‘Breaking Bad’ final episode kick off Aug. 11, followed by ‘Talking Bad’ after-show


Old Joe (Larry Hankin), Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Mike (Jonathan Banks) in “Breaking Bad.” (Ursula Coyote/AMC)

“Talking Bad” will run for 30 minutes at 11 p.m. Sundays after each episode of the drug drama. It will be exec-produced by Michael Davies, who already produces the network’s very successful “The Walking Dead” after-show, “The Talking Dead.”

“Breaking Bad’s” return will be followed by the debut of AMC’s new Detroit-set cop drama, “Low Winter Sun.” AMC has ordered 10 episodes of that one.

AMC confirmed that it has renewed “Comic Book Men” (about Kevin Smith’s New Jersey comic shop) for a third season and “Freakshow” (about the Venice Beach Freakshow) for a second.

Unveiling its programming plans to advertisers Wednesday in New York, the basic cable network said that it’s developing a slew of period dramas:

• “Ballistic City” follows a future former cop who is thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a space ship, which is destined for no one is quite sure where.

• “Ashland,” set in the ’50s, is about a tiny Kentucky mining town to which a California family has just relocated.

• In “The Wall,” set in ’60s Berlin, an American businessman becomes embroiled in a web of espionage.

• Also set in the ‘60s is a civil-rights drama that is exec-produced by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.

• Another unnamed project, set in the “near future,” follows a family torn apart in the conflict between a repressive government and the emerging movement for a second American Revolution.

Reality TV-wise, AMC is developing the self-explanatory “All-Star Celebrity Bowling” ; “Cancelled,” which outfits six homes with cameras and lets the families compete for ratings; and our fave, “Geek Out,” in which super-obsessive fans are connected with the object of their unhealthy attachments, be it a film, a comic book, a TV show — or an actor or actress.

Stalkers rejoiced at the news.

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