Falling Skies: Season Four Renewal from TNT

Falling Skies season four renewalThough the show’s ratings are down, TNT has renewed Falling Skies for a fourth season. The 10 episodes will begin airing in Summer 2014.

The 10 episodes of season three are currently airing with the finale schedules for August 4th.

Here’s the TNT press release about the renewal:

TNT Orders Fourth Season of Epic Series “Falling Skies,” Basic Cable’s #1 Summer Drama with Key Adult Demos

Noah Wyle Stars in Series from DreamWorks Television And Executive Producer Steven Spielberg

TNT has ordered a fourth season of Falling Skies, the epic drama produced by DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg and starring Noah Wyle. Currently airing Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Falling Skies is averaging 5.8 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery and ranks as basic cable’s #1 scripted series with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the summer-to-date. TNT plans to launch the 10-episode fourth season in summer 2014.

Falling Skies tells the extraordinary tale of life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Wyle plays Tom Mason, a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader after a massive invasion by an alien force. The series also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter. Among the guest stars this season on Falling Skies are Gloria Reuben, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Collins and Doug Jones.

Falling Skies premiered in summer 2011 and ranked as basic cable’s #1 new series of the year. The series returned with strong numbers last year, averaging 5.6 million viewers in Live + 7 and ranking as basic cable’s #1 summer drama with adults 25-54.

In addition to Spielberg, season 3 of Falling Skies is executive-produced by DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, along with Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman.

About TNT

TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Major Crimes, Perception and Franklin & Bash, as well as the new drama King & Maxwell and the upcoming Legends and The Last Ship. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like The Hero, Boston’s Finest and the upcoming Cold Justice, Marshal Law: Texas and Nashville Confidential. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

What do you think? Are you a fan of this TNT series? How long would you like to see Falling Skies go on?

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  1. says

    it is 1 of the best series of scy fi ive ever seen . the only bad thing is it takes two long 4 additional seasons, or there should be more than 10 shows maybe 15 .I do love it

  2. says

    this is a great show im a SY FY fan I hope this will last a long TIME , Mr Spielberg please if you read this keep up the good work ,im sure we would all like to see this show going for along time .

  3. says

    I love that there are more and more tv-shows in America that are not about teenage perople and college/highschool life so BORING, Falling skies are a great tv show!

  4. petite girl says

    My husband I have enjoyed science fiction since we were children. Now, we are in our 50’s and are enjoying the more sophisticated and graphically enhanced shows and movies. The story lines are not cheesy, and the relationship aspect and well paced shows have caught our interest. Falling Skies is a well thought out series.

  5. Anonymous says

    love the show, love how it went forward.love the son that is superhuman and the other one is a bad guy, love the blondes

  6. Why Watch says

    This show jumped the shark when it introduced the second aliens who want to fight the first aliens. Somewhat reminiscent of Earth: Final Conflict.

  7. Rena Moretti says

    Meantime, in the real world that the TNT PR release avoids strenuously, Falling Skies started with decent ratings in year 1 and quickly collapsed. Season 2 started lower than season one and ratings ebbed. while the current season 3 started lower than season 2, hitting a lower than 2 million viewers all-time low a couple of weeks ago.

    But let’s renew this flop for another year of lower ratings!!!!

    The lack of common sense of TNT and its brethren who are dedicated to pretending being successful instead of actually being successful is staggering.

    • JC says

      The only show on TNT this summer with higher ratings than Falling Skies is Rizzoli & Isles. Yes, Falling Skies has better ratings this summer than Franklin & Bash, King & Maxwell, Major Crimes and Perception. So if you think Falling Skies should be canceled, then you must also think all of those other shows should be dumped too. Oh, and Falling Skies also has better ratings than the most recent season of Dallas, which was also renewed by TNT.

      And BTW, the word flop only applies to a show that gets horrible ratings in its first season. See: Monday Mornings. Once a show is in its third season, it no longer qualifies as a flop no matter how low its ratings go.

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