Re: AMC's The Killing renewed for season 3
The Killing is pretty reviled among critics so they're definitely not bringing it back for quality/critical acclaim.
The critics are no objective arbitor of quality and no one has said that season 2 (at least) was a "critical" success.
But AMC sure as heck wouldn't give it another go unless they thought there was a fair amount of quality there -- and considering this network's track record with one hour dramas, I'd say they are at least as good judges of quality as the critics if not considerably better.
Duckman: I'll never forget the last thing my father said to me...
Cornfed: "Careful son, I don't think the safety's on"?
Duckman: BEFORE THAT!!!