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'Breaking Bad' to return Aug. 11

By Hal Boedeker

Staff writer

2:37 PM EDT, April 17, 2013

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The saga of Walt White starts its final chapters when "Breaking Bad" returns Aug. 11.

The AMC drama with Emmy winners Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will offer eight last episodes at 9 p.m. Sundays. AMC will add "Talking Bad," a live discussion series, at 11 p.m. Sundays.

AMC has had great success with "Talking Dead," a live discussion about "The Walking Dead." The channel has renewed "Talking Dead" with host Chris Hardwick for a third season.

AMC will use "Breaking Bad" to launch "Low Winter Sun," a drama that will air at 10 p.m. Sundays starting Aug. 11. The series traces the fallout after a Detroit detective kills a fellow cop. The show, based on a British miniseries with the same title, stars Lennie James ("The Walking Dead," "Jericho") and Mark Strong ("Zero Dark Thirty").

Projects in development at AMC include "King," a 1960s drama about a Florida senator from MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, and "White City," a drama about Western diplomats and journalists in Afghanistan.

In other AMC news, "Comic Book Men" and "Freakshow" have been renewed.

"Small Town Security" begins its second season May 9.

"Showville," a reality series about a talent show in a small town, will debut May 23.

"Owner's Manual," a reality-series contest, premieres Aug. 15. The stars are Ed Sanders ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") and Marcus Hunt (HGTV's "Hammer Heads"). "The Pitch" also returns Aug. 15.

AMC previously announced that "The Killing" will start its third season Sunday, June 2. "Hell on Wheels" moves to Saturdays, starting Aug. 3, for its third season.