TNT Is Planning a Falling Skies Marathon

Noah Wyle stars in TNT's "Falling Skies." Image: © TNT/James Dittiger.
Noah Wyle stars in TNT’s “Falling Skies.” Image: © TNT/James Dittiger.

Everyone thought that Noah Wyle had gone crazy when he announced plans to leave ER after 11 seasons. Well, the former TV doctor decided to join forces with DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg, and now the trio is about to kick off the third season of Falling Skies.

Falling Skies takes place in Boston, just months after an alien attack. Wyle stars as a former Boston University history professor and current leader of the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment. Of course, I could go into details about the plot points and characters from the first two seasons to help you catch up–or you could just watch the entire show yourself.

The first two seasons are currently available on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download. However, why pay when you can catch all 20 episodes absolutely free? TNT just announced plans to air the first two seasons of Falling Skies, in their entirety, just a week before the season three premiere.

Get ready to fire up the DVR, people. The cable network will run the first season as a Memorial Day marathon, starting at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Monday, May 27. The second season will start on the following Saturday on June 1. If you’re just looking for a quick refresher from season two, TNT will run the back-half of that season on Saturday, June 8.

From there, Falling Skies will launch its third season with a two-hour television event on Sunday, June 9 at 9:00 p.m. According to TNT, Doug Jones, Gloria Reuben, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Collins and Terry O’Quinn will all make appearances during the upcoming season.

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