TNT Renews ‘Falling Skies’ For Fifth & Final Season

“The Last Ship” and “Major Crimes” also get early renewals from TNT.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Next summer, it’s the end of the road for Tom Mason (Noah Wyle) and the 2nd Mass.

TNT has announced that “Falling Skies” will return for a fifth and final season of ten episodes next summer. That means that the Steven Spielberg produced alien invasion series will finish its run with exactly 52 episodes.

Along with “Falling Skies,” TNT also renewed “The Last Ship” for a second season of 10 episodes and “Major Crimes” for a fourth season of 15 episodes.

In a statement, TNT’s Head of Programming, Michael Wright said “TNT’s refreshed and recharged drama brand is soaring this summer, and that is due in large part to these three enormously popular dramas. The Last Ship has become this summer’s top drama among key adult demos with its epic scale and visceral storytelling. Major Crimes continues to be one of the most enduring and popular crime-drama franchises on television. And Falling Skies has begun an ambitious and thrilling story arc this summer as it sets the stage for next year’s climactic final season.”

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TNT is also premiering the spy action drama “Legends” later this summer. If “Legends” performs well in its initial episodes, it will probably also be renewed.

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