TNT Renews THE LAST SHIP and MAJOR CRIMES; FALLING SKIES Season 5 Will Be Its Last

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TNT’s enjoying a solid season and aims to keep it up in summer 2015 as well.  The network just announced that it’s renewed The Last Ship, Major Crimes and Falling Skies, all of which cracked the top five for scripted series with total viewers and adults 25 to 54 this summer.  At this point, The Last Ship is posting an average of more than 7.2 million viewers for its first season, Major Crimes is up in season three with about 7 million viewers on average so far, and Falling Skies is coming in above 5.5 million viewers as well.

The next time around, The Last Ship will get 13 episodes instead of 10, Major Crimes will have a 15-episode season 4 run, and it’ll be 10 episodes for Falling Skies season 5, which will also be its last.  Catch more details on those three shows after the jump and keep an eye out for more TNT summer renewals in the weeks to come.  The Last Ship stars Eric Dane and airs Sundays at 9pm, Falling Skies comes on right after with Noah Wyle at 10pm, and Major Crimes starring Mary McDonnell airs Monday nights at 9pm.

FALLING SKIES Season 4 Trailer Introduces the Mysterious Woman in Red

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When last we left our heroes in the Fightin’ Second Mass, they were celebrating a hard-fought victory, but found themselves caught between the powerful alien forces of the Espheni and the Volm.  As the new Falling Skies trailer shows, the fighting has reached a fever pitch, and our warriors are about at their wits’ end.  Add in a mysterious woman in red and the continuing strangeness surrounding Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) and Anne Glass’s (Moon Bloodgood) daughter Alexis, and it’s no surprise that everybody’s on edge.  Be sure to check out our WonderCon coverage for much more on the show.

Also starring Doug Jones, Maxim Knight, Drew Roy, Will Patton, and Colin Cunningham, season four of Falling Skies premieres on TNT on Sunday, June 22 at 10/9c.  Hit the jump to watch the Falling Skies trailer and for more on the upcoming season.

WonderCon: Moon Bloodgood and Seychelle Gabriel on the Big Changes Coming to FALLING SKIES Season 4

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When Falling Skies season 4 starts this June on TNT, fans will see a new direction for the show.  Much of that is due to the influence of brand new showrunner David Eick (Battlestar Galactica), who took over this season for the departing Remi Aubuchon.  Characters will evolve, storylines will branch out and new love triangles will emerge, but the looming alien threat will remain as the central driving force in the show.

Stars Moon Bloodgood (Dr. Ann Glass) and Seychelle Gabriel (Lourdes Delgado) were at WonderCon today with some of their fellow cast members to give fans a sneak peek at the upcoming season.  I had a chance to speak with them before the panel about what’s coming for their characters and how the show’s changes will affect them.  Falling Skies also stars Noah Wylie, Will Patton, Sarah Carter, Mpho Koaho and Doug Jones.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Saturn Award Nominations Announced; GRAVITY and THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Lead with 8 Nominations Each

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Nominations have been announced for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards.  The nominees and winners are selected by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, which recognizes achievements in genre films, television and home video.  Another way to view them would be an academy that recognizes genre blockbusters and it’s the only way Jack the Giant Slayer could get nominated for anything ever.  But this year’s big nominees were Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which each racked up eight nominations.  To be fair, the Saturn Awards also have the room to take chances such as nominating Scarlett Johansson for Best Supporting Actress for Her…but then they turn right back around and nominate The Lone Ranger for Best Action/Adventure Movie.  On the TV side, Breaking Bad, Falling Skies, and Game of Thrones each picked up five nominations.

Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.  Winners will be announced in June.

FALLING SKIES Lands a Fourth Season on TNT

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Fans of the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi series Falling Skies have cause to rejoice: TNT has ordered a fourth season.  The show follows the efforts of the human resistance against an invading alien species.  Led by Noah Wyle (ER), the humans encounter a new alien force in season three, played by accomplished character actor Doug Jones (Hellboy).  Season four of Falling Skies will enjoy a 10-episode run next summer.

