'Breaking Bad' Returns July 2011, Minisodes to Fill Gap

'Breaking Bad' Returns July 2011, Minisodes to Fill Gap

The continuation of season 3 June finale will only be unveiled a year from now to avoid competition from other acclaimed series.

"Breaking Bad" is not taking its traditional route in the fourth season, coming on screen only in July 2011. The Emmy-winning show which opened in March in the last two seasons is thus ineligible to be nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards.

"I think what AMC is thinking here is there will be less competition for us - particularly from the broadcast networks - if we launch our season during the summer than if we come back again like we did this time in March," lead actor Bryan Cranston told Deadline. "Breaking Bad" indeed is still below fellow AMC series "Mad Men" in terms of rating growth and other basic cable shows.

However, AMC makes the attempt of keeping the show fresh in fans' mind by creating an interstitial mini-episodes clocking in at three to four minutes per episode. It will be produced early next year after the show filmed in January. "The idea is to keep people aware and interested in the show during the long time away," Cranston explained.

"But I, for one, am eager to make these little interstitials important. I don't want them to be simply filler or recap, but something that actually moves the storyline forward. If we're going to do it, it ought to be a real part of the larger show."

© AceShowbiz.com

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    Mar 17, 2011

    hey "Me" do us all a favor and shut ur fuking mouth. noone cares that u care that we care about waiting u indignant unloyal douche bag! P.S. NO I HAVE NOTHING ELSE GOING ON IN MY LIFE (YES IM THAT PATHETIC!!!) U got me bro congrats

    Mar 17, 2011

    Time for those mini-sodes, getting restless, still 4 months to go.

    amc breakingbadmadme
    Jan 29, 2011

    this show is kinda like your favorite ice cream you enjoy it the whole way through and your like 'im lovin this its awesome!' then someone comes along and is like 'i think youve had enough have more next week' and your like 'ohh i want some more, ok ill have some more next week, but if you dont give me any next week i will eat your eyeballs!!!!'

    Jan 29, 2011

    Just watched the final episode of season 3 - and not believing the long wait til next season's release. So glad its been picked up by a major! It will go all the way! Yo Bitch!

    Dec 07, 2010

    I love this show and so do all my friends.got my 73 year old mom hooked on it.it sucks it will be so long but it is SO WORTH IT.loyal til the end

    Oct 31, 2010

    I absolutely LOVE this show, and though it's a long wait between seasons, it's worth it. if they didn't air it until 2020 I'd still be watching it. Great show! Great story lines!

    Oct 03, 2010

    It is almost like having book you have been reading a book.Then someone takes it away before you have finished reading it.Not nice.So bring it back as fast possible and all will be forgiven.

    Sep 30, 2010

    Wow, you are some of the most impatient morons I've ever seen. Sure, it sucks to have to wait that long.. but seriously.. is this all you have to live for?

    Sep 26, 2010

    Best show ever! Who would of ever thought Bryan Cranston could pull it off. It's a shame it's sorta glorifies speed(I little)What a evil drug.I have beem drug addicted ever since I saw Drug Store Cowboy 20 years ago. How many people started smoking after seeing cheech and chong in the 80's I saw them when I was 14 and got stoned when I was 18.If only I could of known me now when I was 14. I would be drug free now for sure. Chong going to Jail I though was wrong. Maybe it was karma for ruining so many lives. How many people started growing dope after seeing NICE DREAMS Maybe I should of turned into a lizard I might of been happyier then I am now.

    Sep 22, 2010

    they better not wait that long imo ,if something is this good you better milk it now.A year waiting will dissapoint everyone.

    Sep 15, 2010

    LOVE BB, HATE having to wait until July! ...... ah well best things come to those who wait!

    BB Fan
    Sep 14, 2010

    What a wait. Oh well... it will be worth it. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.

    Ur Stewpid
    Sep 09, 2010

    What a bonehead dipshit decision not to air any new episodes for over a year. Leave it to douche bag televisioin executives. Only they can take a brilliant show and fuck it up royally! Congratulations dipshit Jews.

    Sep 06, 2010

    You bastards better not cancel it or I'll send Tuco after your ass.

    Sep 06, 2010

    I'm a little disappointed that we have to wait so long for season 4. I was hoping amc cared more about BB's true fans a little more than this! I know ratings are important but-wow-i have to wait 10 months?? I hope i don't loose interest by then.

    Sep 01, 2010

    After I caught the season 1,2 marathon by accident, I was captivated. I never missed a show in season 3! And thats unusual for me! Skipping a whole years is driving me mad! LoL

    Aug 26, 2010

    Great show, the 10 month wait is gonna kill me. I already go through that with True Blood. At least I've got the NFL and NBA to fill the 10 months.

    Aug 22, 2010

    i injected the first three seasons like heroin yo bring it on i need my fix man gimme a hit

    Aug 11, 2010

    breaking bad is the dopest show EVER MADE!!!!!!!! cant wait to see up coming season.... put a rush on it yo

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