AMC is launching its second live after-show, Talking Bad, a weekly half-hour series to air with the final season of Breaking Bad this summer, the network announced in advance of its upfront on Wednesday.
Talking Bad, from Michael Davies’ Embassy Row and Sony Pictures Television, will air at 11 p.m. after each of Breaking Bad’s final eight episodes, starting with its premiere Sunday, Aug. 11 at 9 p.m.
New drama Low Winter Sun, about the murder of a cop that pulls a detective into Detroit’s underworld, will debut out of Breaking Bad on Aug. 11 at 10 p.m.
AMC also announced summer premiere dates for several unscripted series: Small Town Security returns for its second season on Thursday, May 9 at 10 p.m.; new competition series Showville, about the staging of a talent show, bows May 23 at 9 p.m.; Owner’s Manual, where two experts attempt to operate advanced machinery with one following a rule book and the other working on instinct, premieres Aug. 15 at 9 p.m.; and The Pitch debuts its next season the same night at 10 p.m.
The network has additionally picked up third seasons of Talking Dead and Comic Book Men and renewed Freakshow for a second season.
AMC also said it has entered into an overall deal with Rolin Jones (Boardwalk Empire, Smash) to write and executive produce projects for the network.
Source: Broadcasting & Cable, 4/17/13