AMC Announces Return Dates for The Killing and Mad Men, Supersizes The Walking Dead Season 3
AMC has announced the Season 2 premiere date for The Killing, which will pick up the Larsen case as well as delve into a new mystery starting Sunday, April 1, at 8/7c with a two-hour opener. That pits the rain-drenched cop drama against the Season 2 premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones (at 9 pm).
At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, AMC’s VP of programming Joel Stillerman confirmed reports that Rosie’s killer would be unmasked in the show’s Season 2 finale. He also confessed that the network didn’t sufficiently manage expectations with regard to extending the mystery beyond Season 1.
The cabler also officially confirmed that which Jon Hamm let slip during a recent podcast interview: Mad Men‘s long-delayed Season 5 will launch on Sunday, March 25 at 9 pm, with a two-hour premiere.
For Walking Dead fans, there was news to be had as well when AMC held court at Saturday’s Television Critics Association press tour: Season 3 of the acclaimed zombie drama, which was ordered back in October, will consist of 16 episodes (versus the current cycle’s 13). All together now: Mooooore braaaainssssss!
The Walking Dead resumes its sophomore run on Sunday, Feb. 12. AMC will marathon Season 1′s half-dozen episodes on Saturday, Feb. 11 starting at 8 pm, then encore all of Season 2 to date on Sunday starting at 1:30 pm, leading into the new installment.