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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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'MythBusters' meets 'Breaking Bad,' and the results are explosive -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Remember when Walter White made a really explosive bomb out of fulminated mercury and blew up a building? He probably should’ve been wearing a HASMAT suit.

According to this exclusive clip from MythBusters‘ upcoming Breaking Bad special, the compound is highly explosive and extremely dangerous. It’s sensitive to impact, friction heat, and spark, and unfortunately, it’s also far less attractive than the crystals of mercury fulminate we saw on the show.

But hey, we can’t be harmed by watching it on our TV! Check out the clip below to see Kari, Tory, and Grant blow up a pumpkin in the preliminary stages of the mythbust.
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FX chief: You can't go darker than 'Breaking Bad'

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As Walter White famously said: “I won.”

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf was asked about the show’s “anti-hero” brand, and how much darker cable dramas can get.

Landgraf gave credit to HBO’s The Sopranos for starting the trend, as well as his own acclaimed anti-hero series, The Shield. But there’s one show out there he says that found the top (or the bottom, depending on your perspective), for what a series can pull off: AMC’s Breaking Bad.

“I can’t imagine a protagonist darker than Walter White,” he says, referring to Bad‘s main character, whose misdeeds including nearly fatally poisoning a child and arranging a mass murder of potential informers in a prison. “It’s the end of the road for [cable networks] out-darking each other. This nuclear arms race of darkness has ended.”

FX has projects such as the vampire series The Strain and a limited series take on the world of Fargo, which this morning added Billy Bob Thornton to the cast.

'Breaking Bad' at Lincoln Center: Bryan Cranston's 'BrBa' tattoo, RJ Mitte's fake spoilers, & more

Like father, like son, eh?

During a Times Talk with the cast of Breaking Bad Tuesday, Aaron Paul revealed that one of Bryan Cranston’s favorite on-set pastimes was taking advantage of Paul’s tendency not to read ahead in the scripts — by making Paul believe that his character was about to die. (Yo, bitch: Not cool!)

And at another event held in New York City last night, RJ Mitte — who plays Cranston’s kid on AMC’s drama — explained that he, too, loves messing with people by lying about what’ll happen next on Breaking Bad. “I just say random, horrible things about everyone,” the actor explained with a big smile. “Anything you can think of.”

More specifically, what has Mitte tried to pass off as fact? “That it was all a dream. That we wake up on the island. That everyone’s dead, and Jesse and Walt are lovers. That baby Holly dies.”

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'Breaking Bad': Did Bryan Cranston just reveal Walt's fate?

Among the countless questions waiting to be answered in the last eight episodes of Breaking Bad — how does Walt end up on the lam? Will Hank be able to catch his criminal brother-in-law? How many more times will we watch Flynn Walt Jr. eat breakfast? — one looms larger than the rest: In the end, what will happen to Walter White?

Will he die in a bloody shootout, or finally succumb to lung cancer, or end up in prison, or be placed in witness protection and given a whole new family — ultimately revealing that Breaking Bad was just an elaborate prequel to Malcolm in the Middle? This last theory was actually floated at a New York TimesTalk with the cast and creator Vince Gilligan tonight. “That may not be as far fetched as you imagine,” star Bryan Cranston joked in response. “DVD extras!”

We won’t know for sure until September 29, when the celebrated drama’s final episode airs on AMC. But during tonight’s event, Cranston did pose an interesting hypothesis of his own — one that could say a lot about where we leave Walt.

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