AMC Cancels The Killing (For Real)

The Killing CancelledAMC has sentenced The Killing to death — this time for real.

“We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing,” read the network’s official statement. “We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched.”

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AMC famously pulled the plug on The Killing after its much-maligned second season, only to change its mind several months later. The show’s recently-concluded third season garnered mostly favorable reviews and solid-ish ratings.

Last month’s season finale drew 1.5 million total viewers while scoring a 1.2 household rating — up from the 1.4 mil/1.1 that the drama’s so-so sophomore season finale delivered and on par with its Session 3 average.  The rain-drenched police drama launched in 2011 to 2.7 million viewers and a 2.0 household rating, while Season 3 opened to 1.8 mil/1.4.

Post your Killing eulogies in the comments section, and be sure to include an answer to this spoilery Q: Do you think Linden would’ve ended up doing time for murdering you-know-who in the S3 finale?