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'Breaking Bad': Final two episodes will be extended by 15 minutes

The final two episodes of Breaking Bad will be split into two parts each, with the first half of each airing in 2014 and the sec– just kidding. But there is news to share about the AMC crime drama’s final two episodes, and it’s good: Each will be extended to 75 minutes, including commercial time, co-executive producer Peter Gould tweeted today. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad': Co-executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett spills on last night's episode, 'Ozymandias'

It’s okay — you can stop trembling now and crawl out from underneath that Chrysler. Breaking Bad unveiled its third-to-last episode on Sunday, and it was a thoroughly satisfying, devastating, terrifying follow-up to last week’s cliffhanging “To’hajiilee.” (SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven’t seen “Ozymandias” yet.) To recap: Hank and Gomie wound up taking a dirt nap, Walt. Jr. was finally let in on a little family secret, and Walt Sr. is now on the run with a money barrel after giving up Jesse to the Nazis and kidnapping (and, yes, returning) baby Holly. To go behind the scenes of “Ozymandias,” read our Q&A with co-executive producer Moira Walley-Beckett, who penned what is now the show’s most-watched episode. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' ratings set another record

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One of the best episodes in Breaking Bad history — if not TV history — was also the show’s most-watched episode ever.

Sunday’s nights stunning “Ozymandias” episode of the AMC series delivered 6.4 million viewers. That number includes 4.1 million adults 18-49. The hour also inspired 604,765 tweets (see our Q&A with the writer of the episode).

The performance tops the show’s recent record-setting season premiere. It also suggests Breaking Bad will likely set another record for its series finale in a couple weeks. So far the season is averaging 5.2 million viewers, up 102 percent from last summer.

With only two episodes remaining, Breaking Bad is teaching a master class on how to end a TV show. And after performing modestly in the ratings for years, the drama is now firmly a hit by any basic cable standard in its final lap. Will the Breaking Bad stick the landing?

'Breaking Bad': Bob Odenkirk, co-executive producer Peter Gould on Saul Goodman spin-off

Breaking Bad will wrap up its story at the end of the month, but not every character’s journey is coming to an end. AMC is indeed moving forward with that spin-off series featuring Bob Odenkirk’s unscrupulous attorney Saul Goodman, who has served as the crime drama’s comic relief and adviser to our meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) since season 2. (The network and Sony Pictures Television, the show’s studio, announced earlier today that they had reached a licensing agreement for a prequel that will track the “evolution of Saul” before he met Walt; a series order is expected to follow when contracts are signed.)

Though Odenkirk and the creative team aren’t commenting yet, Breaking Bad co-executive producer Peter Gould — who concocted the character of Saul and is creating the tentatively titled Better Call Saul with Breaking Bad overlord Vince Gilligan — told EW last week that he and Gilligan were looking forward to subverting the audience’s expectations for this hour-long spin-off. “We’re using the kind of storytelling that we did on Breaking Bad but in a really new way,” he says, cautioning that it’s still a work in progress. “When people think of a Saul Goodman spin-off, they tend to think in terms of a laugh-a-minute comedy, and we’re going for something that has a very very unique tone. To play with a main character who has the unique morality that Saul Goodman does is going to be in its own way as much of an experiment as Breaking Bad was.”
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AMC moving forward with 'Breaking Bad' spin-off featuring Saul Goodman

Looks like Saul just got the call.

In news that will please soon-to-be-in-mourning Breaking Bad fans, AMC is greenlighting a spin-off series that will feature Breaking Bad character Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. While the network and studio, Sony Pictures Television, announced today only that they have reached a licensing agreement for the show, it’s expected to receive a series order from AMC once contracts are finalized. READ FULL STORY

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on saying goodbye to 'Breaking Bad' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Think you’ll have a hard time bidding farewell to Breaking Bad on Sept. 29? Imagine what it was like for the actors who have been toiling on this labor of love for five seasons. Actually, you don’t have to imagine; you can find out below. At the photo shoot for EW’s Breaking Bad cover story, we asked Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul how they felt about saying bye to Bad for good. Their answers may not surprise you, but they will entertain you.
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'Breaking Bad': Vince Gilligan and the cast drop hints about each character for the final episodes

