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Though AMC has had some popular scripted series that have run for years, many others have been cancelled after just one season. How are the current crop of shows doing? Which will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.
Last update: Ratings for the most recent episode of Hell on Wheels added.
There's lots of data that AMC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
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He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine, in order to secure his family's financial future before he dies...
...teaming with his former student, 'Jesse Pinkman' (Aaron Paul).
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- Michael Stevens
Sons of Anarchy is now doing Breaking Bad–finale numbers: The biker drama’s seventh and final season premiere brought in 9.25 million total viewers and 6.1 million in the 18–49 demographic, enough to make it the most-watched episode in FX history. Encore airings pushed those already staggering tallies to 10.62 viewers overall and just under 7 million 18–49, which puts Soa in the same vicinity as the season-four premiere of Game of Thrones. As with most things, all credit for this should go to White Walkers Marilyn Manson. »
- Nate Jones
Let’s talk about cooking for a second. Say you’re going to slow-roast a big hunk of meat. What’s the first thing you do? You pick out all the necessary seasonings and throw them in the pot. Then, you add the meat and let it sit for hours. You make sure to give the meat enough time to soak up all the ingredients, never forgetting that it’s there, until it’s time to eat. Then, you put the meat on a platter, cut it open to make sure it’s done, dress it up as necessary, and serve it. »
- Samantha Highfill
With the final four episodes of Breaking Bad looming last fall, Vince Gilligan hinted, “A great many chickens will come home to roost for Walt.” And, sure enough, in “Ozymandias,” the third-to-last episode of AMC’s harrowing, Emmy-winning meth drama, many of said chickens knocked down the front door of his house and made themselves comfortable in his living room.
During that hour of punishing and mesmerizing television, Walt (Bryan Cranston) would lose much of his blood money and most of his family (except for his baby daughter, whom he kidnapped in a moment of desperation), the latter being the »
- Dan Snierson
Imagine if a Time Lord and Skyler White teamed to solve a young boy’s murder in a small Northern California town? That’s what it’s like for fans of Doctor Who and Breaking Bad approaching Fox’s Gracepoint, which takes David Tennant and Anna Gunn, beloved for playing for iconic cable TV roles, and puts them into a big broadcast prime-time crime series. For Tennant, the role means embracing the unusual, perhaps unprecedented, step of reprising the same character he played in Broadchuch, the U.K. version of the show (though Fox has added a different ending for Gracepoint). For Gunn, »
- James Hibberd
With the final four episodes of Breaking Bad looming last fall, Vince Gilligan hinted to EW, “A great many chickens will come home to roost for Walt.” And, sure enough, in “Ozymandias,” the third-to-last episode of AMC’s harrowing, Emmy-winning meth drama, many of said chickens knocked down the front door of his house and made themselves comfortable in his living room.
During that hour of punishing and mesmerizing television, Walt (Bryan Cranston) would lose much of his blood money and most of his family (except for his baby daughter, whom he kidnapped in a moment of desperation), the latter »
- Dan Snierson
As we speak, writing, directing and producing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, This is the End) are hard at work on an adaptation of Garth Ennis’ 1990s graphic novel Preacher for AMC. Over the weekend, the two got into a discussion about the project over Twitter, and caught the attention of up-and-coming directors Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper).
Aint It Cool News’ Eric Vespe began the conversation by suggesting that Goldberg and Rogen cast Kurt Russell as the Saint of Killers on the show. Jones then jumped in, apparently a bit out of the loop since he’s been busy directing a little video game movie called Warcraft for Legendary pictures, and asked about the project. Check out their conversation below (courtesy of /Film):
@ManMadeMoon @EricVespe @evandgoldberg TV show for AMC. Wanna direct some episodes? (I should note that we haven't finished »
- James Garcia
Fifteen years ago this week, Sam Mendes’ film American Beauty arrived in U.S. theaters. In Florida, a film critic named Jay Boyar reviewed Mendes’ first full-length feature for the Orlando Sentinel—and he wrote that after seeing it, he “decided that the little satirical film would come and go without much fuss.”
However: “In the weeks since I saw the film, it has opened in a few places to ridiculously generous reviews,” Boyar mused. “Entertainment Weekly called it ‘bracing in its intensity’ and the New York Times praised its ‘eloquent flights of fancy.’ I’m sorry to say that »
- Ashley Fetters & Esther Zuckerman
The Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World chap on his likes and loathes
First, a disclaimer: usually when I turn on the TV, its after a long day of work, and I need to watch something that doesnt challenge me too much. So Im a big fan of Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives. A chef called Guy Fieri visits different diners in small rural towns across the Us and makes a meal with the chef of that restaurant. I wouldnt say that its the most important, but I would say that its my favourite show in terms of relaxation. Plus I felt like Breaking Bad would have been too cliched.
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- Kate Hutchinson
An occasional feature on the thought process behind an exceptionally bold, risky move.
If they gave out Exec Of The Year, it would be hard to overlook IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring, who funded Richard Linklater’s Boyhood for a dozen years. Even with the flurry of Oscar fare launched at the fall festivals, Boyhood remains squarely in the awards-season conversation. We’ve written about this crazy gamble before, but as we move into that time of year when quality comes out of risk taking, it seems worth revisiting as a reminder to execs that sometimes you just have to take a leap with a good filmmaker.
