Monday, August 15th, 2011 at 3:29 pm
Here’s a bit of backstory. Over the past few weeks, the web has been hanging on every bit of information coming out of the AMC camp, as talks between the beloved TV network and Sony have left many wondering just what would happen to the channel’s darling, Breaking Bad.
Budgetary constraints had left the future of the show hanging in the balance, but now, thankfully, things have seemed to clear up. THR is reporting that the show will return for a 16-episode fifth season, which would mark the show’s final run on the network.
The new season will start come early 2012, and has been one of the network’s various hit shows, receiving six Emmys, including three for the show’s lead, Bryan Cranston.
I myself have not seen the show (I personally like to watch TV shows once they end their run and are available on DVD/Blu-ray), but I have been shocked by the amount of love spewed for this show. I knew it had been a critical darling, but it’s a popular show amongst the Twitter world it would appear, and with an average of 4.3 million viewers, it’s one of the network’s most popular entities.