TNT Renews Falling Skies for Season 3

TNT has announced its third renewal in as many weeks, granting a Season 3 order to Falling Skies.

The Steven Spielberg-produced Sunday night sci-fi drama debuted last summer as cable’s most-watched premiere, and last month opened Season 2 with an audience of 4.5 million total viewers.

The 10-episode Season 3 will premiere next year.

Just recently, TNT renewed Rizzoli & Isles (for a Season 4) and the freshman sudser Dallas, and prior to that gave Southland a Season 5 pick-up.

Among the cabler’s other dramas, The Closer is wrapping up its seven-year run (feeding straight into the spin-off Major Crimes), Perception just premiered, Franklin & Bash is in the midst of its sophomore run, Leverage returns this Sunday and David E. Kelley’s Monday Mornings medical drama is somewhere on the horizon.