AMC Announces Its Summer Schedule Including the Return of Breaking Bad

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in 'Breaking Bad'
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul in 'Breaking Bad' - Photo Courtesy of AMC
Breaking Bad will be returning for the first eight episodes of its final season on Sunday, July 15 at 10pm. The network has split the final season in two, with eight episodes airing in 2012 and eight episodes set to air during the summer of 2013. Joining Breaking Bad on AMC’s 2012 summer schedule is the new unscripted series, Small Town Security. That show will air immediately following the final season premiere of Breaking Bad at 11pm on July 15th.

AMC also announced they’re bringing back Hell on Wheels for a second 10 episode season starting on August 12th at 9pm.  

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on the set of Breaking Bad:

Details on the Upcoming Seasons of Small Town Security and Hell on Wheels [Courtesy of AMC]:

Small Town Security (formerly JJK Security), which focuses on a small, family-owned private security company located in rural Georgia. Executive produced by Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver from Left/Right, season one consists of eight, half-hour episodes.

The second season of Hell on Wheels continues its epic story of post-Civil War America, focusing on Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former Confederate soldier, and his dramatic journey west as he struggles to leave his past behind. Executive produced by John Shiban, Joe and Tony Gayton and Endemol USA’s Jeremy Gold, the show depicts the traveling town known as ‘Hell on Wheels,’ a dangerous, raucous, lawless melting pot that follows and services the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. Hell on Wheels also stars Common as Elam Ferguson; Colm Meaney as Thomas “Doc” Durant;  Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell; Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede; and Robin McLeavy as Eva; Tom Noonan as Reverend Cole; Ben Esler as Sean McGinnes; Philip Burke as Mickey McGinnes; and Eddie Spears as Joseph Black Moon. The series is executive produced by Endemol USA with Entertainment One (eOne) serving as the studio.

Source: AMC