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SON, THE
Air Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on AMC
Episode Title: (#104) "Death Song"
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***TUNE-IN ALERT***

SATURDAY, APRIL 22 THE MCCULLOUGHS GO ON THE ATTACK ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S "THE SON" ON SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND AT 9:00PM ET/PT

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

SUNNY AND BAJIE MEET AN UNEXPECTED ALLY ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED MARTIAL ARTS DRAMA "INTO THE BADLANDS" ON SUNDAY, APRIL 23RD AT 10:00PM ET/PT

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE EPISODE, AMC'S NEWEST SERIES "TALKING WITH CHRIS HARDWICK" AIRS AN ALL NEW EPISODE AT 11:00PM ET/PT FEATURING "THE PATH" STAR, MICHELLE MONAGHAN

THEN, THE SEASON SIX FINALE OF AMC'S "COMIC BOOK MEN" AIRS AT 12:00AM ET/PT

MONDAY, APRIL 24

SEASON THREE OF AMC'S "BETTER CALL SAUL" CONTINUES WITH AN ALL-NEW EPISODE ON MONDAY, APRIL 24TH AT 10:00PM ET/PT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - An all-new episode of AMC's original scripted drama series "The Son" airs Saturday, April 22nd at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on both AMC and SundanceTV. The series is based on Philipp Meyer's New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel of the same name, and stars Pierce Brosnan. Consisting of ten one-hour episodes, "The Son" traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Brosnan) from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. The series deftly explores how Eli's ruthlessness and quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCullough's rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.

In the fourth episode, "Death Song," young Eli faces a life-or-death test of survival in 1849. In 1915, the McCulloughs enact a dangerous plan to take the fight to their enemy.

"The Son" is executive produced by showrunner Kevin Murphy ("Defiance"), co-creators Philipp Meyer, Brian McGreevy ("Hemlock Grove") and Lee Shipman ("Hemlock Grove"), director Tom Harper ("War & Peace," "Peaky Blinders") and Sonar Entertainment's Jenna Santoianni and Tom Lesinski. In addition to Brosnan, cast members include Jacob Lofland ("Justified," "Texas Rising," Maze Runner), Henry Garrett (Beauty and the Beast, "Poldark"), Paola Nunez ("Amor en Custodia"), Carlos Bardem (Assassin's Creed), Zahn McClarnon ("Fargo"), Jess Weixler ("The Good Wife"), David Wilson Barnes (Capote, The Bourne Legacy), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), James Parks (The Hateful Eight, "Deadwood") and Elizabeth Frances ("Love").

Season two of AMC's martial arts drama, "Into the Badlands," continues with an all-new episode on Sunday, April 23rd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the new episode, "Leopard Stalks in Snow," Sunny and Bajie encounter an unexpected friend, but must also confront an unbeatable enemy from their past, while The Widow makes an unholy alliance.

Season two of the martial arts drama finds Sunny (Daniel Wu) and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and scattered to the wind, each imprisoned in unlikely places. While M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family or die trying. On their journey, Clipper and Colt are assisted by new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, The Widow (Emily Beecham) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season's end, Sunny and M.K.'s lives will be forever altered.

"Into the Badlands" was created by showrunners/executive producers/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and executive produced by Oscar(R)-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, director David Dobkin, fight director Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu. The series stars Wu (Tai Chi Zero) as Sunny; Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) as Quinn; Aramis Knight (The Dark Knight Rises) as M.K.; Oliver Stark ("Luther") as Ryder; Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later) as The Widow; Orla Brady ("Dr. Who," "Fringe") as Lydia; Sarah Bolger ("Once Upon a Time," "The Tudors") as Jade; Ally Ioannides ("Parenthood") as Tilda; Madeleine Mantock (Edge of Tomorrow) as Veil; Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe) as Waldo and Nick Frost as Bajie (Shaun of the Dead).

An all-new episode of AMC's newest series, "Talking with Chris Hardwick," airs on Sunday, April 23rd at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT featuring star of "The Path," Michelle Monaghan. The series, produced by Embassy Row, builds on the success of "Talking Dead," the #1 talk show on television and a pioneer of the after show format. Each 60-minute episode features an in-depth conversation between Hardwick and a single guest or cast. While "Talking Dead" focuses exclusively on "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead," episodes of "Talking with Chris Hardwick" feature a wide breadth of guests and highlight Hardwick's singularly irreverent and authentic take on today's pop culture landscape.

