The alien occupation of Earth, and the human resistance to it, will continue for at least one more year of “Falling Skies.”
TNT has picked up its drama series for a 10-episode third season to air in 2013. The renewal comes after the first five episodes of this season have averaged 5.9 million viewers. TNT also says the show is the No. 1 drama on ad-supported cable among adults 18-49 this summer.
“‘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,” says TNT, TBS and TCM president Michael Wright. “We can’t wait to see what DreamWorks Television and ‘Falling Skies” terrific production team and cast members have in store for season three.”
Season 2 continues Sunday (July 15) with an episode that finds Tom (Noah Wyle) discovering Weaver (Will Patton) may be keeping secrets from the group. The season’s final two episodes will feature guest star Terry O’Quinn (“Lost,” “Hawaii Five-0″) as Tom’s former mentor.