The Killing

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The Killing Casts New Series Regulars for Season 4

Sterling Beaumon; Tyler Ross; Levi Meaden


The Killing
 has added three series regulars for its fourth and final season, which will consist of six episodes that will air on Netflix.


The drama, which previously aired on AMC, has cast Sterling Beaumon, Levi Meaden and Tyler Ross in key roles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Scoop: The Killing Targets Joan Allen as Linden's Nemesis

Joan Allen, Mirielle Enos

Oscar-nominated actress Joan Allen will cause trouble for The Killing's Detective Linden on the show's fourth and final season on Netflix, TVGuide.com has learned.

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Allen will guest-star in a major multi-episode arc as Margaret O'Neal, the head of an all-boys military academy that becomes entangled in this season's murder mystery... read more

On HBO's True Detective, Murder Isn't the Biggest Mystery

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey

On its face, HBO's True Detective looks like a number of other dark and twisted serial killer murder mysteries. But it becomes clear very early on that the show's creator, novelist Nic Pizzolatto, has much more on his mind.

"I'm not interested in creating disgusting monsters or the most bizarre serial killer ever," Pizzolatto tells TVGuide.com. "My primary concern is always the humanism of the characters. Where the show gains its power for an audience, I think, is in things that aren't investigative at all. It's in two men talking to one another in a car. It's in a man coming over to another man's house for dinner and eating with his family. Those are the things that always interest me."

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In this case, the two men riding in a car are Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), two detectives in Louisiana's Criminal Investigation Division who team up for a murder case in 1995... read more

Where Does AMC Go From Here?

Jon Hamm, Bryan Cranston, Andrew Lincoln

AMC is at a crossroads.

Although the cable network's successes in 2013 are hard to ignore — Breaking Bad ended its landmark run to critical raves and an astounding 400-plus percent growth in total viewers,  and The Walking Dead remained TV's top-rated drama with a Season 4 premiere that drew 16 million sets of eyeballs — the network faced its share of setbacks. A resurrected third season of The Killing earned better reviews, but it was canceled (again) after failing to deliver an audience (it's since been revived again by Netflix). Worse, freshman drama Low Winter Sun was utterly rejected by viewers despite being paired with Bad's successful final run.

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The truth is, AMC... read more

Netflix Revives The Killing for Shortened Final Season

Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos

The Killing can't be killed! The popular crime drama has been saved from cancellation for the second time in three years.

Netflix has revived The Killing for a six-episode fourth and final season that will conclude the story of the AMC series for good, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

"The rich, serialized storytelling in The Killing thrives on Netflix, and we... read more

Amazon Green-Lights Drama Pilots Starring Titus Welliver, Sharon Lawrence

Titus Welliver and Sharon Lawrence

Amazon Studios has given a green light to two drama pilots, the company announced Thursday.

Bosch, based on the best-selling book series by Michael Connelly, tells the story of a relentless LAPD homicide detective (Titus Welliver) who pursues the killer of a 13-year-old boy. But Bosch is also standing trial in federal court on accusations that he murdered a suspected serial killer in cold blood. read more

Is Body of Proof Coming Back from the Dead?

Dana Delany

Body of Proof might still have a pulse!

ABC is mulling bringing the Dana Delany-starring drama back to life for midseason, Deadline.com reports.

The drama was axed... read more

Betrayal Creator David Zabel: We're Not Trying to Romanticize Adultery

Hannah Ware, Stuart Townsend

ABC's new series Betrayal is being marketed as a sexy new drama — and it is — but creator David Zabel (ER) insists the show isn't setting out to glorify infidelity.

"There's no way that anyone who watches the series will ever think that we're romanticizing or justifying adultery or infidelity," Zabel, who adapted the show from a Dutch drama, tells TVGuide.com. "We are examining the difficult situation that people in monogamous relationships find themselves in when they meet somebody else and think that might be the person they're meant to be with. ... It's very difficult for these characters."

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Ask Matt: Emmys, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dexter, NCIS, Broadchurch

Andy Samberg, Joe Lo Truglio

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Love your column and hope you could shed some light on an issue for me. As I understand it, TV shows/actors submit one episode of what they feel is their best work (that season) for Emmy consideration. Is this true? If so, don't you think the criteria should require a greater sample size since one episode, no matter the quality, does not necessarily tell the story of an entire season? —Charles

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Mireille Enos Reacts to The Killing's Cancellation

Mireille Enos

Even though The Killing had already cheated death — or at least cancellation — once before to earn a third season reprise, no one was more surprised to hear that AMC is ending the series than star Mireille Enos...

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Premiered: April 03, 2011, on AMC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Adaptation of a Danish-TV crime drama following investigations by homicide detectives in Seattle. The viewpoints include those of the police and suspects.

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