Mad Men, The Killing Premiere Dates Announced

AMC's Emmy-winning ad drama returns March 25; The Killing returns April 1; Walking Dead's 3rd season will be biggest yet

By Drusilla Moorhouse Jan 15, 2012 12:47 AMTags
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It's time to stock up your office liquor cabinet and shake those martinis, because Mad Men is coming back.

The award-winning period drama chronicling the lives—and drinking—of Madison Avenue advertising execs—has been on hiatus since its fourth-season finale aired in October 2010.

Since then, showrunner Matthew Weiner signed, after protracted and controversial negotiations, a three-year contract, and star January Jones gave birth to a baby boy.

And today AMC announced the return date for both Mad Men and the sophomore season of mystery drama The Killing.

So when will we see Don Draper & Co.? And who killed Rosie Larsen?

Mad Men's season-five debuts Sunday, March 25, with a two-hour premiere. Those who weren't turned off by The Killing's unresolved mystery can see the season-two premiere—also a two-hour installment—Sunday, April 1. But if you really want to know who killed Rosie Larsen, you'll have another long wait: AMC head of original programming Joel Stillerman confirmed at today's TCA press tour that the murderer would not be revealed until the second season's end.

Finally, if you're in the mood for some real killing, AMC announced The Walking Dead's third season will consist of 16 episodes (season one comprised only six episodes, while its current second season will conclude with the 13th episode). The Walking Dead returns from its midseason hiatus Sunday, Feb. 12.

How excited are you to see the return of sad (or happy?) Don Draper? Will you stick with The Killing

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