Also starring Will Patton, Moon Bloodgood and Drew RoyFalling Skies airs Sundays at 10/9c on TNT.  Hit the jump for more.

Noah Wyle and Drew Roy Talk FALLING SKIES Season 3, Changes in the Series, What the New Cast Members Add to the Show, Love Triangles, and More

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Falling Skies has returned for its third season, as the epic battle between humans and aliens continues.  Seven months have passed since viewers last saw the survivors of the 2nd Mass, led by Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), and now that they’ve teamed up with Volm and a band of rebel Skitters, the human race looks like it just might have some hope.  Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the show also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Sarah Carter, Colin Cunningham and Seychelle Gabriel, along with Doug Jones, Gloria Reuben and Robert Sean Leonard.

While at the show’s press day, co-stars Noah Wyle (who is also one of the show’s producers) and Drew Roy talked about all of the changes in Season 3, how much easier it is to not always have to be on the move now, love triangles, and what all of the new characters have brought to the story.  Check out what they had to say, and be aware that there are some spoilers

Doug Jones Talks FALLING SKIES Season 3, the Makeup Process, His Career, His Desire to Make HELLBOY 3, and More

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Falling Skies has returned for its third season, as the epic battle between humans and aliens continues.  Seven months have passed since viewers last saw the survivors of the 2nd Mass, led by Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), and now that they’ve teamed up with Volm and a band of rebel Skitters, the human race looks like it just might have some hope.  Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the show also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Sarah Carter, Colin Cunningham and Seychelle Gabriel, along with Doug Jones, Gloria Reuben and Robert Sean Leonard.

While at the show’s press day, actor Doug Jones spoke to Collider at both a roundtable and a 1-on-1 interview about how he came to be playing Volm leader Cochise, his desire to make every otherworldly creature he portrays different from the last, the two-hour make-up process, the most surprising thing about bringing Cochise to life, and whether the humans should be suspicious of the Volm’s motives.  He also talked about how he started out as a mime, that he originally thought he would be a sitcom star, the 27 commercials he did as the crescent moon-headed Mac Tonight character for McDonald’s, the creature he’s most proud of, and his hope that there will be a Hellboy 3.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Remi Aubuchon Talks FALLING SKIES Season 3, Topping Previous Seasons, Revealing More Mythology, Hiring Doug Jones and Stepping Down as Showrunner

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The TNT drama series Falling Skies has returned for its third season, as the epic battle between humans and aliens continues.  Seven months have passed since viewers last saw the survivors of the 2nd Mass, led by Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), and now that they’ve teamed up with Volm and a band of rebel Skitters, the human race looks like it might just have some hope.  Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the show also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Sarah Carter, Colin Cunningham and Seychelle Gabriel, along with Doug Jones, Gloria Reuben and Robert Sean Leonard.

While at the show’s press day, showrunner/executive producer/writer Remi Aubuchon spoke to Collider at both a roundtable and a 1-on-1 interview about how challenging it is to top their previous seasons, what the new faces bring to Season 3, deciding how much mythology to reveal each season, what led them to hire Doug Jones to bring the alien Cochise to life instead of doing it through CG, whether the humans’ suspicions of the Volm are justified, how difficult it was to decide to step down as showrunner and pursue his dream of writing science fiction novels, and how he will definitely keep tuning in, as a viewer.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

New to Blu-ray: WARM BODIES, BREAKING BAD Season 5, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, and More

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Here’s a look at this week’s new Blu-ray releases:

FALLING SKIES Cast and Creator Tease Season 3 at the EW CapeTown Film Fest

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As part of Entertainment Weekly’s ongoing CapeTown Film Fest last night, some lucky fans got to see a special screening of the Falling Skies season 3 premiere.  From the first hour, it looks like the series is kicking off what some could see as a whole new direction.  Once the episode was over, cast members Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy and Maxim Knight joined showrunner Remi Aubuchon for a special Q&A. In the Q&A the cast and showrunner gave teasers about what fans can expect from the show in season 3.  Hit the jump to find out what we learned.

