AMC’s Breaking Bad Finale Party Starts Wednesday

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Better order an extra bucket of Los Hermanos: AMC is turning the Breaking Bad finale into a multiday event. In addition to super-sizing the last episode to 75 minutes, Vulture hears the network is expanding post-game show Talking Bad to a full hour on finale night. More important, the September 29 Talking will now air immediately after Breaking Bad ends, instead of being delayed an hour for Low Winter Sun as previously announced. But wait, there's more! AMC has also scheduled a marathon of every single episode of Breaking Bad: The 46 episodes from the first four seasons of the show will run consecutively from 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday night.

After taking a break for its normal lineup of Saturday westerns, AMC will return to Breaking Bad at 11 p.m on September 28, running all of season five up through the finale at 9 p.m. on September 29. As for that hour-long Talking Bad, it will feature appearances by series creator Vince Gilligan (obviously), a slew of current cast members (Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, RJ Mitte), two former cast members (Giancarlo Esposito and Jonathan Banks), and TV super fan Jimmy Kimmel. AMC chief Charlie Collier said the network is hoping to create an "immersive experience … to send Breaking Bad from our air into television history." Of course, there's also a good chance AMC will make a few extra dollars off the event by selling the newly available ad time in the hour-long Talking Bad and the Breaking Bad marathon. Meanwhile, because the September 29 episode of Low Winter Sun is being pushed out of prime time, to 11:15 p.m., AMC said it will make that episode available to viewers one week early (on September 23) via VOD.