Compared with a typical 5 or 10-minute talk show interview, "Talking with Chris Hardwick" leverages the host's gift for deep conversation, on display in his popular podcast. The show's strong social media presence and live audience interactivity gives fans a new destination to celebrate their favorite pop culture icons. Additional guests this season include: Charlie Hunnam, Connie Britton, Justin Theroux, Bryan Cranston, Jane Lynch, Damon Lindelof, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jordan Peele. In addition to hosting duties, Hardwick serves as executive producer on the series alongside Michael Davies, Brandon Monk, Jen Patton, and Brillstein Entertainment Partners' Alex Murray.

Immediately following "Talking with Chris Hardwick," the season six finale of "Comic Book Men" airs at 12:00 a.m. ET/PT. On "Reverse Stash" the boys get a visit from Tom Cavanagh who plays Reverse Flash on The Flash TV series. Walt sniffs out a Golden Age classic with Human Torch #2.

In its sixth season, AMC's popular unscripted series "Comic Book Men" takes another dive into world of geekdom by following the antics in and around master fanboy Kevin Smith's New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. Leading the team behind the shop's counter are Walt, Bryan, Michael and Ming, who geek out over mind-blowing pop culture artifacts and the legends behind them. Special guests this season include Cassandra Peterson, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; The Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner; and makeup artist extraordinaire Robert Kurtzman. Whether it's buying and selling memorabilia or embarking on wild adventures away from the store, The Stash cast shares all the juicy details with Kevin during their hilarious podcast, which is woven throughout the series.

"Better Call Saul" season three continues with an all-new episode on Monday, April 24th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the new episode, "Sunk Costs," Jimmy decides to represent a new client, much to Kim's dismay. Mike meets a formidable ally who presents an enticing offer.

A prequel to the award-winning series "Breaking Bad," the series follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he navigates the moral dilemmas of the legal world while trying to step out of his older brother's shadow and make a name for himself. Saul's acclaimed second season ended with a pair of cliffhangers: Determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck (Michael McKean) staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy's confession to a felony. When Mike (Jonathan Banks) set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), an ominous intervention stopped him from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game.

As the new season begins, the repercussions of Chuck's scheme test Jimmy and Kim's (Rhea Seehorn) fledgling law practices - and their romance - as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy's faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business. As the season progresses, new characters are introduced and backstories are further illuminated with meaningful nods to the Breaking Bad universe.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," and the forthcoming "The Son," "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

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SON, THE (AMC)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/8/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second of 10 episodes) on 5/12/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, May 2017) AMC today announced that it has renewed its Western drama, "The Son" for a second season. Starring Pierce Brosnan, "The Son" is a sweeping saga about a Texas ranching and oil family based on Philipp Meyer's New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name. The series will return to AMC in 2018 with 10 new episodes. AMC is currently airing season one of "The Son," which is averaging 2.3 million viewers each week, capping a day of classic Western films and television shows on Saturdays. In the current television season, "The Son" is the #1 original program on cable on Saturday nights and #3 in all of television. "The Son" is an epic family saga spanning three generations and 150 years of the McCullough family. The series traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch, from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Eli's eldest son Pete (Henry Garrett), has grown up in his father's shadow and struggles to make him proud while forging his own identity. Pete's strong-willed daughter, Jeannie (Sydney Lucas) idolizes her grandfather and despite being raised in a male-dominated world, rejects her fate of existing solely to marry and bear children. Eli's ruthlessness pits him against his wealthy Spanish neighbor, Pedro Garcia (Carlos Bardem) and his quest for power triggers consequences that span generations. Shared through a series of flashbacks, "The Son" pulls viewers into the world of young Eli McCullough (Jacob Lofland) and his father figure, Comanche war chief, Toshaway (Zahn McClarnon) and deftly explores the McCullough's rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Carlos Bardem
· Elizabeth Frances as Prairie Flower
· Henry Garrett as Pete McCullough
· J. Quinton Johnson as Neptune
· Jacob Lofland as Young Eli McCullough
· Jess Weixler as Sally
· Manuel Uriza as Aniceto Pizana
· Nick Stevenson as Fred Bernhauer
· Paola Nunez as Maria Garcia
· Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough
· Sydney Lucas as Jeannie McCullough
· Zahn McClarnon as Toshaway
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Sam Neill as Eli McCullough (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian McGreevy as EP
· Jenna Glazier as PROD
· Kevin Murphy as EP
· Lee Shipman as EP
· Philipp Meyer as BOOK/CRTR/EP
· Tom Harper as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· AMC Studios
· Sonar Entertainment