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"Breaking Bad" series finale airs Sept. 29; marathon featured this week on AMC

Melissa Hayer Published: September 23, 2013
Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - Breaking Bad _Season 5 - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC
Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - Breaking Bad _Season 5 - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

The series finale of AMC’s Emmy Award-winning drama “Breaking Bad” will air Sunday, Sept. 29, and the network is also featuring a marathon on the show beforehand to help get fans prepared.

Details, provided by AMC, are as follows:

Emmy Award-winning “Breaking Bad,” the series hailed as “Genius” (Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter) and “One of the greatest shows ever on TV” (David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle), will air its final episode at 8 p.m Sunday, September 29. Following the final episode, fans can discuss and dissect the end of the most addictive show on television with an expanded one-hour episode of “Talking Bad,” the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick.   Special guests on the final episode of “Talking Bad” include series creator Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemmons, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks and Jimmy Kimmel.

AMC is airing the “Breaking Bad Marathon: Countdown to Finale,” beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 25th with seasons 1-4 and running through late night Friday, September 27th.  The marathon resumes with season five at 10 p.m. Saturday, September 28th and runs continuously up to the series finale at 8 p.m. Sunday, September 29th.

“We want to appropriately honor this remarkable series by delivering the ultimate, most immersive experience for Œ’Breaking Bad’ fans,” said Charlie Collier, president, AMC. “From a five-day marathon featuring every episode across all five seasons, to an unforgettable finale rolling immediately into an expanded one-hour Talking Bad after-show, we are so proud of Vince Gilligan and everyone associated with this show, and believe this is the perfect way to send Œ‘Breaking Bad’ from our air into television history.”

During the finale, fans can also participate in amc.com¹s live, interactive experience, “Breaking Bad Story Sync.” Polls, trivia questions and a live “Watch & Chat” are all timed to coincide with the broadcast of the finale. Story Sync is optimized for Internet browsers, tablet and mobile devices all with the goal of connecting fans with each other and deepening their engagement with “Breaking Bad’s” final episode.

On Twitter, fans and cast members will continue the conversation with hashtag #GoodbyeBreakingBad.  The final episodes of the series have already generated significant activity on social media with “Breaking Bad” ranking #1 on cable for the week from September 9 to September 16 (Source: Trendrr).

AMC’s newest drama, “Low Winter Sun” will shift to 10:15 p.m., following “Talking Bad” on Sunday, September 29 only.  In the episode entitled “Revelations,” written by Dave Erickson and directed by Adam Davidson, Frank testifies in court and Geddes takes his family on a trip.  Meanwhile, Damon and Maya start their new lives under Skelos.

To ensure that AMC pause to appropriately commemorate “Breaking Bad,” and also serve “Low Winter Sun” fans who want to watch on a regular schedule, this episode of “Low Winter Sun” will also be available to fans on AMC On Demand starting Monday, Sept 23, 1-week prior to its linear premiere, on both VOD and TVE platforms.  It will then repeat again at 7 p.m. October 6, leading into the 2-hour finale of season one of “Low Winter Sun.”

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