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AMC Scraps Majority of Unscripted Programming — Which Shows Made the Cut?

Comic Book Men

AMC is scrapping nearly all of its reality programming in an effort to rebuild the network's scripted content.

"Scripted originals are at the core of the AMC brand, iconic shows like Mad MenBreaking Bad and The Walking Dead have driven AMC's evolution into a must-have television network," an AMC spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter. "We are proud of our efforts in unscripted programming and the unique worlds we have been able to introduce, but in an environment of exploding content options for viewers, we have decided to make scripted programming our priority."

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AMC Renews Small Town Security, Green-Lights New Reality Series About Arm Wrestling

Irwin Koplan and Joan Koplan

Ready to wrestle?

AMC has greenlit a new reality series set inside the raw and highly competitive world of American arm wrestling, the cable network announced Wednesday.

King of Arms, from the Emmy-winning producers behind Deadliest Catch, will follow members of five arm wrestling clubs, as well as their friends and family, as... read more

AMC Announces Breaking Bad Premiere, Live After-Show Talking Bad, Shows in Development

Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad will return with the show's final eight episodes on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 9/8c, AMC announced on Wednesday. The network also announced a live weekly after-show called Talking Bad.

Following Breaking Bad will be the premiere of Low Winter Sun, a contemporary story of deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty) and Lennie James (The Walking Dead) star, with Criminal Minds' Chris Mundy as executive producer and writer. Talking Dead will debut immediately after at 11/10c and will analyze and dissect the details of Breaking Bad's final season.

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The Thursday Playlist: A Big Bang Valentine, a Zero Hour

The Big Bang

Anyone who's been following CBS' powerhouse The Big Bang Theory — and judging by the ratings, that's just about everyone — knows what a hard time Sheldon (Jim Parsons) has when it comes to deciphering the formula of personal gift-giving. (A series highlight was his reaction to Penny's gift of a napkin used by THE Leonard Nimoy.) His dilemma... read more

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