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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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    Came across this great analysis of the show @


    Even know I love the show. It has to have a end. I just wish they weren't splitting up the epasode up.


    Makes me real sad that there won't be a season 6. What will I do now? Signed,
    So Sad


    The most nail biting series I have ever enjoyed. There will never be another like it!


    So excited. I've watched a lot of great television and this is probably my favorite series.