AMC Rings in the New Year With Back-to-Back The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad Marathons

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AMC has announced it will air two back-to-back marathons of its Emmy Award-winning original dramas Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. A four-day Breaking Bad marathon, which kicks off at noon ET/PT each day from Fri., Dec. 27 through Mon., Dec. 30, will feature every episode from the series’ critically acclaimed five seasons, making AMC the only destination for cable subscribers to watch every Breaking Bad episode for free. On New Year’s Eve day, Dec. 31, at 9AM/8c, AMC will air a two-day marathon of The Walking Dead.  Beginning with the pilot, episodes will air back-to-back in chronological order until 5AM/4c on Jan. 2, 2014.

From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, Breaking Bad follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future. The series capped its historic run on Sep. 29, delivering a series-record 10.3 million viewers, including 6.7 million adults 18-49.

Breaking Bad has garnered ten Emmy Award wins – including the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series – and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012). Heralded as “one of the greatest dramas in TV history,” (The Hollywood Reporter), Breaking Bad stars three-time Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul; Emmy-winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.

The Walking Dead continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic and remains the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. The first eight episodes of its fourth season delivered an average of 13 million viewers and 8.4 million adults 18-49.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. The series Entertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television” stars Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. The Walking Dead is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Emmy-winner Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

The Walking Dead will return for the second half of its fourth season at 9/8c on Sun., Feb. 9, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead at 10/9c.

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