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AMC Cancels 'The Killing' After Two Unsatisfying Seasons

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  • July 27, 2012 3:27 PM
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Well, that's it: AMC has canceled their controversial series "The Killing." The studio has opted not to renew this Seattle-set crime drama for a third season. Are you surprised? Well, the writing was on the wall for a while, and we essentially called this one from the beginning of season two when we reviewed the premiere that prompted this piece: "Another Long Jerk Around & Why You Should Continue With [The Killing] At Your Own Peril."  

Exclusive: Joel Kinnaman Says 'Robocop' Will Be Serious & Gritty But Also Contain A Satirical Edge

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • July 12, 2012 10:03 AM
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Joel Kinnaman can shoot you from 135 yards now -- and possibly more on a good day. Not that he would use his newfound skills for that purpose, but the actor has been training with handguns for the "RoboCop" reboot, which requires a lot more action skills and gunplay than his role as a Seattle cop on "The Killing" ever did. "We can put some action hero shit in there for Holder now!" he laughed with glee about his new skills.

Season 2 Premiere Of 'The Killing': Another Long Jerk Around & Why You Should Continue With This Show At Your Own Peril

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  • April 2, 2012 1:02 PM
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If you're at all interested in AMC's "The Killing" you probably, hopefully read this in-depth (but non- spoilery) recap of the first season we posted on Sunday a few hours before the premiere.

TV Dial: Patty Jenkins Returns To 'The Killing'; David Slade Helms NBC's 'Hannibal' & Clive Barker Revives 'Nightbreed' For Cable

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • April 2, 2012 10:22 AM
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If this Monday morning brings a twinge of sadness with your morning coffee at the season finales of “Shameless” and “House of Lies” last night, well, we have to question your perspective on the world. There is hope though, for a wave of fresh TV announcements is coming your way to fill that questionable void.

Can AMC’s 'The Killing' Get Its Mojo Back In Season 2? And How Season 1 Caught Hollywood’s Attention

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  • April 1, 2012 6:19 PM
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If you never watched AMC’s crime drama “The Killing” last year, but heard a lot of the buzz and noise, let’s help you out. The narrative went like this: The pilot episode of the show -- an eerie mix of David Fincher “Seven” rain/gloom aesthetics and the “Twin Peaks”-like ominousness found in the Pacific Northwest -- received near universal acclaim from critics.

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