Breaking Bad is a drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The series is broadcast in the United States and Canada on the cable network AMC.
It premiered on January 20, 2008, and completed a seven-episode season on March 9, 2008. The show's 13-episode second season premiered on March 8, 2009.
Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a struggling high school chemistry teacher with a handicapped teenage son (RJ Mitte) and pregnant wife (Anna Gunn).
When White is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, he breaks down and turns to a life of crime, setting up a meth lab with his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in a desire to secure his family's future financial security.
Breaking Bad has received widespread critical acclaim and won two Emmy Awards for its first season in addition to numerous other awards and nominations.