AMC Announces 'Breaking Bad' Premiere, New Series and Returning Shows

AMC Announces 'Breaking Bad' Premiere, New Series and Returning Shows

imagesThe second half of Breaking Bad season 5 has a premiere date! AMC has set the Emmy-winning drama to air its final run on Sunday, August 11 at 9/8c. In addition to that, viewers will also be introduced to 'Talking Bad', a new half-hour after show dissecting the previously aired episode of Breaking Bad.

The Bryan-Cranston starring series will be followed by 'Low Winter Sun' a contemporary story of murder, deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred.

On the network's unscripted listings, 'The Pitch' and 'Owner's Manual' will debut on Thursday, August 15 beginning at 9pm. New competition series 'Showville' kicks-off on Thursday, May 23 at 9pm.

'Owner’s Manual' will test one of the most common divides among man - those who read the owner’s manual and those who do not. Representing each side of this divide are Ed Sanders (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Marcus Hunt (HGTV’s “Hammer Heads”).

'The Pitch' chronicles numerous interesting characters as they prepare unique creative campaigns, with big personal stakes, at their advertising agencies to try and win a major new piece of business.

'Showville' centers around a small town talent show featuring local acts, who get the chance of a lifetime to be in the spotlight.

The announcement also included the renewals of Taking Dead, Comic Book Men and Freakshow. While the return of 'Small Town Security' season 2 has been set to air on Thursday, May 9 at 10pm.

Other announcements also included the following scripted shows in development:

Ballistic City: a futuristic drama of a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational space ship destined for an unknown world.

King: In the early 1960s, Floridian King Carmichael sells his soul to a corrupt, racist political machine to win a seat in the Senate. Having run as a segregationist, he is then tapped by Lyndon B. Johnson to champion civil rights in the South.

Ashland: Set in 1950 in Ashland, a tiny mining town in Kentucky, the Evans family has just relocated from California and the matriarch, Del, must hide her family's secrets and find a way to support her three children at the height of the Red Scare.

White City: The series follows Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan.

Untitled Dahvi Waller Project: Set against the New York automobile industry of the 1920s, two brothers struggle to keep their family-run company afloat with a class-hopping Ziegfeld girl and the daughter of an English competitor blurring the line between love and business.

Untitled Tim Lea/Anonymous Content Project: In America's near future, one family is nearly torn apart in the conflict between a repressive government and the emerging movement for a second American Revolution.

The Wall: In 1960s Berlin, an American businessman becomes embroiled in a web of East-West espionage.

Unscripted shows in development include:

Majority Rules: A lighthearted look at democracy at work as candidates in various elections vie for votes.

All-Star Celebrity Bowling: Celebrity teams compete to win big money for charity while letting loose and showing how even the highest profile stars can get competitive, while letting fans in on their lives and current projects.

Cancelled: Over the course of eight weeks, six households will be outfitted with cameras that will give them the chance to compete for 'ratings' that will determine which household has the most-watched reality show.

Are you excited for the return of Breaking Bad?