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AMC Renews <i>The Killing</i>

AMC has renewed its critically acclaimed murder mystery The Killing for a 13-episode second season.

Based on the Danish miniseries Forbrydelsen, the drama's first season tied together three distinct stories centered around the homicide of a young girl named Rosie Larsen: the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s parents and the city’s politicians. Each episode represents a day of the investigation, telling an occasionally slow-moving tale that swings between riveting -- the two-hour premiere and last week's episode, "Missing," for instance -- and frustrating.

The first season, which concludes on Sunday, debuted to about 4.7 million viewers before eventually settling into an average 2.2 million -- a decent showing for an AMC series. It's also provided breakout roles for stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, who've attracted the attention of Hollywood.

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