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Best bets: 'Mad Men' swings back onto the air

Be they demons, advertising executives, or dinosaurs -- or all of the above -- a batch of familiar faces are back again this week. Here's our pick for the three best entertainment offerings of the week ahead.

\"Mad Men\" returns for its second-to-last season.
\"Mad Men\" returns for its second-to-last season.Frank Ockenfels / AMC

FRIDAY: 'Evil Dead'

The original "Evil Dead" film series has some of the scariest scenes in horror-film history. Yes, you always knew there was a reason to avoid creepy cellars in isolated cabins -- but maybe you never knew how scary tree branches could be. Original director Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell served as producers, and Oscar-winning "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody reportedly helped tweak the script. Variety calls the result, "The rare remake that likely will be enjoyed most by diehard fans of its predecessor." (Opens April 5.)

FRIDAY: 'Jurassic Park 3-D'

"Jurassic Park" is a great movie by itself, but we have high hopes for the 3-D version, which hits theaters this week to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary. Sure, going back to an already filmed movie and adding the extra dimension doesn't always work out, but we can't think of a film we'd more like to see it tried upon than this one. The raptors, the T-rex, the chilling hide-and-seek in the theme park's kitchen! Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. (Opens April 5.)

SUNDAY: 'Mad Men'

It's about time season six of "Mad Men" rolled around. It's 1967 -- or it was when we left off -- a tumultous time in the nation, and surely for our characters as well. The cast must continue to deal with the fallour from Lane's suicide, and Don and Megan grapple with issues in their own marriage as her career begins to rise.  Showrunner Matthew Weiner isn't revealing much about what's coming, but he did promise the new season will bring "a lot of insight into Don, a new dynamic, and people striving to grow up. (Premieres April 7, 9 p.m., AMC.)

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