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

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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  1. Kre says:

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

  2. Jessica says:

    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?

  3. Jo says:

    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.

    • Mike says:

      Gilligan was quoted as saying AMC gave him an extra act for each of the last two episodes. So there is more content.

    • Damian says:

      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

    • Alan says:

      arent there laws about how much commercials there can be in an episode? im pretty sure that this is extra content in the episode.

    • jake says:

      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..

  4. Stinky Feet Lover says:

    wah wah wah wah! babies crying about commercials! you are all babiessss!!

  5. DanielleZ says:

    Sounds good to me. Setting by DVR now, b___h!

  6. Ron says:

    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.

  7. I don’t care about commercials. But I’d rather have 13 episodes last year and 13 this year than 20 extra minutes.

    • Midori4 says:

      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.

      • 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.

        • David4 says:

          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.

      • Alan says:

        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.

  8. DanT2590 says:

    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.

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  11. alexbackpacker says:

    I’ve heard someone mention that Breaking Bad is showing how Terroristic White people are in society. The fact that his name is Mr. White. It’s definitely good to study this show and talk to other people about Racism (White Supremacy) in our media.