CapeTown Los Angeles Film Festival Lineup Includes RETURN OF THE JEDI, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

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Entertainment Weekly has announced the complete lineup for the upcoming EW CapeTown Film Festival, and it’s chock-full of great films and exciting guests.  Screenings include Shaun of the Dead, The Thing, Escape from New York, The Goonies, Twelve Monkeys, and Star Trek (2009), with a special “May the 4th Be With You” all-day marathon of Return of the Jedi.  More excitingly, though, is the fact that Edgar Wright, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Richard Donner, Neil Gaiman, Terry Gilliam, Leonard Nemoy, and more will be onhand to introduce and discuss the various films.

Hit the jump to check out the full lineup, which also includes a special announcement that’s coming soon.  EW CapeTown Film Festival will run in Los Angeles from April 30th – May 6th.

Full WonderCon 2013 Panel Lineup Includes PACIFIC RIM, THIS IS THE END, HANNIBAL, UNDER THE DOME, and More

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The full lineup for WonderCon 2013 has been released, and it’s a pretty solid slate of film and TV fare.  Among the highlights of this year’s convention are panels for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, director James Wan’s horror film The Conjuring, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s star-studded directorial debut This Is the End, the YA adaptation The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones, Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare pic Much Ado About Nothing, as well as TV panels for Eli Roth’s Netflix series Hemlock Grove, CBS’ Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome, BBC’s Doctor Who, and much more.

Hit the jump to check out the schedule.  WonderCon 2013 runs from March 29 – 31.  Be sure to come back to Collider later this month for our extensive coverage from the convention.

Drew Roy Talks FALLING SKIES Season 3, Doug Jones, Comic-Con, and More at the VES Awards

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Falling Skies struggled to find its voice early on, but has gotten better over time.  While season one got decent ratings on TNT, I found most of the action and dialogue from the human survivors unrealistic considering their situation; the limited budget didn’t help.  Every episode seemed to take place on the same sets and I often wondered whether the show could live up to its potential.  Thankfully, the second season was a huge improvement and most of my issues were dealt with.  Characters acted like it was the end of the world, they didn’t spend every episode on the same set, and as the season went on, it felt like it was driving towards an interesting conclusion.  Hopefully season 3 will be the best yet.

At the VES Awards last week, I was able to talk to Drew Roy, who plays Hal on the show.  We talked about his excitement for season three, what was it like to work with Doug Jones and the character he’ll play, how much he knows about the season before filming begins, his thoughts on each season, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

2013 Visual Effects Society Awards Nominations Include LIFE OF PI, THE HOBBIT, THE AVENGERS, and BATTLESHIP

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The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the upcoming 11th Annual VES Awards.  This year’s major players include Life of Pi, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Prometheus, The Avengers, and Battleship, all of which landed nominations for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture.  The VES Awards also recognize visual effects work in more dramatic fare, singling out the impressive effects of films like Flight and The Impossible.  Duking it out for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature will be the ridiculously impressive Richard Parker in Life of Pi, Hulk in The Avengers, and Gollum and Goblin King in The Hobbit.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominees.  The 11th Annual VES Awards will take place on February 5th.

FALLING SKIES Season One Blu-ray Review

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If Falling Skies doesn’t grab you right away, give it a few episodes. Amid the shuffle of Must-See shows like Game of Thrones, it feels a little quieter and more pedestrian. But if you remain open to it and let it find its rhythm, it turns into a thoroughly enjoyable bit of summer escapism. With the first season Blu-ray now in stores, those who missed it have a second chance to see what it’s all about. Hit the jump for my full review.

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