Report: 'Falling Skies' Renewal Announcement Coming Soon

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July 9th, 2012

Update: here's the official renewal announcement.

The announcement that Falling Skies has been renewed for a third season should come out within the next day or two according to Variety's Stuart Levine.  As noted over (and over) again the show's renewal has never been in doubt since it's TNT's top scripted drama with adults 18-49.  Despite my hopes that TNT would stretch out the renewal as long as possible (there is surprising traffic both from fans as well as haters predicting the show will be canceled because they don't like it) my guess is the announcement will come on Tuesday (7/10).  Last summer the season two renewal announcement came on Monday, July 7, 2011.

No info on the episode order in the Variety piece, but I'd look for another 10 episode season.


  • scifi

    Last summer Falling Skies debuted 1 week earlier.

  • Gita

    Good. Now my other fav summer show Franklin and Bash is safe or what? Can’t wait. This suspense is killing me. Why is TNT waiting to renew F&B ? I guess the ratings are better this year right?

  • Fake Me Out

    Report: Sunrise at dawn in east Announcement Coming Soon

    Later a report that water is wet.


  • Simon

    YES!!!! Take that, haters! Though, was there EVER any doubt that it would be renewed?

  • Davis

    Top-tier show on TNT at the moment, of course it was going to get renewed…

  • Robert Seidman

    @scifi: nope, it didn’t

  • Psac

    The show has been incredibly better this year in quality. Last year was nowhere close to this one.

  • Coffee Steve


    Now lets start a write-in campaign to bring back Terra Nova

  • Eugene Resler

    @PSAC: Agreed!

  • Simon

    That’s what happens when you get a whole new team of writers and producers! Somtimes it works, others it fails. Glad the former happened rather than the latter.

  • The End

    Good news, was concerned as Season 2 actually doesn’t have much of an ending if its supposed to end the show on a whole.

    @Coffee Steve

    Never going to happen, no network will take a risk on it.

  • Doc Michaels

    The show has been even better this season than last. Glad I never bothered to read the comment section on this site until today! lol.

  • Nick

    There never was any doubt.

    @Coffee Steve
    As a fellow fan, I hate to tell you this, but there’s no chance. :-( Fox simply waited too long to cancel it. If it is picked up now, it couldn’t come back until late spring 2013 due to post-production (special effects, etc.). That’s a whopping 16 months since it last aired. People would forget about it, and no network would want to risk that.

  • One

    I gotta admit, this season has not only been better overall, it feels like its improving week to week, more or less.

  • Tommy

    I have to agree with everyone here. While I enjoyed and watched the first season of the show, season two is blowing it out of the water. I’m super excited for this announcement as it is very rare of a sci-fi series to improve it’s quality from one year to the next; it looks like Spielberg might get his 5 seasons after all. Bravo TNT.

  • Sam

    lol, haters, like a network would cancel it’s top rated show just to please them.

  • cimmer

    I’ll be interested to see the ratings for this week, see if they finally stabilized. I can’t imagine that even if FS didn’t get a renewal that TNT would have just ended it cold, they would have wrapped it up somehow.

  • Robert Seidman

    @Cimmer: just saw them and they’ll be up shortly but a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and 3.635 million viewers.

  • The End

    @Robert Seidman

    Looks like I was correct when I said this show will be averaging between 3.5-4 million till the finale, when It’l get a decent rise.

    Good thing is, its now found footing and isn’t dropping anymore.

  • USAmerica1st

    Good for FS. Thompson and Weddle who did it with Deep Space Nine, BSGalactica, and CSI, are putting some strong legs under this show finally with deep characters and an expanding plot.

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