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AMC Addresses 'The Killing' Controversy, Plus Five Myths About the Show That Make Me Crazy

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jul 28th 2011 4:05PM
The big TV story of the week has been Frank Darabont's departure as the showrunner of 'The Walking Dead,' AMC's biggest hit.

But during the AMC panel this morning at the Television Critics Association press tour, which is taking place this week and next in Los Angeles, AMC executive Joel Stillerman also addressed the heated reaction to the network's crime drama, 'The Killing.'

"The major takeaway for us after the finale of 'The Killing' starts with the headline that, for everybody who was frustrated, we hear you," said Stillerman, AMC's senior vice president of original programming.

Stillerman said that the network's mistake with the show was to imply that the mystery would be solved in the first season.

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'The Killing' Season 1 Finale Recap

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 19th 2011 11:00PM
['The Killing' - 'Orpheus Descending']

Below are my thoughts on the Season 1 finale of 'The Killing.' You might say that I have many thoughts about it.

But don't read on unless you've seen the final episode of the season.

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A Video Peek at the Season Finale of 'The Killing'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 17th 2011 2:45PM
Given how many ups and downs there have been this season on 'The Killing' (more downs than ups, in my humble opinion), the season finale of the show is likely to be the focus of many Monday morning conversations.

Will the AMC murder mystery stick the landing? Check back here after midnight ET Sunday to find out what I thought of 'The Killing's' season finale -- I'll try to get that recap posted as quickly as I can after the final episode of Season 1 airs.

Until then, we've got a clip from 'The Killing''s Season 1 swan song:

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'The Killing' Gets a Second Season from AMC

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 13th 2011 3:45PM
AMC has renewed 'The Killing,' which is something of a surprise.

The Deadline post that broke the news takes note of the critical acclaim the drama has received, but in recent weeks that initially positive critical reception has largely drained away as the show has squandered its momentum and meandered through a series of hit-or-miss subplots.

However 'The Killing' had one thing going for it that the late, lamented 'Rubicon' did not -- a fairly steady audience that stuck with the show.

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