TNT announced that the Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion series Falling Skies (currently airing in the UK on FX every Tuesday) has been renewed for a third season.
TNT has ordered 10 more episodes for Falling Skies ’ third season, scheduled to air in 2013.
The show, which stars Noah Wyle finished its first season last year as the top new cable show in the US in terms of ratings and is currently averaging 5.9 million viewers per week for season two.
“ 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,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “With all the memorable and surprising moments taking place during the second season of Falling Skies , we can’t wait to see what DreamWorks Television and Falling Skies ’ terrific production team and cast members have in store for season three.”