‘The Killing’ renewed for second season

 What a Sunday night that was on TV, huh? I’m not talking about the NBA finals. Or even the Tony Awards.

No, the real shockers were on cable.

First on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ned Stark (Sean Bean) was beheaded – after groveling before the boy-king. Um, Ned was kind of the hero of your saga, guys. Now what?

And then on AMC’s The Killing, the suspense got turned up big time, as suspicion for Rosie’s murder fell heavily on mayoral candidate Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell). Is he Orpheus, the creepy john who has been scaring all the ladies from the escort service?

I expect there will be fresh developments and new suspects in next week’s finale of this twisty murder mystery.

At least one thing was resolved. AMC announced today that the show starring Mirielle Enos and Joel Kinnaman as flawed homicide detectives, will be back next season.

What may have sold the channel is the fact that The Killing, based on the Danish series, Forbrydelsen, has held onto its more than 2 million weekly viewers despite the complexity of its storytelling.

All I know is that if Michelle Forbes does not win an Emmy for her performance as Rosie’s grieving mother, there is no justice in this world.

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