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The Killing: AMC TV Series Renewed for Season Two

The Killing on AMCThe season finale of AMC’s freshman show The Killing airs this Sunday but fans can rest easy. The AMC TV series has been renewed for a second season.

The Killing debuted to a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.72 million viewers. The ratings fell significantly over the course of the season and hit a low at the end of May, registering a 0.4 rating in the demo with 1.971 million viewers.

The series is reportedly the second-highest rated show on the channel (behind The Walking Dead) so, to no surprise, AMC has decided to give The Killing a second season of 13 episodes. There’s no word on when production will begin or when viewers can expect to see season two. The current season began in early April.

The series features the talents of Mireille Enos, Billy Campbell, Brent Sexton, Eric Ladin, Jamie Anne Allman, Joel Kinnaman, Kristin Lehman, and Michelle Forbes.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that The Killing will be back for a second season or should it have been cancelled? Why do you think more people don’t watch?

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Primetyme June 13, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I think it should have been a stand alone series. I watch but to keep most viewers interested they will need to pick up the pace. I’d rather leave the party too soon than stay too long.


Steve Adger June 13, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I thought it was great, very believable. Acting was fantastic. I am very happy it will be back for season 2.


Karen June 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

The Killings is one of the Best series ever on AMC…Superb cast of characters with each week their true identities unfolding so mysteriously..Suspenseful all the way…10 * to the writer’s & producers —-for this is real entertainment…


matt June 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm

this is great news. this series has been very entertaining and one of the best dramas on TV this summer


Anonymous June 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm

I love the show. Don’t see why they don’t have more viewers but I guess the viewing population now a days, would rather watch the Jersey Shore crap than a great show with down to earth characters and a great storyline. Glad to hear it’s coming back next year.


DD Brooklyn June 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

The Killing is the best thing on US TV right now. Terrific writing, acting and production, they serve the original Danish series well. Mireille Enos is a revelation. Networks make so many boneheaded decisions these days, kudos to AMC for renewing a top shelf drama (cf Metacritic) and rewarding viewers who seek quality TV drama in a deluge of reality TV dross.


Alana Spiwak June 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

I am thrilled that “The Killing” has been renewed. I can’t wait to see the finale and what’s in store for next year.


Robin dorn June 13, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I absolutely love The Killing
It is suspenseful and the acting is great
I an very happy it is being picked up for a second season


Barbara Dreeben June 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

It’s a fabulous show and I am always surprised that people even know about it because I believe it gets very little marketing! However more and more people I know (and they are mostly older than the demographic described in the memo) are watching and loving the show and discuss each week who they think is the real killer each week.

Hooray that it’s been renewed !!!!!!!!!


Linda Quinn June 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

The show is on at 10:00 p.m. at night… which is bedtime for working people that have to get up early. I watch it “on demand” during the week. I like the show.


ariel leibovitz June 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I think it is a wonderful show with great suspense and excellent acting. Not enough people have heard of it.


Marilyn June 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I love the show, except for the rain. Happy to see it coming back!!


Elyse June 13, 2011 at 3:21 pm

It’s to know what to say as the first season (which I thought was the ONLY season) isn’t over yet. The cast is good, the plotting great, so if they get another killing/crime of the same fascinating proportions, I’m game for a second season.


Debbie June 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I have followed the show from the beginning, I like it allot, but it’s a bit dark….the filming I mean. Even daylight scenes are a bit drab. Just pure grey/darker grey is a bit annoying and seems like it just drags itself from one scene to the next. A story needs change to keep our eyes as busy as our minds. Just my opinion.


ronnie l. June 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Great news!! LOVE this show.


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