TNT's Falling Skies Renewed for Season 4

Falling Skies Renewed Season 4TNT has renewed its Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi drama Falling Skies for Season 4 — news that may come as a surprise to those who read too much into series lead Noah Wyle’s recent quotes to TVLine.

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“As opposed to some of the other seasons where we’ve ended on a cliffhanger,” Wyle said, “this [finale] has more of a sense of closure, and completion.”

But apparently not too much closure and completion!

With Live+7 DVR playback factored in, Falling Skies this season is averaging 5.8 million weekly viewers and ranks as basic cable’s No. 1 scripted series with the 18-49 and 25-54 demos, for the summer-to-date.

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The 10-episode Season 4 will premiere in summer 2014.

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  1. NCSouthernBelle says:

    YAY! Love this show!

    • Me too. And I wasn’t one that read a lot into his comments. Didn’t have much doubt about it being back. Not all seasons have to end on a cliffhanger just because they are sci-fi/action series. I think it would be great if the season ended with them thinking they won their freedom with the help of the new aliens and all was happy…..

      And then season 2 starts with Pope serving hotdogs to bubbleheads in Hawaain shirts lol

    • Bloc97 says:

      Season 4 is going to have 12 episodes, not 10.

    • Dave says:

      I got to wait a YEAR for season 4 to come out?! Oh the pain….The pain….

    • Jennifer Kelly says:

      I watch everything and I mean that minus anything reality. This has been one of my all time favorite drama/syfi shows. My only wish is asking for a mid-winter season.

    • kimberley says:

      i wish they would show more of them as its along wait till next year they should do it christmas time too if only they could it would b a ritul just to watch i would make shore i woulnd miss a episode at all i havent missed 1 yet love it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Elyse says:

    awesome news :)

  3. “news that may come as a surprise to those who read too much into series lead Noah Wyle’s recent quotes to TVLine.” heh

  4. Tenney says:

    WOOHOO!!! Love Falling Skies!! I think the show just keeps getting better and I’m glad we get to see more.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Whoo Hoo!! As long as Noah, Colin and Will come back then so will I! Plenty of aliens and snark for everyone!

  6. Kate says:

    Yay! And I love the little dig at everyone who responded to the last post with “the sky is falling” (hee) assumptions of cancellation.

  7. LOL says:

    America loves Falling Skies!

  8. steven says:

    I’m guessing with the season 3 finale feeling like a series finale, season 4 might have the show jump the shark.

    • ben says:

      Why do season finales have to have cliffhangers in order to NOT feel like a series finale? I can think of plenty of shows where a season finale would have functioned perfectly well as a series finale if the show has been cancelled at that point in time, but where the show didn’t jump the shark the next season.

  9. M3rc Nate says:

    Very awesome!

  10. J. K. says:

    It may not be the best show on TV, but it’s the ONLY show on alien invasion on TV.

  11. Linderella says:

    And that makes this a wonderful, happy, terrific, very good day!

  12. SoFla says:

    Best early birthday present ever!!! Thank you!

  13. JT says:

    Hell to the yeah.

  14. Steve F. says:

    Nice! Just gotta get caught up on the last couple of episodes.

  15. ben says:

    OK, so, I’ve never caught up with this show. But now I’m thinking I should. Quick question for the fans though – given Terry OQ is out of a regular gig, is there any chance his character on Falling Skies is relevant enough to see him get offered a regular gig on that?

  16. James says:

    when they hired David Eick it was a pretty clear sign that they would renew it, but i’m glad it’s offical, should be really interesting to see Eick (BSG) does with the story.

    • Matthew says:

      I had no idea David Eick was onboard with this show. He will definitely bring the tone this show needs as we progress further though. Great news.

      Shame about this show’s unfortunately 90’s-ish soundtrack. IMO, it’s one of only 2 or maybe 3 things (though I can’t think of them all right now) holding this show back from being the same caliber as Walking Dead or Game of Thrones.

  17. Midori says:

    See everyone? No need that “closure” in a finale means that it will be the end. :)

  18. Joey says:

    so happy the show got renewed for season 4 early.

  19. Apples2apples says:

    I think it’s obvious that when the showrunner left he wrapped up the storyline he had. It’s that simple. No cliffhanger so the new guy doesn’t have to pick up where it left off.

    • Midori says:

      The showrunner left?!

      Might as well cancel it. The best thing that happened to the show was that the first season showrunner left and we got the current one to really save the show from boringness.

  20. Mel says:

    Great news! However, a renewal with 13 episodes instead of 10 would be even better!

  21. Mike says:

    I really like this show, but I have to say Noah Wylie is one of the dullest actors I’ve seen in quite a while. There is no energy in his performances ever, and I’m not just talking about this series. He either shouts or sounds as if you just woke him up. He is lucky he is the producer so he cannot be replaced. Sorry. I had to get this off my chest.

  22. Edd says:

    Wow this show is so bad! Are there people who genuinely love it?

  23. Brock says:

    Just finished watching season 2 boxset here in Australia.
    Fallng skies is the best show i have seen in a long time,
    I hope the show goes for many more seasons to come.
    ( past se. 4 i mean)
    @ edd.. yes we do love this show

  24. Buck Rogers says:

    David Eick, is that the guy who ruined BSG? What’s he gonna do, get humanity to surrender again, crawl into a hole and forget about any kind of future they could have had in order to hide from their ennemies?

    I was so angry at how BSG ended that i never watch anything related to it ever again (i.e. spinoffs), and i thought this was the best show on TV for quite some time (up to the last few episodes). I HOPE the same doesn’t happen to Falling Skies…

  25. Joe Guy says:

    I’m dying here….why the LONG wait, eh? ;-) I agree with a MID-WINTER series!!!! Arggghhhh……too long to wait, especially for the Gen X types like myself!

  26. Hallie Rhoat says:

    Noah Wylie is great in this! Producer or no producer…Everyone is great in this this show. Each indiviual is perfect for their character. I never had the chance to watch it on TV so I watched it on my Kindle and what was great was I could just keep watching episode after episode. When I reach the end of season three I was like…ohhhh noooo .more more…i am hooked. I am excited for season four but i am thinking i may wait for it on the kindle so i can watch it episode after episode instead of waiting. Not sure yet. I have time cause the Walking Dead will be starting which even awesome too

  27. Muhammad Atif says:

    I love falling skies, they should take this show to an interesting end, or introduce new powers with humanity like tomy daughter Lexi,
    In season 04 , The lexi will be the humanity right hand and Lexi will defend their people upto its 60%.
    So, feel the drama you will know whats going on next,
    The new battle and new series , with Old style.
    keep watching. its great fun to watch show like this…

  28. love falling skies, watch it all in the netherlands

  29. Christopher Felmdmeier says:

    Falling Skies is so good, it’s makes wish you could through the television with your rifle and give hand in there battle’s, Don’t forget the ammo.

  30. Laney Dezelan says:

    Just finished season 3 and am soooo happy there is a 4. I watched the entire season in 2 day! Absolutely love the show!

  31. cindy cooper says:

    I wish they would even put on reruns of the show while we wait for the new season i cant wait to see it my mother and i never miss an episode

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  33. Katrina says:

    When does season 4 come out, is it in nz yet