3. Game of Thrones Season Three Premiere (March 31, 2013) — When last we left Game of Thrones, Joffrey had managed to hang on to the throne in the Battle of Blackwater (no thanks to himself), and we were introduced to the White Walkers. George R.R. Martin’s massive third novel from the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Storm of Swords, will be split into two seasons, and some have even wondered with so much content, how will Game of Thrones ultimately end?
2. Arrested Development Season Four Premiere (TBA, Maybe But Probably Not May 4th) — Now that Mitch Hurwitz has added to the original 10-episode order, our national holiday has been pushed back, tentatively until May. Once that date has been firmed up, I expect the number of preplanned vacation days to skyrocket, as all 12-14 episodes of season four will be released simultaneously, which means no one will go to work that day. Welcome Back, Anal Rapist.
1. Breaking Bad Series Finale (Date TBA, Probably Late August) — For viewers of great television, anyway, the Breaking Bad finale will undoubtedly be the most important event of 2013. In fact, everything that comes after will likely be compared to the Breaking Bad finale: “The Walking Dead premiere was awesome, but it was no Breaking Bad finale.” “Wow! I just had the most mindblowing sex of my life, but it was not Breaking Bad finale!” What will happen is anyone’s guess, but there will almost certainly be body bags.