The Walking Dead might be off the air until October of next year, but fans can get a further taste of what AMC has to offer thanks to the network's decision to rebroadcast the entirety of Breaking Bad over the next four months.
AMC has announced that they'll be airing all 33 episodes of the critically acclaimed series in a months-long marathon, with two episodes airing every Wednesday night starting on December 8 and wrapping up in March 2011. If you're not already a regular watcher of Breaking Bad, this is an excellent opportunity to expose yourself to one of the best programs currently on television. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are outstanding as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, as the four Emmy awards between the two of them will no doubt tell you, and the writing is hysterical, emotional and desperately suspenseful at every turn. If you've got nothing else going on this Wednesday, give the show a shot -- it won't be long before you're fully hooked on the blue stuff.
Here's the full press release:
Next week, AMC kicks off a landmark marathon of its Emmy® Award-winning drama Breaking Bad, featuring all 33 episodes from the series' three seasons. Beginning with its critically acclaimed pilot through last season's gripping cliffhanger finale, AMC will air two back-to-back episodes of Breaking Bad every Wednesday night through March 2011.
Created by acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad has garnered numerous awards and accolades, and has been heralded as "the best show on television" (Los Angeles Times). Suspenseful, volatile and shocking, Breaking Bad pairs the vibrant look and feel of a modern western with darkly comic moments that show just "how thrilling TV can be when it lives on the edge" (TV Guide).
Throughout the series, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - an unrepentant 'everyman' - battles dueling identities: a desperate husband and father trying to provide for his family, and a newly appointed key player in the Albuquerque drug trade.
The inaugural season of Breaking Bad premiered in January 2008 to overwhelming critical acclaim from audiences and critics alike. The bold drama has won six Emmy® Awards, a Peabody, multiple Guild Awards, and was named one of AFI's Top 10 Television Programs (2008). The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
AMC's Breaking Bad Marathon begins Wed., Dec. 8 immediately following AMC's Action Pack programming block with the Pilot episode followed by Episode 101, "Cat's in the Bag..." Two episodes will air back-to-back each Wednesday night through March 2011.