Deadline: You come to festivals like Toronto to find movies you can release quickly, and turn a profit. Nobody funds a film like Boyhood for over a decade. What were you thinking?
Sehring: It makes me laugh as I look back on it, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Amazon has a number of great DVD/Blu-ray deals and I’ve grabbed the highlights and linked them below. As always, only limited quantities available so act fast. Details below. Marilyn Monroe: Classic 9 Film Collection [Blu-Ray] - $34.99 (83% off) - The eight film collection includes Bus Stop, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, There's No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like it Hot and The Misfits. Up to 70% Off Ken Burns Documentaries like Prohibition, The War, Jazz, The Central Park Five, Baseball, and many more Up to 60% Off HBO Gift Sets like Deadwood, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, and more Get Smart - The Complete Series Gift Set - $49.99 (60% off) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) – $9.99 (76% off) Breaking Bad: The Complete Series – $70.99 (56% off) Seinfeld: The Complete Series – $59.49 (60% off) Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled (10-Disc »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The entertainment industry rolled out a little bit of Hollywood to Capitol Hill on Wednesday showcasing exhibits, stars, producers and technical artists to deliver a message that the movie industry is far more than the stars who walk down the red carpet. At the three-hour “Beyond the Red Carpet” reception sponsored by the House's Creative Rights Caucus and held in the House Cannon Office Building that drew 32 congressmen, “Dallas” stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, and “Breaking Bad” actor R.J. Mitte, joined industry executives in a series of forums. Among the execs: producer and former Producers Guild president Hawk Koch, »
- Ira Teinowitz
American TV is written for the most part by (white) men. The same applies to American movies, as well as European movies and European TV. Is it then a surprise that male characters outnumber females at least 3 to 1, even though females comprise over 50% of the population? Even more staggering is the fact that this ratio remains the same since 1946! According to Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, 80.5% of all working characters are male and 19.5% are female – in contrast, of course, to real world statistics, where women comprise 50% of the workforce.
What is rather surprising is the realization that although there are some local differences the percentage of women writers and women directors of narrative features is about the same everywhere in the Western world. Consider these figures in connection with the percentage of films with women as protagonists, which is a mere 16 percent: obviously, there is »
- Christina Kallas
The following exchange took place between critics Michael Pattison and Neil Young over email between 4 and 8 August, not long after Li’l Quinquin screened at Wrocław’s New Horizons International Film Festival—following its world-premiere at Cannes earlier this year, and now playing at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Set in a village in northern France and originally made in four parts for transmission on French television, Bruno Dumont’s latest work is 200 minutes in length and chronicles an unorthodox murder investigation conducted by Capt Van der Weyden (Bernard Pruvost) under the watchful eyes of a rambunctious kid known only by his nickname, Li'l Quinquin (Alane Delhaye).
Spoiler Warning: this exchange reveals and discusses significant plot details of Li’l Quinquin
Michael Pattison: You remarked on Twitter earlier that you were still thinking about Li’l Quinquin a day after seeing it—that, having slept on it, the film »
- Neil Young
Seven months ago, AMC announced their plans to adapt the 1990s Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic book Preacher, with Seth Rogen and writer/producer Evan Goldberg (Superbad) attached to help script and develop the show and former Breaking Bad executive producer Sam Catlin serving as showrunner. Things have been relatively quiet since the initial announcement, but now we’ve learned that work on the series is officially underway.
Over the weekend, Goldberg announced the update himself via Twitter, after being asked directly by a fan about it.
— Evan Goldberg (@evandgoldberg) September 7, 2014
Not only will Goldberg and Rogen write the script, but they are apparently getting some notes and insight from Ennis himself, which is great to hear since we were told a few months ago that the show »
- James Garcia
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- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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- Matt Roush
Here's how our Breaking Bad '#BaconBad' challenge went yesterday - and let us know what your favourite...
Yesterday, Sunday 7th September, marked the birthday of Walter White. Appreciating that there are lots of other people out there who share our love of Breaking Bad, we got together with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment - who is putting out a new limited edition complete Breaking Bad Blu-ray set (details of that here) - for a special breakfast.
In line with what many were doing around the world, we asked a bunch of Den Of Geek readers - after bribing them with a free breakfast - to pay homage to Walter White. So, harking back to the moment where White had to design himself a birthday greeting out of his breakfast, we set the Bacon Bad challenge - design some brekkie artwork out of some bacon, mushrooms and scrambled egg.
Here is our bunch of contestants. »
After last week’s news about Netflix securing The Blacklist for a record fee, a similar story came to light this week concerning the pre Batman prequel series Gotham. Now rather than getting it day and date after Us broadcast as per Breaking Bad and From Dusk Till Dawn, Gotham’s entire run will just arrive on Netflix after it’s finished its TV broadcast. Worse news is that this means you have to wait for Channel 5 to get their finger out and schedule it on one of their three channels and then muck it around the schedule just to confuse you further and for it to finish its run there. Kind of takes the wind out the sails doesn’t it? I wouldn’t expect to see Gotham on Netflix until this time next year at best but we will see.
In better news David Wain’s relatively well »
- Chris Holt
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