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October 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Basking in the post-finale glory, "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan was the guest on "The Colbert Report" on Monday night. But instead of heaping praise on the writer, Stephen Colbert begged, needled and, in the end, forced him to continue the series. In case you've been living in a self-imposed media blackout, the 6-year-old series came to a rousing conclusion on AMC on Sunday night to huge ratings and very satisfied fans. It's the rare case of a series going out on top. But according to Colbert, Gilligan should have kept going.
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February 5, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Months after it had its series finale on AMC, "Breaking Bad" continues to rack up awards -- most recently at Saturday's Writers Guild of America Awards, where it was named best dramatic series. In his acceptance speech, creator and show runner Vince Gilligan was genial as ever, describing the other series in contention --  "The Good Wife" (CBS), "Mad Men" (AMC), "Homeland" (Showtime) and "House of Cards" (Netflix) -- as "a wonderful bunch of shows to be up against. " Acknowledging "Breaking Bad's" impressive awards haul in recent months, Gilligan said that he'd been "fortunate enough to eat a lot of dinners at awards ceremonies such as this.
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January 9, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for its awards for TV and commercials Thursday morning, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and creator Vince Gilligan both received nominations, though Cranston's nomination was not just for "Breaking Bad. " Gilligan received his second DGA nomination for directing the acclaimed series finale episode, "Felina," while Cranston was nominated for directing the midseason premiere, "Blood Money,"...
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January 12, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
AMC's “Breaking Bad” won the Golden Globe for best TV drama on Sunday night. Created by Vince Gilligan, the series follows the downward spiral of a cancer-stricken high school chemistry teacher turned crystal meth kingpin, played by Bryan Cranston.  The final eight episodes of “Breaking Bad” aired on AMC last year to record ratings, and the show picked up its first Emmy for drama series in September. Though “Breaking Bad” is one of the most critically acclaimed dramas of the past decade, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
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September 26, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
With his soon-to-conclude AMC series, "Breaking Bad," Vince Gilligan helped usher in cable television's Golden Age.  Now he's bringing his talents to broadcast television -- and not just any network, either, but CBS. As first reported by the New York Times , the network has made a series production order for the 2014-15 season for 13 episodes of the Gilligan-created "Battle Creek," a detective drama set in Michigan. "House" creator David Shore will serve as show-runner and executive producer.
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September 26, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out what shows to drop from my DVR. The Skinny: Last season, I got hooked on ABC's "Nashville. " Unfortunately, the rest of the country didn't follow my lead, and ABC started to turn the show about country music artists into another guilty-pleasure soap. I watched last night's season premiere and it was as if NFL RedZone had produced the show. It was nothing but quick cuts from silly plot line to sillier plot line. Bummer. Thursday's headlines include an important FCC proceeding on TV ownership rules and reviews of new sitcoms from Michael J. Fox and Robin Williams.
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July 10, 2011 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Albuquerque — Under the glaring sun of the Land of Enchantment, Jesse Pinkman and Walter White, the most unlikely and ill-suited duo operating in the deadly New Mexican drug underground, are in over their heads — again. The emotionally edgy Pinkman is shattering a fresh batch of crystal meth inside an immaculately clean lab deep within the bowels of a uniform laundry service. His troubled expression and some caked blood on his face indicate his awareness of nearby danger.
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September 22, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Television critics are not part of the television academy, which means we don't get to vote in the Emmys race. Depending on where you're sitting, this is either a very good or a very bad thing. What we do get to do is second-guess, congratulate and complain. Which, honestly, is much more fun than having to look at a list of undeniably worthy nominees and choosing just one. So I'm going to get my high-fiving and whining out of the way early so maybe I can just enjoy the show. (Neil Patrick Harris - I'm loving it already.)
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June 15, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
"Breaking Bad:The Movie"? It's within the realm of possibility, teases the show's star, Bryan Cranston. When AMC and “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan reached an agreement earlier this year to extend and eventually end the addictive drama with two eight-episode seasons, Gilligan told Cranston that he "couldn't imagine having enough story to fill 16 more episodes.” But when we spoke to Cranston recently, he revealed that the...
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September 27, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Unless you've been living off the grid for the last few months, you know that Sunday marks the series finale of AMC's acclaimed drama "Breaking Bad. "  The only questions remaining at this point: What will happen to Walter White, the teacher-turned-meth crime lord played by Bryan Cranston? And just how high will the finale ratings go?  On the first question, we're going to resist the urge to speculate, although you're welcome to hear creator Vince Gilligan's thoughts on the matter.
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January 9, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for its awards for TV and commercials Thursday morning, and "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston and creator Vince Gilligan both received nominations, though Cranston's nomination was not just for "Breaking Bad. " Gilligan received his second DGA nomination for directing the acclaimed series finale episode, "Felina," while Cranston was nominated for directing the midseason premiere, "Blood Money,"...
