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Two-Night Premiere Event Set for ‘Better Call Saul’

Nov 20, 2019  •  Post A Comment

AMC announced a special two-night season premiere event for its “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul.” The fifth season will bow Feb. 23 and 24.

The Sunday, Feb. 23, premiere, set for 10 p.m. ET, will follow a new episode of “The Walking Dead.” The following night the premiere episode will be repeated at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the season’s second episode at 9 p.m.

Subsequent episodes will be televised on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET.

In the 10-epsiode fifth season, Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) decision to practice law as “Saul Goodman” creates unexpected and profound waves of change for those in his orbit, AMC says in its announcement.

The series stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Michael Mando, Giancarlo Esposito, Patrick Fabian and Tony Dalton, and is executive produced by showrunner Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz.

The series received a Peabody Award in 2018, and over the course of its first four seasons has received 32 Emmy nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, two Writers Guild Awards, three Critics’ Choice Awards, two Television Critics Association Awards and three AFI Awards for “TV Programs of the Year,” among many other honors.

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