March 23, 2017

TNT renews “Falling Skies” for second season


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Hopes for TNT’s sci-fi drama “Falling Skies” are rising.

The network announced that it has renewed the show for a second season. The Steven Spielberg-produced show has been guaranteed 10 new episodes, which will begin airing next summer, according to The Wrap.

The show posted an 8-million-person viewership since bowing in June, with 3.8 million of those viewers “falling in the coveted audience group of adults, 18- to 49-years-old,” the site reports. That was enough for TNT to renew the show and give it creative life.

Television serials like “Skies” only benefit from network confidence, as writers now are able to plan longterm for characters on the show, giving stars like Noah Wyle the chance to flesh out their performances and deliver a slow-building storyline fans can sink their teeth into.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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