In the killing fields of the ubiquitous TV crime drama, there are shows that attempt to expand the formula with depth of character and a hauntingly fatalistic tone, while many others cling to the comfort zone of wrapping each case within a tidy hour, just another routine day on the job. AMC's The Killing, back for a third season of dark brooding after narrowly escaping cancellation, is ambitious to a fault. And its fault lines showed throughout the first two erratic and indulgent though often absorbing seasons, with an overextended inquiry into a single murder case that frustrated and annoyed viewers with its obvious red herrings and stubborn lack of resolution until long past interest had waned.read more
Nurse Jackie, The Big C, and The Borgias will kick off new seasons on April 8, Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins announced Thursday at the winter TV previews.
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Nurse Jackie's fourth season premiere kicks off the night at 9/8c, followed by The Big C at 9:30/8:30c and The Borgias at 10/9c.
The new season of Nurse Jackie finds its titular character (Emmy winner Edie Falco) facing consequences as she attempts to confront her painkiller addiction ....read more