This Week on TV: ‘Better Call Saul’ Returns

 

Get ready for S2 Premiere of Better Call Saul

February belongs to AMC with weekend premieres of Kevin Smith and his Comic Book Men and the Season 6 Midseason Premiere of The Walking Dead attracting a global audience of fans.

The AMC momentum continues when Season 2 of Better Call Saul returns 10pm EST tonight with Switch. Better Call Saul is the story of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a hustling, paycheck-to-paycheck attorney, soon to transform into his Breaking Bad character, “criminal” attorney Saul Goodman. After just ten S1 episodes, Better Call Saul continues to grow into a series very bit as riveting as its source, Breaking Bad.

Much of the credit belongs to veteran comic Odenkirk, who delivers a unique brand of oddball gravitas as the struggling Jimmy. Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando round out the cast.

In addition to watching the Season 2 premiere, dive deeper into the Better Call Saul universe with plenty of extras on the AMC website.

More and more TV events continue to debut online, including Hulu’s eight-episode sci-fi miniseries 11.22.63, based on the 2011 Stephen King novel, launching today. In the series, Jake Epping (James Franco), a high school teacher, travels back in time with the task of preventing President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Chris Cooper, Josh Duhamel, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay and Daniel Webber co-star with Franco with veteran filmmaker Kevin Macdonald directing and Bridget Carpenter adapting King’s book.

In addition to the new series debuting this week, HBO continues to build excitement for Season 6 Game of Thrones with an eerie trailer called Hall of Faces. The camera pans across the House of Black and White’s Hall of Faces and lingers upon fallen characters like Ned Stark, Joffrey Baratheon and Jon Snow. Giving fans something to debate for the next two months, the camera rests upon fan favorite Tyrion Lannister. Is he doomed to perish this season?

Game of Thrones returns to HBO April 24.

Finally, the TV week wraps 9pm EST Sunday with a fireworks display of nostalgia via NBC’s Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows. Celebrating Burrows’ 1,000th episode of TV, casts of Burrows-led sitcoms Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, Taxi, The Big Bang Theory and Friends gather to celebrate a comic genius.

 

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