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Amazon announces premiere dates for 4 series

'Mad Dogs' steps up, and 'Catastrophe' is back.


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Posted on Jan 13, 2016   Updated on May 27, 2021, 9:09 am CDT


At Monday’s Television Critics Association Winter 2016 Press Tour, Amazon announced the premiere dates for four original series—freshman shows Mad Dogs and The New Yorker Presents and the second seasons of Bosch and Catastrophe.

Premiering Jan. 22, Mad Dogs follows the reunion of a group of longtime, 40-something friends whose reunion in Belize devolves into a nightmare of lies, deception and murder. It stars Steve Zahn (Dallas Buyers Club) Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Billy Zane (Titanic), Romany Malco (Weeds) and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line).

Produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Jigsaw Productions, The New Yorker Presents is a half-hour documentary series that aims to bring the pages of the venerable publication to life via documentaries, short scripted narrative films, comedy, poetry, animation and cartoons. It will premiere one new episode each week beginning Feb. 16.

Premiering on March 11, season 2 of Bosch will have LAPD detective Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver, Lost, The Good Wife) investigating the murder of a Hollywood producer who laundered money for the mob, while he simultaneously pursues a serial killer. In addition to Welliver, other returning cast members include Jamie Hector (The Wire), Amy Aquino (Being Human), Lance Reddick (Fringe, The Wire) and Sarah Clarke (24).

Created by and starring American comedian and author Rob Delaney (Key & Peele) and Irish actress Sharon Horgan (Pulling), Catastrophe explores the struggles of a couple thrown together into parenthood and a long-term relationship as the consequence of a one-night stand. Carrie Fisher (Star Wars) and Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty) co-star. It premieres on April 8.

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*First Published: Jan 13, 2016, 5:18 pm CST