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 [...]
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 [...]
"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) [...]
It’s hard to imagine SNL ever being canceled, but a few times throughout the long-running sketch show’s history, it’s come close to demise. There have been several points in Saturday Night Live’s history where it’s been on the chopping block (1980, 1981, 1985), but the most recent time the iconic comedies series stared down the specter of cancellation was 1995, the biggest transitional moment the show has faced in over 20 years. At the end of the 1994-95 season, Chris Farley and Adam Sandler – both well-regarded and talented performers – had led the show into a creative doldrums, resulting in a scathing New York magazine piece.