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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 Men, Breaking 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."
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...
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.
AMC is having a moment. The network heads into the Emmys with 34 nominations, the most of any basic cable channel, and AMC's best tally ever. Mad Men is on the cusp of making Emmy history, trying for a fifth consecutive outstanding drama trophy. Breaking Bad ended the first half of its final season with some of its best ratings ever, while AMC's top-rated The Walking Dead returns on Oct. 14. With so much going on, AMC president Charlie Collier talked to TV Guide Magazine about his network's fortunes.