AMC Announces Breaking Bad's Final Premiere Date, Launch of Talking Bad 'Spin-Off'

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breakingbad s53p8 blogFans of AMC’s Breaking Bad now have a date for beginning of the end of the end.

The second half of the acclaimed drama’s fifth and final season — eight episodes in total — will premiere on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 9 pm.

Additionally, the cabler confirms that a weekly spin-off/dissection show titled Talking Bad will air (an hour) after each Bad episode at 11 pm. Sandwiched in between at 10 pm will be new crime drama Low Winter Sun.

RELATED | AMC Eyes Breaking Bad Spin-Off Centered Around Saul Goodman

As previously reported, AMC will kick off Season 3 of The Killing on June 2 and Season 3 of Hell on Wheels on August 3.

Other highlights from AMC’s massive programming/scheduling release:

* New reality series Showville — in which a traveling talent show visits small towns across the country — bows Thursday, March 23 at 9 pm.

* Season 2 of The Pitch launches on Thursday, August 15 at 10 pm.

* Talking Dead, Comic Book Men and Freakshow have all been renewed.

* The network is developing Cancelled, an unscripted series in which six households “will be outfitted with cameras that will give them the chance to compete for ‘ratings’ that will determine which household has the most-watched reality show.”



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Comments (26)

  • Ok. That “spinoff ” was not what I was thinking of… but then again I think you knew that.

    Comment by Brandon Rowe – April 17, 2013 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Better Call Saul” must must must happen!

      Comment by rockgolf – April 17, 2013 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jesus, Ausiello, you really need to quit it with these desperate, misleading headlines.

    Comment by Mark – April 17, 2013 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited on August 11th. :-)

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – April 17, 2013 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thanks a lot AMC, I thought that was a confirmation for Better Call Saul. I NEED more Bob Odenkirk.

    Comment by Zach – April 17, 2013 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Not AMC, Ausiello. He must be desperate fr some more eyeballs or something. Pathetic.

      Comment by Rrrrrr – April 17, 2013 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh yeah, I meant to write TVLine. My mistake.

        Comment by Zachary – April 17, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought TV line was better than this. Why are you doing more bait headlines? It looks trashy and unprofessional. This isn’t TMZ.

    Comment by zacqua10 – April 17, 2013 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • true true dat.

      Comment by Kresh – April 17, 2013 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally know what you mean. It used to be a site on par with Deadline.com. Now it’s basically a tabloid.

      Comment by Zachary – April 17, 2013 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They do this more often than not. It’s their specialty, along with unnecessarily spoiling anything and everything.

      Comment by tripoli – April 17, 2013 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As others have said, that’s not a breaking bad “spinoff” in any way shape or form. But hey, you got me to click on the page! Way to go

    Comment by lisa – April 17, 2013 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is @Nerdist hosting Talking Bad? If so, That’s great. Chris is awesome. I hope they film it on the Talking Dead set.

    Comment by RobMF – April 17, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HAS to be Chris Hardwick. Fans will accept no one else!

    Comment by LynnH – April 17, 2013 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t tell me Chris Hardwick will moderate this one as well.

    Comment by Milaxx (@MilaXX) – April 17, 2013 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Once again, people are grasping for something to complain about. The headline is clear. How would a Saul series in any way be a “Talking Dead spinoff”. I understood the headline. It’s not misleading.

    Comment by TV Gord – April 17, 2013 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It says “Launch of Talking Bad” spin off. Talking about a spinoff of Breaking Bad. There was already talk about Better Call Saul. It’s very misleading.

      Comment by Zachary – April 17, 2013 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes, but it doesn’t say “Launch of BREAKING Bad” spinoff. THAT would have been misleading. The headline refers to Talking Bad being a spinoff (which, incidentally, it’s not…it’s a talk show about Breaking Bad). Anyway, it’s not misleading at all. People who can’t read the headline properly should be blaming Michael for their own sloppiness.

        Comment by TV Gord – April 17, 2013 02:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • “shouldn’t” be blaming…

          Comment by TV Gord – April 17, 2013 02:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I believe the headline originally just said “Launch of ‘Spin-Off’” without any mention of Talking Bad. That’s also all Ausiello says in his tweet linking to the article. Also, the term ‘Spin-off’ is still extremely misleading because a talk show discussing Breaking Bad is not in any way, shape, or form a spin-off of the original series.

          Comment by Mark – April 17, 2013 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Thanks, Mark. I didn’t know that about Michael’s tweet.

            Unfortunately, words such as ‘spinoff’ and ‘reboot’ are routinely misused these days (Hawaii Five-0 is a reboot; Dallas is not). It’s an uphill battle trying to get people to use the correct terminology.

            Comment by TV Gord – April 17, 2013 03:12 PM PDT  
      • …and there was also talk of a the Talking Bad show LONG before there was any talk of a Saul spinoff (which doesn’t have a title, by the way).

        Comment by TV Gord – April 17, 2013 02:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He changed the title. So thanks for that too ausiello for helping smart people like the guy a couple comments up who think they’re the one amazing person that can read

    Comment by lisa – April 17, 2013 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why is everyone complaining? If you’ve ever listened to the Breaking Bad insider podcast, you know this is going to be awesome!

    Comment by Anna – April 17, 2013 05:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • why can’t direct tv quit with all this nonsense in the programs they show like walking dead ,,breaking bad ,,dish dropped A&e ,,why can’t direct ,,don’t we as paying customer’s have a say at all,,or just quit watching direct programing

    Comment by Gene Snider – April 26, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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