TNT has ordered 10 new episodes for 2013.
July 11, 2012
TNT announced today that Falling Skies has been renewed for a third season. The Noah Wyle drama has been having a successful run since debuting last summer. Its first season finished as basic cable's top new series of 2011, and it currently ranks as basic cable's #1 summer drama among adults 18-49.
"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 TNT president Michael Wright. "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."
The network has ordered 10 new episodes of the alien invasion drama for 2013. No premiere date is set, but a June return looks likely at this point.
UPDATE: Falling Skies Season 3 premieres on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 9:00pm.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)
Noah Wiley is super as well as his commander
Looking forward to season three
PS. Please keep this show fresh.
TNT is placing way too much into the flash and the show is going to fail simply because it cannot fill the fans need for the story. Frankly ten shows with this particular is not even an appetizer, really think about it, the show is in a setting that can be very cheaply created, old buildings, dirty streets, garbage all over, open rural settings, dam I could shoot a hundred shows just a few blocks from my home, throw in an alien from time to time, and put a lot into the story, the cheapest part of the production for what they are paying to make aliens the primary characters when it really is more the life struggle of the human characters that we are most attracted to and how they deal with life in this situation. Frankly they would not have to have the aliens make appearances in each and every show and still have a fantastic series.
How long did M*A*S*H last? Was it a lot of flash or was it the story that kept it alive? Just stop a moment and think of all the very long lasting shows, all of them were based on their story alone not their flash. A good example of how flash kills a great show is Stargate SG1, at first it was a great story and low on flash, but in the final seasons they switched to a lot more flash and less and less story and the show cam to an end. Frankly some of the best SG1 shows, were totally story and little to no flash at all.
If everyone would simply recognize that they want the story over hundreds of special effects and aliens and they voice their opinions to TNT, maybe we can save this great story by letting TNT know they can spend less on flash and place more on the story so they can deliver 20 shows a season.
I really hate to say this one but even soap operas last for many shows a season simply based on their story not any flash at all, well maybe a cat fight now and then and maybe a shooting or something similar but they exist totally on their story so they can produce more shows because the money is not needed for all the flash.
So here is it TNT..... cut the flash way back and focus on the story and deliver more shows, I feel your need to spend so much on flash is a totally wrong and a waste of money when you have such a great story line. Please give us more story and more shows with less flash, and you will find you have a longer running better audience format than wasting so much on flash that is so unnecessary with great story lines. Take your cue from the long playing shows, you won't see flash, just good stories and good actors/actresses such as Noah Wyle, we all know the characters but no one knows who the aliens are and frankly we don't care so why are you spending so much on the things we don't even care about? Final example, in the long running Lost in Space, everyone loved the Robinsons and knew who they were, but even that the robot also had a big part, very very few people ever knew who played the robot! Are you ever going to get the picture?
Do viewers really care that much about living vicariously through television shows about wealthy people?
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