AMC brings back ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ sets a date for ‘The Killing’


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Good news for ‘Mad Men’ fans: On Friday, during the TCA press tour, AMC announced that the Emmy-winning series will return for Season 5. No date was announced for its season premiere. Fans have been a little worried ever since Rich Sommer, who plays Harry Crane, tweeted, “I have no idea if there will be a season 5 of MM. I am operating under the assumption that there won’t be, until I hear otherwise.” (He later followed up on his blog that it was ‘a safe bet — very safe bet — that the show will return in its usual fashion.’)

AMC also promised that ‘Breaking Bad’ would begin production for its fourth season on Jan. 13. “As we ramp up production for the next season of ‘Breaking Bad,’ we look forward to returning to Albuquerque, which serves as a perfect backdrop for the evolution of Walt White’s character,” said Susie Fitzgerald, AMC’s senior vice president of scripted development and current programming, in a statement. “Vince Gilligan and his team deliver bold storylines that truly deliver a mesmerizing, exhilarating television experience. We look forward to an incredible fourth season.”


In addition to those two favorites, AMC set a date for its next original series, “The Killing,” which focuses on the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the police investigation that follows. Based on the Danish hit “Forbrydelsen,’ it will premiere on April 3.

-- Melissa Maerz