AMC earlier today formally announced the premiere dates for three of their top shows during the Television Critics Association winter press tour: The Walking Dead, Mad Men and The Killing.
The Walking Dead Season 2 will continue on Sunday, February 12 as previously advertised, and once again be followed immediately by the live after-show talk show, The Talking Dead. Additionally, AMC has revealed plans to bump up the episode order to 16 for Season 3. The first season was only 6 episodes, while Season 2 clocks in at 13 episodes.
As previously revealed by star Jon Hamm and now confirmed by AMC, Mad Men will return from its long hiatus on March 25 to kick off Season 5. The two-hour premiere is directed by Jennifer Getzinger. Previous reports had suggested Hamm directed it; however, Hamm’s episode is expected to come a few weeks later on April 8.
The Killing will follow HBO’s Game of Thrones in returning for its second season on April 1. Joel Stillerman, AMC’s vice president of programming, confirmed rumors that Rosie Larsen’s killer will be revealed in the Season 2 finale. Many viewers were upset when the killer was not revealed in the Season 1 finale. Now we’ll have to sit through another complete season for the mastermind killer to show their face.
The Season 2 premiere of The Killing will be of the two-hour variety. If The Killing continues beyond a second season, it’s looking like a new case will come into play. Season 1 of The Killing has been announced for Blu-ray and is L.A. Times