We are down to the final four episodes of Breaking Bad, and only one thing is clear: We have no idea if Walt, Jesse, Hank, Skyler or any other member of the ABQ crew will find light at the end of this terror tunnel. The final season of AMC’s crafty drug drama is becoming increasingly tense and grim by the hour, and the forecast is calling for giant s@%#storms ahead. “If you think you’ve seen darkness on Breaking Bad, you’ve truly seen nothing,” Aaron Paul tells EW. “It’s about to get messy.” Meanwhile, series creator Vince Gilligan offers up this cryptic tease for tonight’s episode: “Walt gets probably the most fateful phone call of his life.” Before you turn off your ringer and watch “To’Hajiilee,” heed this gentle SPOILER ALERT and then scroll through these character-by-character hints from Gilligan and the cast for the last half of the last half of the last season. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad': Cast members reveal their most challenging scenes to film

Breaking Bad has never been afraid to challenge its audience, packing episodes with morally complex characters, sly callbacks, plot riddles, and jaw-dropping moments. (Need a couple thousand Band-Aids for your throat, Victor?)  But what are the scenes from the AMC crime drama that challenged the actors themselves? Which was the moment that proved the most difficult to film? It wasn’t always easy for the actors to decide on just one, but they rose to the, well, challenge. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad': 12 story lines you never got to see

By now, you’ve heard Breaking Bad‘s famous what-if stories: Jesse (Aaron Paul) was going to die at the end of season 1! Tuco’s story (and life) ended earlier than planned because actor Raymond Cruz was contractually obligated to The Closer! The show was originally set in Riverside, California! But what are some other intriguing scenarios that didn’t made it out of the writers’ room? As the AMC crime drama heads toward its finale on Sept. 29, EW asked series creator Vince Gilligan, co-executive producer Peter Gould and executive story editor Gennifer Hutchison to give up the goods on some Bad ideas that we never saw. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' vet Jonathan Banks joins 'Community' -- EXCLUSIVE

He commanded fear and respect as a hitman/fixer on Breaking Bad, and now he will command fear and respect as… a community college professor. Jonathan Banks will appear in 11 episodes of Community‘s fifth season, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' premieres huge

No surprise here: The Sunday, Aug. 11, premiere of Breaking Bad brought huge ratings for cable channel AMC, delivering 5.9 million viewers, the most in series history and up 102 percent over the show’s season 5 premiere last summer.

With 3.6 million viewers among adults 18-49, Breaking Bad is second only to AMC’s The Walking Dead in delivery to this key demographic across all cable networks.

Additionally, AMC premiered its newest dramatic series Low Winter Sun, which attracted 2.5 million viewers. Following that, Talking Bad — hosted by Chris Hardwick and featuring discussion and analysis of Breaking Bad — debuted with 1.2 million viewers.

Missed the edge-of-your-seat episode? Check out EW’s recap and read some zany theories.

Aaron Paul on final run of 'Breaking Bad': 'It's just so raw and it doesn't allow the audience to breathe'

Is eight enough? Probably not for most fans of Breaking Bad. But eight episodes is all we have left in the saga of chemistry teacher-turned-meth lord Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his student-turned-partner Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). The second half of the fifth and final season debuts tonight at 9 p.m. on AMC, and you are strongly advised to fasten your safety belts. “The final 8 is just such a violent sprint to the finish line,” Paul tells EW. “Each season we get progressively darker and darker, and this final season is hands down the darkest one yet. It’s just so raw and it doesn’t allow the audience to breathe because we don’t have time to do that.” Cranston agrees, calling it “brutal” and noting that it “does not let up. It’s not going to give you a break.”
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'Breaking Bad' blooper reel: Walter White can have fun too! -- VIDEO

Gearing up for the final eight episodes of of Breaking Bad has been a long and arduous journey — but there’s been plenty of buzz, scoop (a possible spin-off!), and recaps to keep us all foaming at the mouth for more of the drug-induced drama. You might say we’re addicted!

Here’s the latest in Breaking Bad tidbits: a gag reel compiled from the first half of season 5. Even when they’re funny, they’re serious. Watch the cast deadpan over some suggestive lines, ad-lib a bit, and deal with an unimpressed baby.
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