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AMC Sets Return of 'Breaking Bad' and Other Shows, Unveils Slate of New Programs USA Today

AMC made a number of programming announcements today, including revealing the return date for “Breaking Bad.” USA Today reports that the acclaimed drama series will debut its final season Aug. 11, with the season to consist of eight episodes.

“The Emmy-winning series starring Bryan Cranston as a cancer-stricken teacher-turned-meth dealer will air Sundays at 9 ET/PT,” the story reports. “It will be followed by new drama ‘Low Winter Sun,’ about a cop-killing Detroit detective, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. At 11, AMC will air ‘Talking Bad,’ a live half-hour talk show about that night's ‘Bad’ episode, modeled on ‘Talking Dead,’ a companion to the network's top cable hit ‘The Walking Dead.’”

“The Killing” is set to return for season three this summer with a number of new cast members. The two-hour premiere is set for June 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“Hell on Wheels” moves to Saturday, as previously reported, with the season premiere set for Aug. 3.

New projects in the works, according to the report, include:

-- The futuristic drama “Ballistic City,” which the network says is about "a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational space ship."

-- The 1960s drama “King,” about a segregationist-turned-civil rights advocate called King Carmichael.

-- The family soap opera “Ashland,” about a Kentucky mining town in the 1950s.

-- The spy drama “The Wall,” set in Berlin in the 1960s.

-- “White City,” set in the present day and examining life in Afghanistan for diplomats and journalists.

The report adds: “On the reality TV front, AMC has renewed ‘Talking Dead,’ ‘Comic Book Men’ and ‘Freakshow,’ and is developing new projects including ‘All-Star Celebrity Bowling’ and ‘Cancelled,’ a ‘social experiment’ in which six households will be equipped with cameras and compete for ‘ratings’ as the most-watched reality show.”