I finally found you! When will Mad Men and The Borgias come back to TV? Are they having more seasons? Thanks. —Debs
Amber: I’m super happy you found us on The Loop, Debs. It’s the same content as before, things just look a little different. Both Mad Men and The Borgias will indeed return with new seasons. Mad Men kicks off first on Sunday, April 7, with a two-hour episode. Creator Matt Weiner was pretty tight-lipped, but did hint that there are cliffhanger elements that will foreshadow the rest of the season, which is expected to be the second-last in the series.
The Borgias returns a week later, on Sunday, April 14. The third season (which is also expected to be the series’ second-last) focuses on the continued strife of the family. Cesare and Lucrezia start to emerge as the new generation, and audiences will see how it all impacts Alexander.
Hey, is there a way to watch The Americans other than on FX Canada? Bell TV definitely doesn’t have that channel. Boo. —Angela
Amber: Ugh, that’s the worst, I’m sorry to hear that. Right now FX Canada is the only way you can watch the show legally, but you can always keep your eye on Netflix and iTunes. Or, you can try and switch providers, depending on your area. Whatever you decide, this is probably worth writing a letter to Bell about. The more feedback, the more likely it is FX Canada will finally be available to you.
Hi Amber, I read your column every week. I had a question about Emily Owens: M.D. I love the show and read that it was cancelled by The CW. Is there still a possibility that another network could pick it up? Like Saving Hope, CTV picked it up and NBC did not. I just wasn’t sure how it works. Thank you. —Sarah
Amber: You know, I really loved that show too. I thought it was cute. I even have a travel-sized deodorant that I keep in my gym bag with the show’s logo on it, so no one can call me Pitts. Unfortunately for both of us, this isn’t a case of another network picking it up. Was CW the right place for the show? Probably not. But it never had an international co-producer (which is how Saving Hope continued here in Canada and not the U.S.), and the producers aren’t shopping the show around, so it’s safe to say it’s dead. Yet Beauty and the Beast lives. Sigh.
Hi Amber, I love your column, as I love TV and you keep us all informed about what’s going on. Is Hunted coming back on HBO and is Falling Skies returning to Space? Thanks and keep on keeping us informed, because the networks certainly don’t. Ciao. —Teo
Amber: No one really wants to admit when they fail, and a lot of the time when a network switches up a show or takes it off the air that’s almost like a failure, right? It’s the same thing with Canadian TV. If a show debuts to high numbers, you’re going to hear about it via various press releases, but if a show’s ratings aren’t exactly stellar, all is quiet on the home front.
Space hasn’t announced whether the third season of Falling Skies will debut this summer, which is when it returns to TNT in the U.S. Odds are it will return here at some point too. As for Hunted, the series was originally cancelled by BBC, but Cinemax, the U.S. co-producer, renewed it … sort of. There are now talks of a spinoff second season revolving around Melissa George’s Sam Hunter character. Just keep in mind that nothing other than talks have been officially confirmed at this point.
Hi Amber, so I watched the last episode of Parenthood. I know it is probably too soon, but do you know if it will return? This last season was, I think, the best I have seen. A real tear-jerker, if you ask me. Thanks. —Dee
Amber: My colleague Emily Gagne and I have in-depth conversations about the amount of times we cry over any given episode of that show. My fiancé refuses to watch it with me because HE cries. But it’s one of those feel-good cries, and not the morally depressing kind of cries, you know? I guess you could say I watch a lot of Parenthood too.
You’re right — it is still too early, but odds are NBC will probably bring the show back for another season given its high ratings in key demographics. All I know for sure is that I have a Braverman dance stored up if NBC goes ahead with Season 5 come May. Fingers crossed.
I just love Parenthood, but even after stopping and rewinding, I still don’t know who the couple were playing in the snow in front of a “Just Sold” house at the end of the season finale. Do you? I thought the show took place in California! The only one moving east to go to school is Drew’s girlfriend! I’m eager to know. —Sonja
Amber: That scene was a flash to Ray Romano’s character, Hank, and his daughter. Remember when he moved at the end of the episode to be with her, and asked Sarah to go with him? P.S. I’m still Team Mark on that whole issue, even though the finale scene between Hank and Sarah, when he gave her that camera for Max, was freaking sweet as heck.
Hi Amber. I love reading your column every Monday. Last August I watched a show called Longmire on A&E. I was wondering if there was going to be a Season 2, and if so do you know when it will air? —Lorraine
Amber: Oh yeah, A&E renewed Longmire basically four weeks into its first season run. The show put quite the dent in the cabler’s ratings, making a renewal decision pretty easy. The last season aired in the summer, and that’s when the second season is expected to debut as well, but nothing official has been confirmed just yet. In the meantime, hold onto your Stetson.
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