Breaking Bad Season 5 Part 1 to Premiere July 15 on AMC

Breaking Bad Season 5 First Half to Premiere July 15 on AMCAMC has unveiled its summer 2012 schedule lead by the premiere of Breaking Bad: Season 5 starring Bryan Cranston on Sunday, July 15. The final season of Breaking Bad will span a total of 16 episodes.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is AMC wants to get another two summers out of Breaking Bad and have chosen to split Season 5 between this summer and next. So beginning July 15, AMC will air eight consecutive episodes of Breaking Bad. The final eight will not air until the summer of 2013.

Season 4 of Breaking Bad spanned 13 episodes so the final season is getting a three episode bump. One way to look at the split is the glass is half full and consider this summer’s episodes to be Season 5 and next to be Season 6. At eight episodes a piece, each block isn’t that far off from a traditional full season.

Speaking of Breaking Bad: Season 4, Sony has set June 5 for the Blu-ray and DVD release.

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