'Breaking Bad' renewed, but also ending with 16-episode run

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"Breaking Bad" will be back -- but the end is also in sight.AMC announced on Sunday (Aug. 14) both that it's renewing and setting an end date for the Emmy-winning drama. It's picked up 16 episodes to close out the series. Production on all 16 episodes will start early next year, but the cable channel hasn't figured out a schedule to air them (a split of 8 episodes next year and 8 in the future, or maybe 10 and 6, seems likely).The renewal/endgame comes after AMC and Sony Pictures TV, which produces "Breaking Bad," comes after a couple weeks of strained negotiations over a renewal. AMC reportedly wanted to reduce the number of episodes for a fifth (and final) season from 13 to "six to eight," and Sony balked at cutting back that much. The 16-episode final order seems to stake out a middle ground."From the day we heard [series creator] Vince Gilligan's completely original...


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