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‘Breaking Bad’ gets premiere date, talk show

From left, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul and Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston in a scene from episode 9 of season 5. The final eight episodes will air in August.
(Courtesy of Ursula Coyote/AMC)
From left, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul and Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston in a scene from episode 9 of season 5. The final eight episodes will air in August. (Courtesy of Ursula Coyote/AMC)
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Reality is sinking in and it’s becoming official.

The cast and crew of “Breaking Bad” is now wrapped and the critically acclaimed show received a start date from AMC for the final eight episodes.

But there’s good news — the series is also getting a companion talk show.

AMC released Sunday, Aug. 11 as the date in which Walter White and crew will be back on the small screen.

Crews wrapped up in early-April on the TV series that was based in Albuquerque.

The network also announced it’s adding a chat show, “Talking Bad,” which will air after the show. This tactic is similar to its post-”Walking Dead” talk show, “The Talking Dead.” There is no word on who will host the show.

“Breaking Bad” has been a critical darling for five seasons. Bryan Cranston, who plays White, and Aaron Paul, who plays sidekick Jesse Pinkman, have each earned Emmy Awards in the acting categories.

The series follows White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Pinkman, with the aim of securing his family’s financial future before he dies. The series has seen White grow from a decent man into a dark character.

According to Deadline.com, AMC is working with series producer Sony TV on a possible spinoff.

The spinoff would be built around one of the original series’ memorable characters, criminal lawyer Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk.

According to the site, no deal has been signed yet.

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