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'Falling Skies' Renewed for a Fourth Season

Falling Skies Season 3

In what has become a bit of a tradition for TNT in recent years, the cable network has opted to grant the Steven Spielberg produced alien invasion drama 'Falling Skies' an early renewal. The series is just now reaching the mid-point of its third season; the fifth of ten episodes having aired this past Sunday.

'Falling Skies' is the #1 scripted cable offering of the summer, averaging 5.8 million viewers in the Live +7 ratings data. This actually slightly outstrips season two, which averaged 5.6 million pairs of eyes.

TNT has (unsurprisingly) elected to continue the established pattern of ordering a ten episode season, set to premiere in the summer of 2014. The debut will likely happen in June, if past is prologue.

Falling Skies Season 3

'Falling Skies' originally debuted in 2011, and quickly established itself as one of the go-to ratings performers of the summer cable season. The series stars 'E.R's Noah Wyle as Tom Mason, a former history professor turned unlikely leader of the '2nd Mass' survivors colony following an alien invasion of apocalyptic proportions.

'Skies' large ensemble cast also includes the great Will Patton as retired Army Capt. Dan Weaver, who initially butts heads with Mason, but ultimately forges a close friendship with him. Moon Bloodgood also appears as Dr. Anne Glass, a pediatrician by trade who quickly becomes the lead physician of the entire group, and eventually love interest to Tom. Recurring guest stars include Terry O'Quinn, Matt Frewer, Doug Jones, Stephen Collins, Steven Weber, and Robert Sean Leonard.

I won't spoil anything for those readers not yet caught up, but season three has been an absolute blast so far, even as the storylines seem to get more and more "out there". The casting has been great all around, and the writing remains superb, if sentimental. Then again, this is Steven Spielberg we're talking about.

Are you happy to be getting more 'Falling Skies'?


Details
Show:
- Falling Skies
Network:
- Turner Network Television

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Jul 3rd, 2013, 6:06 am

Images courtesy of TNT

Fordring

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Mood: optimistic
Since: 07/Oct/12
Message Posted On Jul 7th, 2013, 12:44 am

Great news, with every season I love the show more and more. It's true that maybe it isn't perfect, some of the scenes, conversations aren't "good", but the show is similiar to The Walking Dead and it shows how the people would most likely to behave, react etc. And because of that there isn't to much action that some would like etc.

 

And ofcourse, in RL there would also be people that are similiar to the characters... "teenagers", power hungry people, criminals, etc.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 6th, 2013, 1:23 pm
The show plods along. If a lesser name than Stephen Spielberg had been associated with it, it never would have survived past the first season. I think Noah Wyle is a great actor, and I've loved seeing some of the big name supporting cast members. But they're all underused in this slow, plodding, methodical, and unsurprising series.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 4th, 2013, 9:08 pm
great first two seasons.season 3 is slow boring repetative. professor power hungry{tom},hal,lourdes are pathetic for the love of the show write them off. dr anne seems to have run off please leave her there. steven spielberg you have your name associated to a disaster 3rd season SHAME SHAME SHAME
wynn

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Mood: aggravated
Since: 01/Feb/13
Message Posted On Jul 4th, 2013, 6:55 am

Aye, that's certainly some nice additions, Matt :)

matt4848

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Since: 29/Feb/12
Message Posted On Jul 4th, 2013, 5:02 am

Falling Skies gets better with each season.. stick with it! Season 4 is going to be ran by Carol Barbee (Jericho EP) and David Eick (battlestar galactica 2004 EP)

With David. E and Carol B. joining I can only see this show getting even better.. both season 4 showrunners have past experience with scifi post appoc shows.

wynn

Level 1 (56%)
Mood: aggravated
Since: 01/Feb/13
Message Posted On Jul 3rd, 2013, 7:28 pm

Sflvr, sadly that's just the way it apparently has to be :/


I stuck through the first two seasos though, and am going to watch a bit of the third as well in hopes of improvements. But the right label might very well be something like "Teen-Sci-Fi" or the like ;)

LooraLovesSciFi

Message Posted On Jul 3rd, 2013, 3:26 pm
Great! If only I could find the time to watch it. So many good SciFi, Supernatural, Mystery and Fantasy shows in recent years and I, beeing a huge fan of those genres, can't find the time to watch any of it. Hell, I can hardly stay up to date with WWE and Top Gear (uk) these days.
Sflvr

Message Posted On Jul 3rd, 2013, 12:34 pm
I love sci-fi and watch just about anything with even a hint of the extra-normal. But I just can't watch this show! It combines just about every tired retread of invasion tropes; in-fighting, angry teens, bedraggled survivors, outlaw bands etc I only [just] managed to finish watching the series pilot, and everything that I've seen (re: episode reviews) tells me that the writing hasn't improved. Why oh why is it that all the good sci-fi shows die young, whilst card-board fodder like this survives?
Dogtag

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Points: 0.1
Since: 16/Dec/08
Message Posted On Jul 3rd, 2013, 11:42 am

Good news. I enjoy this show a lot.

ankjevik

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Since: 12/Jul/10
Message Posted On Jul 3rd, 2013, 9:12 am

this is some of the best news i have heard this year!! i love this show!!

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