AMC Slates Return for ‘Mad Men’ Final Season and Premiere for ‘Breaking Bad’ Spinoff, Unveils Other Programming Moves

Jan 13, 2014  •  Post A Comment

AMC has taken the wraps off its premiere plans for the first half of “Mad Men’s" final season and the “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul.” The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that "Mad Men" will premiere in mid-April, with "Better Call Saul" set for November.

"Also getting launch dates are [AMC's] new scripted Revolutionary War-set spy thriller ‘Turn,’ which makes its bow Sunday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT with a 90-minute premiere," the story reports. "The following Sunday, April 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT will see the premiere of the much-anticipated first half of the final season of ‘Mad Men.’"

“Better Call Saul” is about the evolution of the attorney Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, before he met Walter White, the meth-making chemistry teacher in “Breaking Bad,” the story notes.

"Meanwhile, ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and ‘Hell on Wheels’ are getting summer premieres," the piece reports. "’Halt and Catch Fire,’ which looks at the rise of the personal computing era in the early ’80s, will launch in June. Later this summer, AMC’s Western drama ‘Hell on Wheels,’ which moved to Saturdays in 2013 and saw its average audience grow, will roll out its fourth season."

AMC also said “The Walking Dead” will return for its fifth season in October. Its companion show, “The Talking Dead,” was renewed for a fifth season.

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