AMC Announces ‘Breaking Bad’ Talk Show, Renews ‘Talking Dead,’ and More

by | April 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM | Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, TV News

"Breaking Bad" (Photo: AMC)

From “Talking Dead” to “Talking Bad,” AMC has some good TV rolling out in the coming months. The network made several programming announcements Wednesday at its upfront presentation to advertisers.

The final eight episodes of the fifth and final season of “Breaking Bad” will premiere on Sunday, Aug. 11, AMC revealed.

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The network also confirmed that it’s launching a 30-minute post-episode talk show tied to the acclaimed drug-dealing drama called “Talking Bad.” No host was named at this time.

The network is hoping to parlay the success it’s had with “Talking Dead,” the talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick that airs following AMC’s monster hit “The Walking Dead” each week. AMC has picked up “Talking Dead” for a third season, it was also announced.

AMC also picked up “Freakshow” and Kevin Smith’s “Comic Book Men” for another season, and revealed it has seven scripted and three unscripted new series in development.