Just two years ago, AMC was thinking about letting Breaking Bad go. Despite critical acclaim, they deemed the show too expensive with less than impressive ratings and looked at options to move the show somewhere else. My how times have changed. After deciding against this and renewing the show for its two-part final season, the show picked up incredible momentum. The explosive (get it?) fourth season finale had 1.9 million viewers. Season five debuted with 2.93 million. The second half debuted with an incredible 5.92 million and the penultimate episode blew all those away with 6.58 million.
At that rate, everyone knew Sunday’s finale will be the highest rated episode of the entire series, assuring the show would go out on top. But the final numbers are in and, it’s way bigger than anyone imagined. Read More »
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AMC has announced that they will be running every single episode of Breaking Bad in a marathon leading up to the series finale on September 29th. The event, titled “Countdown To Finale,” will begin on September 25th at 8pm with the first episode of the show from Season 1. The marathon will go non-stop until it hits the end of Season 4 late on Friday September 27th. The network will then air Season 5 (parts a and b) beginning on September 28 at 11pm, which will leakin directly to the 75-minute series finale on September 29th at 9pm.
That finale will be followed by a one-hour live edition of Talking Bad hosted by Chris Hardwick featuring series creator/show-runner Vince Gilligan, alongside stars Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Jesse Plemmons, RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks and for some weird reason, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. So if you’ve missed out on Breaking Bad, AMC is giving you a chance to catch the entire thing leading up to what will likely be ONE OF the most talked about television finale’s in history. They’re even giving you a break to sleep on Friday night, so whats your excuse? Full press release after the jump.
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Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spinoff show set around Bob Odenkirk‘s rakish, pragmatic, and charismatic lawyer Saul Goodman, is now the subject of a “go-ahead” licensing agreement between AMC and Breaking Bad producer Sony Pictures TV. Read More »
Briefly: Way back in February we were one of the first places to let you know Aaron Paul was planning a big outdoor Hollywood party for the final episode of Breaking Bad. Now, with the season almost halfway over (so upsetting), those plans have finally been set.
It’s happening in Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery at 8 p.m. September 29 and tickets go on sale September 4. They’ll first screen the pilot and then the finale, live, at 9 p.m. That’ll be followed by a live Q&A with the cast and crew. Read More »
AMC has been teasing fans on Sunday nights by embedding clips of high interest into their newest show, Low Winter Sun. For the past two weeks, they teased the coming attractions for Breaking Bad. This past Sunday, the network promised a brand new clip from the fourth season of The Walking Dead. However, since not many people are watching Mark Strong’s cop drama, odds are you didn’t see it.
Thanks to the magic of the Internet, that clip is now online. It shows Michonne (Danai Gurira) returning to the prison on horseback only to run into some very bitey trouble. Check it out below. Read More »
One of fundamental rules of The Walking Dead universe is that everyone alive is infected with the zombie virus. The only way it takes hold is if you die.
With that in mind, a deleted scene from the third season of The Walking Dead has come online. Taken from the episode “Home” where Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is losing his mind and seeing visions of his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), the scene flips what we thought happened on its head in an extremely visceral way. Check it out below. Read More »
The final season premiere of Breaking Bad left us with a lot to think about. Like, a lot to think about. But what makes the show great is not only the slowly unfolding mysteries, incredible performances, writing or white knuckle tension. It’s how creator Vince Gilligan chooses to sprinkle humor in with all of that. In Sunday’s episode, Blood Money, that humor was provided in the form of Jesse Pinkman’s drugged out friends, Badger (Matt Jones) and Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) discussing Star Trek.
You see, Badger has written a script for a Star Trek movie! He just hasn’t put it on paper yet. The Internet never disappoints, though, and it’s already been animated into a cartoon. Check it out below. Read More »
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The final season of Breaking Bad begins this weekend and, among TV fans, it’s all anyone can talk about. Marathons, theory sharing, and predictions have been occurring non-stop for the past few weeks. It’s all leading up to the first of eight final episodes, which airs Sunday August 11. If you, like us, are greedily devouring everything Breaking Bad as you get ready for the end, you should look into Breaking Bad: Alchemy.
It’s an iBook available in the iTunes Bookstore and is basically every Breaking Bad fan’s dream. Pages and pages of photos, interviews, videos, insight and more for not only the first five seasons, but it’ll be updated during this final season with exclusive content.
Check out some screencaps and more below. Read More »