Emmy Award winning Breaking Bad, the series hailed as "Genius" (Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter) and "One of the greatest shows ever on TV" (David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle), will air its final episode on Sunday, September 29 at 9 PM ET/PT. Following the final episode, fans can discuss and dissect the end of the most addictive show on television with an expanded one-hour episode of Talking Bad, the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick. Special guests on the final episode of Talking Bad include series creator Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks and Jimmy Kimmel.
Leading up, and to get fans ready for the highly anticipated series finale of Breaking Bad, AMC is airing the "Breaking Bad Marathon: Countdown to Finale," beginning on Wednesday, September 25th at 8PM ET/PT with seasons 1-4 and running through late night Friday, September 27th. The marathon resumes with Season 5 on Saturday, September 28th at 11PM ET/PT and runs continuously up to the series finale on Sunday, September 29th at 9PM ET/PT.
Here's what AMC president Charlie Collier had to say about the marathon in a statement.
"We want to appropriately honor this remarkable series by delivering the ultimate, most immersive experience for Breaking Bad fans. From a five-day marathon featuring every episode across all five seasons, to an unforgettable finale rolling immediately into an expanded one-hour Talking Bad after-show, we are so proud of Vince Gilligan and everyone associated with this show, and believe this is the perfect way to send Breaking Bad from our air into television history."
During the finale, fans can also participate in AMC.com's live, interactive experience, "Breaking Bad Story Sync." Polls, trivia questions and a live "Watch & Chat" are all timed to coincide with the broadcast of the finale. Story Sync is optimized for Internet browsers, tablet and mobile devices all with the goal of connecting fans with each other and deepening their engagement with "Breaking Bad's" final episode.
On Twitter, fans and cast members will continue the conversation with hash tag #GoodbyeBreakingBad. The final episodes of the series have already generated significant activity on social media with Breaking Bad ranking #1 on cable for the week from September 9 to September 16 (Source: Trendrr).
AMC's newest drama, Low Winter Sun will shift to 11:15PM ET/PT, following Talking Bad on Sunday, September 29 only. In the episode entitled "Revelations", written by Dave Erickson and directed by Adam Davidson, Frank testifies in court and Geddes takes his family on a trip. Meanwhile, Damon and Maya start their new lives under Skelos.
To ensure that AMC pause to appropriately commemorate Breaking Bad, and also serve Low Winter Sun fans who want to watch on a regular schedule, this episode of Low Winter Sun will also be available to fans on AMC On Demand starting Monday, Sept 23, 1-week prior to its linear premiere, on both VOD and TVE platforms. It will then repeat again on October 6 at 8pm ET/PT, leading into the 2-hour finale of season one of Low Winter Sun.
AMC is taking advantage of the Breaking Bad mania that is sweeping the nation. The network is turning the September 29 series finale into a five day long event. AMC will marathon all 46 episodes of the show starting Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM. An hour long episode of Talking Bad will immediately follow the 75-minute long series finale, at 10:15 PM. Low Winter Sun will be pushed back to 11:15 PM.