Saturday, January 11, 2014

AMC Announces Premiere Dates for 'Mad Men' & 'Turn'

Ahead of its presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, AMC has announced premiere dates for Mad Men and Turn - as well as tentative premiere plans for Hell on Wheels, Halt & Catch Fire and Better Caul Saul.

Kicking things off in the spring will be Turn, the network's new Revolutionary War-set spy drama, which will debut with a special 90-minute premiere episode on Sunday, April 6 at 9/8c. The following week (April 13), the first half of Mad Men's final season - which will consist of 7 episodes - will debut at 10/9c.

Better Caul Saul - the spinoff series of Breaking Bad that will focus on the evolution of Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) before he became Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) criminal attorney - is set to join the network's lineup in November 2014.

Fellow freshman drama series Halt & Catch Fire, which centers on the personal computing era in the early 1980s, will launch in Summer 2014 at a specific date to be determined later. Western drama Hell on Wheels will also return for its fourth season in the summer.

Ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead - and its companion piece Talking Dead - will once again return during October 2014.

"We are extremely excited about the 2014 lineup," AMC president and GM Charlie Collier said. "Both the returning and new series reflect our commitment to serving passionate audiences with compelling, character-driven storytelling."