July 7, 2011

TNT has renewed freshman series Falling Skies after airing just three episodes of the alien invasion drama. Like Season One, 10 new episodes have been ordered - which will air in the Summer of 2012.

"Falling Skies is a true standout series, from its ambitious storytelling, high-profile cast and production team to its phenomenal success when it comes to international and time-shifted viewing," said network head of programming, Michael Wright. "We're reaching new audiences with Falling Skies and look forward to seeing where this fascinating and exciting series takes us next."

Falling Skies has found early success since premiering last month, with its first episode earning an impressive 8 million viewers (Live + 7 data) and being ranked as cable's top series launch of 2011. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the show follows a group of survivors in the aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the earth incapacitated.

(Source: TV by the Numbers)