TNT Renews ‘Falling Skies’ For a Second Season

Noah WyleGood news for (apparently) a whole lot more of you than I thought: TNT’s alien invasion series Falling Skies is renewed for a second season.

The science-fiction drama stars Noah Wyle as a former history professor playing an authoritative role in the post-invasion military society and vying against all odds to keep his sons safe, all the while fostering a good deal of chemistry with a pediatrician played by Moon Bloodgood.

Apparently, the network isn’t taking any big risks by issuing the renewal. Falling Skies garners over six million viewers per week: the highest ratings for a cable drama. The fifth episode of the first season, “Silent Kill,” will debut this Sunday. The second season is set to air at the beginning of summer 2012.

Source: TVLine

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.