Falling Skies earns a third season
U.S. cable network TNT is happy with its hit science fiction drama, renewing Falling Skies for a third season this week.
The show follows the human resistance in the wake of an alien invasion that devastates civilization on Earth, and is currently halfway through its 10-episode second season.
Ten episodes have been ordered for Season Three, which will air in the summer of 2013, Deadline reports.
In addition to series leads Noah Wyle (ER) and Moon Bloodgood (Terminator: Salvation), the show features former Stargate actors Colin Cunningham (Major Paul Davis) and Ryan Robbins (Ladon Radim) as members of a rogue gang who join up with the 2nd Mass to fight the alien invaders.
Remi Aubuchon, who served as a writer-producer on Season Two of Stargate Universe, serves as showrunner.
Season Two of Falling Skies premiered to 4.46 million viewers (up against the NBA playoffs), and has fallen to 3.64 million viewers this past weekend. While this is down from the first season, the show also benefits from DVR-delayed viewing, strong 18-49 demographic numbers, and success in 115 overseas markets.
Falling Skies airs Sundays at 9/8c on TNT. Follow the show on our sister site, SciFiStream.com!
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