AMC Super-Sizes Breaking Bad's Final Two Episodes — Plus: Check Out the Farewell Poster

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Emmy NominationsBreaking Bad‘s final two episodes are going to be big — literally.

AMC is expanding this Sunday’s penultimate episode and next week’s series finale to 75 minutes each including commercials.

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The show’s co-exec producer Peter Gould broke the news on Twitter, urging fans to “set your DVRs accordingly… Better still, watch live!”

Also on Wednesday, AMC unveiled the following poster to promote the drama’s Sept. 29 farewell.


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Comments (21)

  • Two hours each with no commercials would be better, but I guess we can’t be too picky. Haha

    Comment by Kre – September 18, 2013 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So…are they adding in extra commercials to make it longer? How do you add 10 mins to the final two episodes of a show this late?

    Comment by Jessica – September 18, 2013 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They’re not adding it this late they’re just announcing it this late.

      Comment by d4h8a15r16m23a42 – September 18, 2013 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • What d4h8a15r16m23a42 said.

        Comment by Teag – September 18, 2013 07:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There is no specific mention of added content, and AMC has become the most ridiculously greedy network in television history. There will definitely just be more commercials, which means I’ll dvr instead of watch live for sure.

    Comment by Jo – September 18, 2013 07:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Gilligan was quoted as saying AMC gave him an extra act for each of the last two episodes. So there is more content.

      Comment by Mike – September 18, 2013 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Then do the world a favor and stay off the net until you watch. No pissing and moaning about how it’s not fair to talk about the show that aired that you chose not to watch live. Thanks

      Comment by Damian – September 18, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • arent there laws about how much commercials there can be in an episode? im pretty sure that this is extra content in the episode.

      Comment by Alan – September 19, 2013 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • greed? Is that a joke. They have put up so much content online, entire episodes free. Entire scenes. They put up making of the episode each week. It is pretty much standard that a 30 min show has about 8-9 mins of commercials. So 60 min show has 16-18 mins. Which has been breaking bad’s plan all along. Also, even over these final 6 episodes, the episodes have been about 4 mins longer then usual..

      Comment by jake – September 20, 2013 01:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • wah wah wah wah! babies crying about commercials! you are all babiessss!!

    Comment by Stinky Feet Lover – September 18, 2013 07:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL I just blurted out laughing…too funny..thank you for making my night!!!

      Comment by mom of 3 caramel babies – September 21, 2013 11:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds good to me. Setting by DVR now, b___h!

    Comment by DanielleZ – September 18, 2013 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ‘my’ not ‘by’

      Comment by DanielleZ – September 18, 2013 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Geez. Are some of you so naive to actually think that they’re just adding extra commercials to make up the extra 10 minutes? Obviously they were already written and shot with that extra time included, it’s just that we’re just now finding out about it as a little last-minute surprise. EVERYTHING surrounding the back 8 has been super super super secretive, so it’s not shock this is just now coming out. Of course it will be added content and not just 10 extra minutes of commercials.

    Comment by Ron – September 18, 2013 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t care about commercials. But I’d rather have 13 episodes last year and 13 this year than 20 extra minutes.

    Comment by TigerNightmare – September 18, 2013 08:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is AMC, the cheapest network ever. So cheap they wanted season 5 to be 8 episodes instead of 16 and have pissed off three different TWD showrunners, and the MM creator. So my guess is it’s 6 minutes of show and 9 of commercial.

      Comment by Midori4 – September 19, 2013 02:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You can’t say that they haven’t given Gilligan free reign with BrBa though. If it weren’t for AMC, this show wouldn’t be on the air at all, literally every other cable network rejected it, or wanted them to change Walt to a counterfeiter.

        They’ve only been in the scripted drama business for less than ten years, and a few of the shows are produced entirely off their own back (not production studio) so I get them being antsy and conservative. If any of these shows (MM, TWD) would have tanked, they would have been bankrupt. I too, am concerned about their attitudes on occasion to showrunners and budget, but you can’t argue with the results.

        Comment by Floodlit World – September 19, 2013 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The last season of Breaking bad was being shopped around to other networks because of that. TWD is a mega hit and they still treat it like garbage. I understand being cautious when you are making a new show, but when you have a hit on your hands you give the creators whatever they want and not have them ditch their own show like TWD or have the show move to another network like BB almost did.

          Comment by David4 – September 19, 2013 09:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • the walking dead thing has nothing to do with amc, thats all because of robert kirkman, he is the one who keeps forcing them out because he cant work with people.

        Comment by Alan – September 19, 2013 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Always DVR everything I watch. Then I’ll start about 25 minutes into the show, skipping commercials. I usually manage to finish at the same time as the show.

    Comment by DanT2590 – September 18, 2013 09:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They understand the value in not spoiling the books for viewers of the HBO
    TV show and every season, the show’s next to last episode packs a huge punch.
    Break all of the climbing rigs before you fight the gorillas.

    Enter the gate that you broke through and fight off a couple more bad

    Comment by Http://Www.Youtube.Com/Watch?V=IjH4AU2XRT4 – March 22, 2014 05:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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