By Tim Kenneally
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Falling Skies" has a rising episode count at TNT.
The network as renewed the drama, which stars "ER" alum Noah Wyle, for a fourth season, TNT said Tuesday. The 10-episode fourth season is slated to launch next summer.
The series, which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and premiered in June 2011, is currently in its third season, which premiered in June. So far the third season has averaged 5.8 million total viewers in Live+7 ratings, up slightly from the 5.6 million that the previous season averaged.
"Falling Skies," from DreamWorks Television, stars Wyle as Tom Mason, a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader after a massive invasion by an alien force. Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup and Maxim Knight are also among the cast, with Gloria Reuben, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Collins and Doug Jones guest-starring this season.