More Mad Men and American Horrors Bound for SoHo

Game of Thrones’ fourth season premiere on April 7 isn’t SoHo’s only signature drawcard next month – also debuting are seasons three of American Horror Story and Veep, two of Orphan Black and 7A of Mad Men.

Mad Men’s final season will air in two parts: the first seven episodes, titled The Beginning, will screen 8.30 Sundays from April 20, a week after the US launch; the remaining seven, The End of an Era, will play next year.

“We’ll be done shooting in June,” creator Matthew Weiner told The Hollywood Reporter. “Then I’m burying them.

“We shoot the final scene on June 15 or something, and then we’re putting them under lock and key until April or whenever of 2015.”

Splitting the season into two doesn’t appear to have been Weiner’s idea.

“Believe it or not, I don’t have control over every aspect of the show,” he says in the THR interview.

“But I also looked at it as a challenge. It was so successful for Breaking Bad building an audience that I was intrigued.

“The difference for us is that we don’t have a year off between doing these two halves of the season. That’s been positive for me, writing-wise; I can continue the story across and tell a 14-episode story, the way we always do it.”

Veep will resume its 8.30 Thursday slot from April 10, three days after its HBO premiere, with Selina Meyer bidding for the presidency: “Operation Lady POTUS is go!”

Also going could be her staff. Her new consultant’s advice is to fire everyone!

Fans of the Four series American Horror Story will be relieved to know SoHo is going straight into season three and not making them wait for new episodes (as it did with Justified).

American Horror Story: Coven will be the first season to air here in HD and is meant to be the best and beastliest yet.

“We’ve come to expect an eclectic mix from the American Horror Story anthology,” said the New York Times, “and the formula works particularly well in this instalment, thanks to uninhibited work by the big-name cast.”

Or, as the Los Angeles Times put it: “There’s still blood and gore all over the floor, mind you. Not to mention rape, gruesome torture and evil run riot, and that’s just the first episode.

“But there’s also a lightness of touch and tone, a backlight of sly humour and, more important, a clearly delineated narrative.”

In an inspired piece of programming, AHS: Coven will screen 9.30 Mondays back-to-back with Game of Thones.

Cloning thriller Orphan Black starts its second season on April 23, three days after the US, in an 8.30 Wednesday slot, while also back for new seasons are the fourth years of Justified and Damages.

Box set seasons include Game of Thrones’ third on April 5, Justified’s third on April 12, Orphan Black’s first on April 19 and Banshee’s second on April 26.

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One Response to “More Mad Men and American Horrors Bound for SoHo”

  1. Can’t wait for the new seasons of Game of Thrones and American Horror Story. Will also be watching season two of Orphan Black as the first season was pretty good.

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