AMC Slaps Premieres Dates On Mad Men, Better Call Saul, Turn, and More

By Kaitlin Thomas

Jan 11, 2014

How does one get over the sadness of losing a series like Breaking Bad? Well, the truth is you don't, but you can always try. And AMC is attempting to move past the legacy of Walter White by announcing premiere dates for several new and returning series, including the first half of the final season of Mad Men. So grab some Post-Its, because I've got a bunch of dates to relay that you're going to want to remember.

Ready? Okay. 

– Don Draper and the rest of Sterling Cooper & Partners will return for the first half of their final season on Sunday, April 13 at 10pm. The last we saw him, Don had just taken his children to the dilapidated former whorehouse where he grew up, so I'm sure the new season is going to be really uplifting! 

– Better Call Saul, the highly anticipated prequel to Breaking Bad featuring Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman, is scheduled to debut on AMC in November 2014. So I kind of lied about a premiere date, it's more like a premiere range. But hey, that's more info than we had five minutes ago!

– The new drama series Turn, which is about a Revolutionary War spy ring and stars Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell, will premiere the first of its 10 episodes on Sunday, April 6 at 9pm. If that date sounds familiar, it's because Game of Thrones Season 4 also premieres at that time. Make sure to save an appropriate amount of space on your DVR. 

– The new 1980s-set drama Halt and Catch Fire, which covers the rise of the PC era, will premiere in June. It stars Pushing Daisies' Lee Pace, so I don't really know what else you need to know.

– The previously announced fourth season of Hell on Wheels will debut later in the summer. 

– And as you probably know by now, The Walking Dead will return February 9 at 9pm. Should you be worried about Chris Hardwick's employment status, never fear: he'll not only be back to host the Talking Dead after show in February, but after that as well, because the show has been renewed for Season 5.

Which series return/premiere are you most excited for?

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  • Neksmater Jan 12, 2014

    Only 7 episodes of Mad Men doesn't really constitute me watching them until next spring

  • kendawg1017 Jan 11, 2014

    How many episodes will there be in the first half of the season

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  • Rolamb Jan 11, 2014

    I will at least watch Mad men, The Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels, but they will turn up on my schedule when they turn up. The only one I really needed (and I know we got that dare earlier), was Game of Thrones as I want to watch series 1 - 3 again before it starts.

  • meee223 Jan 11, 2014

    The last season of Mad Men was, for me, so uneventful that I don't even remember that scene with Don and his kids.

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  • Rolamb Jan 11, 2014

    Though maybe not as strong as earlier seasons, the last scene was agreat set up for next season.

  • meee223 Jan 12, 2014

    Thanks for posting this. I really had forgotten that scene. However, in reality, that house would have been torn down, considering the other residences surrounding it.

  • DirgeNovak Jan 11, 2014

    Well that's a great vote of confidence for Turn (not).
    I really didn't expect Better Call Saul to begin this year. Now I'm happy.

  • dwbaz Jan 11, 2014

    Definitely excited about The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Hell on Wheels. Looking forward to Turn and Better Call Saul. Not so sure about Halt and Catch Fire but with Lee Pace, I'll give it a try.

  • ace_222 Jan 11, 2014

    Welcome back Mr. Draper.