While America prepares to vote for its next Commander in Chief, TNT's Falling Skies has tapped a classic TV dad to play its president. Stephen Collins, best known as 7th Heaven's wise Rev. Eric Camden, will appear in the fourth episode of Skies' third season as Benjamin Hathaway, who served as the President of the United States prior to the alien invasion.
The character is described as a confident man exuding charisma who has been forced into combat against the aliens. Stationed in Colorado, he has been sending out sniper teams all over the nation to locate survivors. He wants to meet Tom (Noah Wyle) to see how he and the 2nd Mass have been winning the war against the outer space creatures.
The series is set to return to TNT in summer 2013.