- - Thursday, July 28, 2011

‘The Killing’ to reveal murderer next season

Fans of “The Killing” will find out who killed Rosie Larsen next season, a promise that came from AMC’s head of original programming Joel Stillerman, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The series, starring Billy Campbell and Mireille Enos, hooked viewers into a moody mystery surrounding the death of teenager Rosie Larsen, with suspicion falling on a slick politician (Mr. Campbell) and Rosie’s parents (Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton). The show’s promotional tagline was: “Who killed Rosie Larsen?” Viewers were up in arms when the final episode ended on a rather ambiguous note.

“For everybody who was frustrated, we hear you,” said Mr. Stillerman, addressing reporters gathered at the Beverly Hilton for the semiannual Television Critics Association press tour.

“We would have taken a different approach to managing the expectations about what was going to happen,” he said. “It was never intentionally meant to mislead anybody. Our goal was to create a brilliant piece of character-based storytelling and to try to do something [different].

“I can say definitively,” he added, “you will find out who killed Rosie Larsen in season two.”

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne slated for MTV awards show

Chris Brown and Lil Wayne are returning to the MTV Video Music Awards stage, while Adele will make her first appearance, the Associated Press reports.

The trio are the first performers announced for the Aug. 28 ceremony in Los Angeles, at the Nokia Theatre. The announcement was made Thursday.

Mr. Brown’s star, once tarnished because of his attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna, is shining bright this year, and MTV has taken note.

“He is having a moment with multiple hits this year, and he always delivers on the VMA stage,” said Amy Doyle, executive vice president of music and talent at MTV, on Wednesday.

Adele, who is nominated for seven VMAs, is also scheduled to perform. Only Katy Perry has more VMA nods, with nine; Adele is tied with Kanye West with her seven.

Miss Doyle said a tribute to Amy Winehouse, who was found dead on Saturday, is a possibility.

“We don’t know yet, but certainly she is top of mind, in our thoughts and in our hearts,” she said.

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