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AMC confirms return dates for 'Mad Men,' 'The Killing,' 'Walking Dead'

January 14, 2012 |  4:46 pm

The killing
AMC announced premiere dates for two of their flagship shows: "Mad Men" and "The Killing" -- and a return date for new episodes of "The Walking Dead" -- at the Television Critics Assn. press tour Saturday in Pasadena.

The network confirmed what Jon Hamm recently leaked: Season 5 of "Mad Men" will return March 25  with a two-hour episode directed by Jennifer Getzinger, not Hamm. (The episode directed by Hamm himself apparently will air April 8.)

After leaving viewers hanging at the end of its first season, "The Killing" will return for its second season April 1 to get back to the task at hand: solving the mystery of who killed Rosie Larsen. "The Killing" also will launch with a two-hour premiere.

"I can confirm reports that the killer will be revealed in the season 2 finale," said Joel Stillerman, AMC's vice president of programming.

"The Walking Dead" returns with new episodes from Season 2 on Feb. 12, accompanied by its live aftershow, "The Talking Dead." The network also announced that it has ordered 16 episodes for Season 3 rather than the 13 of previous seasons.


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Photo: Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos in "The Killing"

Credit: Chris Large / AMC