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AMC's 'Better Call Saul' Now Has Its Very Own Song

Ahead of the February premiere of AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, the network released the above music video over the weekend for "Better Call Saul: The Song." The song was written by show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and performed by country singer Junior Brown, and the video features the first real peeks at what we can expect from the spin-off next year.

Vince Gilligan Says He Wants Mike Ehrmantraut to Appear on 'Better Call Saul'

It's still up in the air whether Vince Gilligan's Bob Odenkirk-centric Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is a prequel, sequel, or takes place during the time frame of its predecessor, but Gilligan tells EW that he wants Jonathan Banks to potentially reprise his role of Mike Ehrmantraut on the new show.

When asked if he wants any Breaking Bad character to pop up or have an extended role on Saul, Gilligan replied:

The character that springs to mind would be Mike. That would be a great deal of fun. I would say the sky’s the limit, at least theoretically speaking. Realistically speaking, we’ve got a whole lot [...]

'Better Call Saul' Might Be A Sequel, Or a Prequel/Sequel Combo

Better Call Saul, the highly anticipated Breaking Bad spinoff starring Bob Odenkirk's lawyer character Saul Goodman, may not end up being a prequel after all. In a recent IGN interview, Odenkirk said the format of the show, which was picked up in September, is still being decided.

A lot of people do want to see what happens to next to Saul. So, I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know they’ve talked about prequel, but they’ve also talked to me about sequel, and they’ve also talked to me about a mix of prequel and sequel.

He also affirmed that the show will be more dramedy than a [...]

Watch Stephen Colbert's Post-'Breaking Bad' Interview with Vince Gilligan

Here's Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan returning to The Colbert Report for one of his first post-Breaking Bad interviews. It's pretty rare to see Colbert do an interview out of character with genuine questions to boot, but that's just how much of a fan of Gilligan's series he is. Oh, and their conversation about the finale contains a couple spoilers.

'SNL' Review: Tina Fey Introduces The New Cast

For a show that evolves constantly, SNL does a remarkable job preserving its brand. Despite the changes in the cast, the writers, and the culture it parodies, SNL will always be that live, hip, New York-centered show that puts up a few sketches at the end of the week to try to make you laugh. There's the "Live from New York…" throw line, the theme music, Don Pardo listing off the cast, the host walking out on stage, followed by that predictable pattern of live sketches, videos, musical performances, and the news segment. Critics put down this structure in favor of looser, more inventive sketch show formats, but given SNL's [...]

AMC Orders Season 2 of 'Better Call Saul' Before Season 1 Even Airs; Pushes Premiere to 2015

AMC announced today they've ordered a second season of Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, prior to the first season even premiering. The network has also delayed the first season premiere of Better Call Saul, which was supposed to happen in November, and is now pushed to early 2015. The second season will consist of 13 episodes; the first will be 10 episodes. Additionally, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will now be serving as co-showrunner. He had previously not planned on being involved in the show full-time.

Created by Gilligan and Peter Gould, Better Call Saul is an hour-long comedy-drama that stars Bob Odenkirk as his Breaking Bad character Saul [...]

'Better Call Saul' Should Be On the Air Within a Year, Will Spend a Lot of Time in Court

This weekend, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan said that he expects the show's spinoff Better Call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, to be on the air "before next year is done." And showrunner Peter Gould talked a bit about what to expect from the show and how it'll be different from Breaking Bad: Saul will be spending a lot more time in courtrooms. Seeing that the character is a lawyer, that makes sense, although he was never once seen in a courtroom setting in Breaking Bad. He was more of an expert at keeping his clients out of court rather than helping them through the [...]

Vince Gilligan to Make His Acting Debut on an Episode of 'Community'

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is set to try his hand at comedic acting. He'll be guest starring in an upcoming episode of Community, according to EW. Gilligan will be playing a "smooth-talking gold digger" who winds up in the middle of a fight between Annie and Abed. The episode is being filmed this week and will air as a part of the show's upcoming fifth season, which sees the return of showrunner/creator Dan Harmon and kicks off on January 2nd, 2014.

Breaking Bad regular Jonathan Banks, who played Mike Ehrmantraut on that series, will also be guest starring on Community during its new season. He'll be [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: The 'Breaking Bad' Series Finale

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff Rubin, CollegeHumor's Pat Cassels, and Entertainment Weekly's Darren Frannich sit down to discuss Breaking Bad's finale, fifth season, and place among the pantheon of great shows. Full of spoilers, obviously, so don't listen unless you are caught up!

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Before 'Breaking Bad', Vince Gilligan Wrote Will Ferrell Movies and Other Comedies

"A lot of people would probably disagree with me, but I see our series as kind of a comedy," creator Vince Gilligan said about Breaking Bad during the show's first season. "It's got a lot of humor to it, and that's on purpose. Whenever we can believably add humor to the episode, I'm all for it."

Sure, Breaking Bad has evolved a ton since its first season, when it was a drama with a high amount of dark comedy. As grim and serious as the show has become in its final episodes, it still contains a fair amount of comic relief (a lot of it from Bob Odenkirk) [...]

Vince Gilligan Discusses His Upcoming 'Community' Appearance

"Everybody in their heart of hearts wishes they could be Errol Flynn or Harrison Ford, swashbuckling away in a big movie. I always knew I couldn’t act and I couldn’t sing, so I never really tried either. But out of the blue, Dan Harmon called up and said, would you like to do a guest shot on Community? And it was irresistible. I couldn’t say no."

- Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to The NY Times about his on-camera role in this Thursday's episode of Community, which will be his acting debut.

'Malcolm In the Middle' Returns for a 'Breaking Bad' Crossover

The final season of Breaking Bad will be out on DVD next week, and one special comedy-related extra has already been leaked. Bryan Cranston's Malcolm in the Middle co-star Jane Kaczmarek joined him to look into an alternate ending for Heisenberg and Hal.

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Cameos Are Planned for 'Better Call Saul'

Creator Vince Gilligan shared some new info about Breaking Bad's upcoming spinoff/prequel, tentatively titled Better Call Saul, in a Hollywood Reporter profile today.  Both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, in addition to other Breaking Bad actors, have expressed interest in making cameos in the new show, which will be centered on Bob Odenkirk's sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. Gilligan says he intends to make this happen: "Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then."

The Gilligan profile also mentions that the one-hour Saul Goodman spinoff will be 75 percent comedic and 25 percent dramatic, and that [...]

It's That Episode: Gabrus! Gemberling! 'Breaking Bad' Series Finale!

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (Adult Swim's Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

It's the series finale of Breaking Bad with guests Jon Gabrus and John Gemberling. Can you handle it?

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