AMC Announces BREAKING BAD Season 3 Premiere Date

Breaking Bad

[Press Release – Released by AMC]

AMC ANNOUNCES “BREAKING BAD” SEASON THREE PREMIERE SUNDAY, MARCH 21 AT 10PM ET/PT

Back-to-Back Emmy® Winner Bryan Cranston Directs Season Premiere

“The Best of Breaking Bad” Marathon Begins Friday, March 19 at 8pm

“Top 10 Baddest Moments” and Other Exclusive Content on AMCTV.com

New York, NY – January 11, 2010 – AMC will premiere the highly anticipated third season of “Breaking Bad” on Sunday, March 21 at 10pm ET/PT. Back-to-back Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston will serve double duty as director of the premiere episode, “No Mas.”

Leading up to the highly-anticipated new season will be a “Best of Breaking Bad” Marathon, featuring six of the series’ best episodes, on Friday, March 19 beginning at 8pm ET/PT. In addition, season two will be available On Demand beginning in February.

“Breaking Bad” season three will also be complemented by a variety of exclusive online material at AMCTV.COM. Among the special digital content is a “Top 10 Baddest Moments” video special, counting down some of the series most outrageous scenes to date; an interactive graphic novel game, in which users can grill a suspect; all-new “webisodes;” Inside “Breaking Bad” videos; and a Criminal Aptitude Test.

Created by acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan (“The X-Files”), “Breaking Bad” follows Walter White (Cranston), a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who discovers he is dying of lung cancer. Desperate to secure his family’s financial future, Walt teams up with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), to turn a used RV into a mobile drug lab.

Filmed on location in Albuquerque, NM, “Breaking Bad” season three stars Emmy® Award winner Bryan Cranston, Emmy® nominated Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito and Jonathan Banks. “Breaking Bad” is produced by Sony Pictures Television is association with AMC.