AMC announced today its summer programming slate, including the highly anticipated premiere of the first part of Breaking Bad‘s final season on Sun., Jul. 15 at 10/9c. The final season of the Emmy® Award-winning and critically acclaimed drama, produced by Sony Pictures Television, consists of 16 episodes, with the first eight episodes beginning July 15th and culminating with the series’ final eight episodes next summer 2013.
Over four seasons, Breaking Bad has garnered a total of six Emmys® wins; a Peabody Award; it has been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011); and been heralded as one of the best TV dramas on television. Filmed on location in Albuquerque, NM, the series stars 2008, 2009 and 2010′s Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actor Bryan Cranston; 2010 Emmy® winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Aaron Paul; Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte; Bob Odenkirk; and Jonathan Banks. Breaking Bad is produced by High Bridge and Gran Via Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television for AMC. Breaking Bad Season 4 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 5.