by Jac Kern
Posted In: TV/Celebrity
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Upcoming shows and recent TV announcements
Mad Men’s highly anticipated
fifth season returns to AMC March 25 with a 2-hour premiere. The episode is
titled “A Little Kiss,” spurring plenty of speculations — will Don remarry? Get
back with Betty? AMC is airing all previous seasons with an episode each Sunday
at 6 a.m. So, unless you’re my grandma, set your DVR and catch up on all things
Don Draper. In the past, each season factors in the elapsed time since the
previous season’s finale, so Season 5 may pick up a year-and-a-half later,
possibly in 1967.
of Thrones also returns this spring with high expectations. Season 2 of
the medieval fantasy drama is back April 1 with a slew of new characters to
join last season’s favorites (like Tyrion Lannister, who Peter
Dinklage won an Emmy and Golden Globe for portraying). Game of Thrones is based off George R.R. Martin’s series of novels,
A Song of Ice and Fire. The second
season is set to cover events as portrayed in A Clash of Kings, the second book of the series. There will be dragons!
Roseanne fans, rejoice! The
comedienne-turned-insane person is working on a new working-class comedy, Downwardly
Mobile, about a trailer park and its outspoken owner. John Goodman (who
played Roseanne’s husband on the popular sitcom) is set to co-star as one of
her employees. Though the series is not in production yet, NBC has picked up
the pilot.Anyone familiar with noted psychic detective duo Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) from USA’s Psych knows that when the actors who play the series’ main characters pop in front of their computers for a dual announcement that something big is in the works. The current video offering at usanetwork.com does not disappoint: Sitting in front of a split screen, Roday dramatically announces that, with the blessing of Alan Alda, he has decided to buy a new belt. In addition, Psyche has been picked up for a seventh season, which means, according to Hill, that “Shawn, Gus, Jules, Lassie and the whole gang will be back to solve more crime in the crime capital of the world, Santa Barbara.” (“You know that’s right.”) Season 6 resumes Feb. 29.