TNT announced it is renewing a drama series that has been performing well for the cable network this summer. The channel ordered a fourth season of "Falling Skies."
The program comes from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, and stars Noah Wyle.
"Currently airing Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), ‘Falling Skies’ is averaging 5.8 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery and ranks as basic cable’s #1 scripted series with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 for the summer-to-date," TNT reports.
The channel will launch the show’s 10-episode fourth season in summer 2014.
TNT notes: "’Falling Skies’ tells the extraordinary tale of life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Wyle plays Tom Mason, a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader after a massive invasion by an alien force. The series also stars Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter. Among the guest stars this season on ‘Falling Skies’ are Gloria Reuben, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Collins and Doug Jones."
The series debuted in summer 2011 and ranked as the top new series of that year on basic cable, the network reports. TNT adds: "The series returned with strong numbers last year, averaging 5.6 million viewers in Live + 7 and ranking as basic cable’s #1 summer drama with adults 25-54."