"Breaking Bad" is an American television drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), with the aim of securing his family's financial future before he dies.
Breaking Bad has received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its writing, cinematography, and the acting ability of its cast. The series has won six Emmy Awards-including three consecutive wins for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Cranston, one win for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Paul, and two nominations for Outstanding Drama Series. Cranston has also been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama.
Bryan Cranston as... Walter White
Anna Gunn as.......... Skyler White
Aaron Paul as.......... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris as......... Hank Schrader
Betsy Brandt as........ Marie Schrader
RJ Mitte as............... Walter White, Jr.
Bob Odenkirk as....... Saul Goodman
Jonathan Banks as.... Mike Ehrmantraut
Status: Mid-Season Break -- Season 5
Premiere: January 20, 2008
Network: AMC (USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Season 5 -- 16 episodes -- July 15, 2012 to Summer 2013 -- FINAL SEASON
Breaking Bad was renewed for a fifth and final season consisting of 16 episodes. The season will be split into two parts, each consisting of 8 episodes. The first half will premiere on July 15, 2012, with the second half premiering in summer 2013
Possible feature film -- Bryan Cranston has hinted that the series may continue after the season 5 finale, stating "Vince (Gilligan) feels that now we have too much story. We could actually go beyond those 16 episodes. It's not far-fetched. I wouldn't mind visiting that possibility. And this is coming from a guy who doesn't know anything of how the show's going to end. If it doesn't end up in a total apocalypse, who knows? Maybe we could revisit Walter White a year down the road and see where his life has gone. If he's still alive, that is."
5x01 -- Jul 15, 2012 -- Live Free or Die
5x02 -- Jul 22, 2012 -- Madrigal
5x03 -- Jul 29, 2012 -- Hazard Pay
5x04 -- Aug 05, 2012 -- Fifty-One
5x05 -- Aug 12, 2012 -- Dead Freight
5x06 -- Aug 19, 2012 -- Buyout
5x07 -- Aug 26, 2012 -- Everybody Wins
5x08 -- Sep 02, 2012 -- Gliding Over All
(Thank you, jack1, for the heads-up on the return date)