Noah Wyle’s survivor beard will live on! TNT’s alien apocalyptic thriller “Falling Skies” has been renewed for a 10-episode second season.
The news should come as no surprise. The Steven Spielberg-produced drama’s June 19 premiere was cable TV’s highest-rated debut of the year, scoring 8 million viewers (according to Nielsen’s Live + 7 ratings).
“Falling Skies is a true standout series, from its ambitious storytelling, high-profile cast and production team to its phenomenal success when it comes to international and time-shifted viewing,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. “We’re reaching new audiences with Falling Skies and look forward to seeing where this fascinating and exciting series takes us next.”
Season 2 is scheduled to air some time in summer 2012.