Breaking Bad Season 5 Premiere Date Announced

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The fifth and final season of AMC's Breaking Bad’s will begin Sunday, July 15 at 10 p.m. ET, AMC announced moments ago, although the second half of the 16-episode Season 5 will not air until 2013. 

The final chapter of the Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed drama returns this summer with eight episodes. The last eight episodes of the show will air the following summer.

Breaking Bad Season 4, one of the show's best to date, will be available on DVD June 5.

AMC announced a few other key dates today. Also this summer, the network debuts its newest unscripted series, Small Town Security, on Sunday, July 15 at 11 p.m. ET, after Breaking Bad.

Season 2 of the epic western Hell on Wheels will debut Sunday, August 12 at 9 p.m.

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You're the smartest guy I ever met, and you're too stupid to see he made up his mind 10 minutes ago.

Hank

I watched Jane die. I was there, and I watched her die. I watched her overdose and choke to death. I could have saved her, but I didn't.

Walt