Will the resistance live on? TNT announces Falling Skies' S3 fate

The second season of TNT's Falling Skies still has a few episodes left, but the network has already decided to pull the trigger and make a renewal decision—so does the 2nd Mass. live on?

Not too surprisingly, yes, Steven Spielberg's hit alien-invasion drama will be coming back for a third year. The third season will consist of 10 episodes, just like the previous seasons.

The show averages 5.9 million viewers, down a bit from its debut, but enough to still rank as basic cable's #1 summer drama with adults 18-49.

Here's an excerpt from the official announcement:

"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."

Falling Skies, which currently airs on TNT Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), chronicles the devastating aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the months since the initial invasion, the few remaining survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force, whose nature and purpose remains a mystery.

Are you excited about the news, or did you jump ship after season one?

(Via Collider)

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