Saul, “Mozart” & More Shows Set Dates

Some major upcoming mid-season TV series have locked in premiere dates over the past day or two.

The most high-profile is the “Breaking Bad” spin-off “Better Call Saul” which AMC has revealed will score a high-profile two-night debut. The premiere episode will air on Sunday February 8th at 10pm, immediately following the midseason return of “The Walking Dead” at 9pm.

The second episode will then air the next night, Monday February 9th at 10pm, with the next eight episodes of the first season to air weekly in that Monday 10pm timeslot.

Amazon has announced that they intend to debut all ten episodes of their new dramedy “Mozart in the Jungle” on their Prime Instant Video service on December 23rd. Gael Garcia Bernal, Malcolm McDowell, Saffron Burrows and Bernadette Peters star in the series which is set against New York’s classical music scene.

FOX has announced a bunch of TV dates with the Lee Daniels-produced hip-hop dynasty drama series “Empire” scheduled to debut Wednesday January 7th at 9pm following the season premiere of “American Idol”.

Other dates announced by FOX include a Friday January 9th premiere for the thirteen episode final season of “Glee,” a Thursday January 22nd premiere for the new Rainn Wilson-led series “Backstrom,” a Sunday March 1st premiere for the Will Forte-led new comedy series “The Last Man On Earth,” a Monday March 2nd premiere for the third season of “The Following,” and a Tuesday March 31st premiere for the new comedy “Weird Loners.”

Finally, ABC has locked down dates for two of its mid-season mystery dramas. The Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis-led remake of the Australian mini-series “Secrets and Lies” will kick off with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, March 1st at 9pm and will take over the “Resurrection” time slot.

A few days later, the Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton-led “American Crime” will take over the “How to Get Away With Murder” timeslot starting Thursday March 5th at 10pm.