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RENEWAL: FALLING SKIES Renewed for Fourth Season & Headed for Comic-Con

TNT ordered a fourth season of sci-fi summer hit Falling Skies today with [12] new episodes to be filmed in Vancouver under a new showrunner David Eick (Battlestar Galactica). Shot here since the second season, this series about a small band of insurgents fighting against an occupying alien force remains the top summer drama on basic cable in the U.S., averaging almost 6 million weekly viewers after DVR playback is counted.

It’s a family show in a post-apocalyptic setting featuring Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) and his three sons — the eldest Hal (heartthrob Drew Roy), once-harnassed middle son Ben (Connor Jessup) and youngest son Matt (Maxim Knight) — and now one baby daughter with pediatrician Anne Glass (Moon Bloodgood). Other surviving resistance fighters in the 2nd Mass (Boston insurgent group named after the 2nd Massachusetts of the American Revolution) include Captain Weaver (Will Patton), Maggie (Sarah Carter) and frenemy John Pope (Colin Cunningham).

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Falling Skies cast and showrunners will be at San Diego Comic Con on Friday, July 19th, with Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Sarah Carter and Colin Cunningham scheduled to appear on the panel, along with second and third-season showrunner Remi Aubuchon and EP Greg Beeman. 2nd Watch host Wil Wheaton will moderate the Q&A.
Panel: Friday July 19th – 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 6BCF.

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