If it's the end of the world as we know it, TV feels fine. Led by shows including AMC's The Walking Dead, TNT's Falling Skies and NBC's Revolution, postapocalyptic TV is blowing up — and a lot more of it is on the way.
"There's a huge appeal right at the moment," says Revolution executive producer Rockne S. O'Bannon. Among the upcoming shows that revolve around a dystopian future: The CW's The 100 (debuting Wed., March 19, at 9/8c), which follows a group of juvenile delinquents who are shipped from a space station back to Earth in order to see whether it's inhabitable a century after a nuclear holocaust. (The network also just ordered a pilot for The Messengers, about a group of people who are killed, then resurrected, after something crashes into Earth.)
In July comes FX's The Strain — created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and executive produced by Lost's Carlton Cuse — which stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as an epidemiologist charged with preventing a mysterious viral outbreak from destroying humanity. Also this summer...
Noah Wyle is back on call. The ER alum plays Dr. Evans, a mad scientist in Davenport's secret laboratory, on the Dec. 2 episode of the Disney XD sitcom Lab Rats.
Mira Sorvino has landed a guest-starring arc on Falling Skies, TNT announced Monday.
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Freshman drama King & Maxwell will not live to see another season.
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Falling Skies won't be back until next summer, but TV Guide Magazine has an early tease for Season 4. Production on the alien invasion drama began in Vancouver last week and TNT sent along this video from the first day. Though few plot details are disclosed, cast members do reveal that we'll be seeing more of the 2nd Mass. in 2014: The show's episode order has been increased from 10 to 12.