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"Breaking Bad" Returns July 17

By admin Published: May 31, 2011

The official word: AMC will premiere the highly anticipated fourth season of its Emmy® Award-winning series “Breaking Bad” on Sunday, July 17 at 10pm ET/PT. From acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, the series follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial security. Season four consists of 13, one-hour episodes.

Over three seasons, “Breaking Bad” has been heralded as one of the best TV dramas on television. The San Francisco Chronicle hailed “the writing is among the very elite in television,” with others calling the show “mesmerizing” (LA Times), “still TV's best” (Newsday) and a drama that has the “jarring feel of a Tarantino film” (Variety).

Leading into season four’s highly anticipated premiere, fans will have a chance to catch up on “Breaking Bad,” as all episodes from season three will be available On Demand beginning Monday, June 20 through Sunday, July 17. In addition, AMC will air every episode from seasons one through three in late night, beginning Tuesday, July 5. Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season will be released to Blu-ray™ and DVD on Tuesday, June 7 packed with special features, including deleted scenes, outtakes, cast and crew commentaries, plus five all-new behind-the-scenes featurettes, and much more.

“Breaking Bad” season four will also be complemented by a variety of exclusive material on AMCTV.COM. Among the special digital content is “Inside Breaking Bad” videos for each episode, behind-the-scenes clips throughout the season, and videos of the season’s most “Talked About Scenes.” The site will also feature a new iteration of its interactive graphic novel, starring Aaron Paul’s character Jesse Pinkman, and an interactive case file - with photos, text and video - that allows visitors to sift through the same crime scene evidence that DEA agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) sees and reviews.

Filmed on location in Albuquerque, NM, “Breaking Bad” stars 2008, 2009 and 2010’s Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actor Bryan Cranston as Walter White; 2010 Emmy® winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman; Anna Gunn as Skyler White; Dean Norris as Hank Schrader; Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader; RJ Mitte as Walter, Jr; Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman; Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring; and Jonathan Banks as Mike.

“Breaking Bad” has garnered a total of six Emmy® Award wins and 16 nominations. In addition to wins for Cranston and Paul, the series won Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for Lynne Willingham (2008, 2009). Additional Emmy® nominations include: Outstanding Drama Series (2009, 2010); Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Vince Gilligan (2008) and Michelle MacLaren (2010); Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series for Michael Slovis (2009, 2010) and John Toll (2008); Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series for Skip McDonald (2010); and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series (2010).

“Breaking Bad” has garnered a Peabody Award (2008), a Writer’s Guild Award for Vince Gilligan’s work on the pilot episode, two American Cinema Editors (ACE) Awards, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010).

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