‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Reveals the TV Shows That Influenced Him

Mar 27, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Classic television was apparently a big influence on Vince Gilligan, the man behind one of the most acclaimed TV series of all time, “Breaking Bad.”

Gilligan, who also is the co-creator of “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul,” revealed some of those influences as he prepared for a stint as the host of MeTV’s special event program “Vince Gilligan’s Island of MeTV,” in which Gilligan will showcase some of his favorite TV shows.

Said Gilligan: “Shows like ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘The Honeymooners’ made a big impression on me growing up. Now, decades later, I find myself staying up late into the night re-watching old episodes of those series and many more on MeTV.”

Along with episodes of “The Twilight Zone” and “The Honeymooners,” classics to be featured on the program include “Taxi” and “Columbo.” The program airs April 5.

Gilligan will be joined by “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk on the show.

For episode titles and other details about “Vince Gilligan’s Island of MeTV,” please click here.

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