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December 27, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Breaking Bad" marathon (AMC, Friday through Monday) . For those whose year has been marred by not being able to discuss "Breaking Bad" at cocktail parties, AMC brings you the parting gift of a series marathon, airing from noon each day, Friday through Monday. The story of a mild-mannered chemistry teacher turned meth-making drug dealer, and of all his little friends, frenemies and enemies, it is most likely the series most named this year right after the words, "You know, television has gotten really great.
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November 26, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's been eight weeks and two days (or about 1,392 hours) since the series finale of "Breaking Bad" took (some of) America by the throat with its conclusion -- but who's counting? For those who feel a hole in their heart from its absence, the complete series is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray--the Collector's Edition comes packaged in a cash-less barrel and contains a Los Pollos apron. Also included is "No Half Measures: Creating the Final Season of Breaking Bad. " The two-hour special-features documentary, as the title suggests, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the final eight episodes--fans will get to know the crew, will see how prone to crying Aaron Paul really is, and just how much of a potty-mouth Dean Norris has. PHOTOS: 'Breaking Bad,' every season, every episode To promote the release, creator Vince Gilligan and cast members Bryan Cranston (Walter White)
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November 24, 2013 | By Noel Murray
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Sony Blu-ray, $299.99 Breaking Bad: The Final Season Sony, $55.99; Blu-ray, $65.99 When the series debuted on AMC in January 2008, it didn't draw much notice or many viewers, but by the time the series finale ran this past September, the drama had become a cultural event. "Breaking Bad" is squarely on the short list of "greatest TV shows of all time," and the intense, unpredictable saga of a cancer-ridden chemistry teacher and his attempts to break into the methamphetamine business is creator Vince Gilligan's grand statement about American enterprise, the rot of greed and the hunger for status.
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October 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Damon Lindelof to Twitter: I'm outta here.  The former "Lost" executive producer, who became one of the wittiest TV industry people on Twitter, abruptly exited the microblogging platform sometime this week. "After much thought and deliberation, I've decided t-," Lindelof wrote in his last tweet on Monday, according to Variety . His @damonlindelof account no longer exists on the service. Showtracker asked Lindelof for comment, but he declined via email. FULL COVERAGE: Fall TV preview 2013 It's possible that the longtime TV veteran was smarting over some nasty digs that fans made on Twitter recently that compared the finale of "Lost" unfavorably with that of AMC's "Breaking Bad. " "That's how you end a series," one detractor wrote, directing the message at Lindelof and his producing partner, Carlton Cuse.
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October 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Basking in the post-finale glory, "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan was the guest on "The Colbert Report" on Monday night. But instead of heaping praise on the writer, Stephen Colbert begged, needled and, in the end, forced him to continue the series. In case you've been living in a self-imposed media blackout, the 6-year-old series came to a rousing conclusion on AMC on Sunday night to huge ratings and very satisfied fans. It's the rare case of a series going out on top. But according to Colbert, Gilligan should have kept going.
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September 11, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"Breaking Bad" is coming to an end, but fans of the hit drama should not despair. A "Breaking Bad" spinoff featuring the sometimes unethical attorney Saul Goodman has been given the green light. "Better Call Saul" will feature Bob Odenkirk as Goodman in a one-hour series that is being positioned as a prequel to "Breaking Bad," focusing on Goodman before he became the lawyer for chemistry-teacher-turned-criminal Walter White. AMC and Sony Pictures Television announced the deal in a joint statement.
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October 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Damon Lindelof to Twitter: I'm outta here.  The former "Lost" executive producer, who became one of the wittiest TV industry people on Twitter, abruptly exited the microblogging platform sometime this week. "After much thought and deliberation, I've decided t-," Lindelof wrote in his last tweet on Monday, according to Variety . His @damonlindelof account no longer exists on the service. Showtracker asked Lindelof for comment, but he declined via email. FULL COVERAGE: Fall TV preview 2013 It's possible that the longtime TV veteran was smarting over some nasty digs that fans made on Twitter recently that compared the finale of "Lost" unfavorably with that of AMC's "Breaking Bad. " "That's how you end a series," one detractor wrote, directing the message at Lindelof and his producing partner, Carlton Cuse.
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September 30, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
When the "Breaking Bad" finale ended, the "Breaking Bad" party went into high gear. The sold-out screening of the finale of "Breaking Bad" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery served as the opening act for Aaron Paul's loud and jubilant VIP after-party to celebrate the end of the series that established him as one of Hollywood's hottest stars. The party was the conclusion of an event staged by Paul, who played troubled junkie Jesse Pinkman on the series, and his wife Lauren to benefit the Kind Campaign, a movement and school program bringing awareness and healing to the problem of girl-against-girl crime and bullying.
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September 30, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
They stood. When the screen went to black, behind the haunting play-out of antihero extraordinaire Walter White against Badfinger's "Baby Blue," the crowd at the screening of Sunday's series finale of "Breaking Bad" at Hollywood Forever Cemetery wrestled out from their lawn chairs and blankets en masse. They clapped, they whistled, they hooted, they hollered, they cried, they took deep breaths. And they stood. A standing ovation for their show. "It was perfect," said Stefanie Turner, from Phoenix, with teary eyes.
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