feels like a modern day show now, instead of one that should have aired on a network back in the Nineties.

    If you haven’t watched in a while, give the show another chance now.

  • Leo

    I mean this with full sincerity when I say they should fire Spielberg and get rid of that cheesy nostalgic feel to it and just start going apeshit on some god damn aliens. Also kill off most of the actors.

    • tarek

      “Also kill off most of the actors.”

      I Laughed my @ss off. ^^ It is so true. I’ve said the same thing on another place.

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  • Erin

    What won’t work is if they keep making fans wait a year for new episodes.

  • Frank

    Love the show but the 10 episode season sucks. What happened to 20-22 episodes per season?

  • Jeanne

    I love the show but waiting so long between episodes is crazy!!!! Come on guy’s let’s make this a regular show ,rerun’s for two months in the summer time.

  • Jeanne

    I love the show but waiting so long between episodes is crazy!!!! Come on guy\’s let\’s make this a regular show ,rerun\’s for two months in the summer time.

  • Anonymous

    yo amo falling skies

  • anonymous

    wish they would say when it’s coming back not just in 2013. hope it’s soon hate waiting so long. want to check out the new the show hope last a long time

  • Marrow

    Love this show!! please keep it going!!

  • Marrow

    Love this show!! please keep it going!!

  • Devonshade

    Man, i’m sick of this show, but still sucked into it every week because I gave it way too much time. I wish they would kill off the main characters kids. They’re too pretty and its like watching an idiot brady bunch vs aliens show.