TNT Renews Falling Skies for Season 3

I think we can universally agree that so far, Falling Skies' second season is better than its first. So I suppose this is good news, right? TNT has renewed the alien-invasion drama for Season 3, meaning we have at least more 10 more episodes' worth of hoping Jimmy gets resurrected!

The renewal comes despite Falling Skies losing some of its audience in Season 2. In Season 1, only one episode fell below four million viewers in its initial airing. Five episodes into Season 2, three episodes have come in under four million total viewers. However, Falling Skies is a hit among the DVR-ing crowd and adds diversity to a TNT lineup that's otherwise full of cops and lawyers.

Though the Steven Spielberg-produced series has struggled with its storytelling this season, the most recent episode, "Love and Other Courage," showed improvement, moving the plot forward with the introduction of an alien resistance force. Now if the writers can keep it up by developing the character of Ben and giving the show's female characters something to do other than take care of/make out with the male ones, we might be on to something!

Now that we know the series will be around for a while yet, what would you like to see out of Falling Skies going forward?

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