AMC to Air BREAKING BAD, WALKING DEAD Marathongs
AMC announced today it will air two back-to-back marathons of its Emmy® Award-winning original dramas Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. A four-day Breaking Bad marathon, which kicks off at noon ET/PT each day from Friday, December 27 through Monday, December 30, will feature every episode from the series' critically acclaimed five seasons, making AMC the only destination for cable subscribers to watch every Breaking Bad episode for free. On New Year's Eve day, December 31, at 9am ET/PT, AMC will air a two-day marathon of The Walking Dead. Beginning with the pilot, episodes will air back-to-back in chronological order until 5am ET on January 2, 2014.
From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, Breaking Bad follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family's financial future. The series capped its historic run on September 29, delivering a series-record 10.3 million viewers, including 6.7 million adults 18-49.
Breaking Bad has garnered ten Emmy® Award wins - including the 2013 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series - and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of the "Top 10 Programs of the Year" (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012). Heralded as "one of the greatest dramas in TV history," (The Hollywood Reporter), Breaking Bad stars three-time Emmy® Award-winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy® winner Aaron Paul; Emmy®-winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.
The Walking Dead continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic and remains the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. The first eight episodes of its fourth season delivered an average of 13 million viewers and 8.4 million adults 18-49.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. The series Entertainment Weekly called the "greatest thriller ever produced for television" stars Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. The Walking Dead is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Emmy®-winner Greg Nicotero, and Tom Luse. The Walking Dead will return for the second half of its fourth season at 9pm on Sunday, February 9, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead at 10 pm.
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with The Walking Dead. AMC's other original drama series include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels and Low Winter Sun. The network recently greenlit two new drama series, Halt and Catch Fire and Turn, both of which will premiere in 2014. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like Comic Book Men, Small Town Security, Talking Dead and Freakshow. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
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