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‘Breaking Bad’ Eyes Two-Season Finale

By | Wednesday August 3, 2011 @ 8:09pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

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With 11 days left until the license fee deal on AMC’s drama Breaking Bad is set to expire, the network and producing studio Sony Pictures Television are heading into the homestretch of their negotiations for a fifth season of the dark series starring Bryan Cranston. Despite Sony sending out feelers to other cable networks and reportedly getting interest from FX, all sides feel confident that Breaking Bad will return to AMC for what is expected to be its final chapter. Creator Vince Gilligan had made it clear that he wants to end the series after Season 5. I’ve learned that AMC has an offer on the table for a standard 13-episode fifth season but Sony is looking for more. People close to the matter expect the final deal to be for 13-20 episodes, possibly spread over 2 seasons. Besides pinning down the exact size of the order, a sticking point has been who will shoulder the production cost for Breaking Bad going forward. In TV, starting with Season 5, the network take over 100% of a show’s production cost. In the early days of original series on basic cable, the networks didn’t know quite how to handle the tricky Season 4-Season 5 transition financially and tended to cancel shows after four seasons, … Read More »

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Syfy Orders More ‘Destination Truth’

By | Thursday May 19, 2011 @ 8:31am PDT

Syfy announced today that it has ordered a fifth season of its investigative reality series Destination Truth, which has kicked off production on seven episodes that will premiere early next year. The series, hosted by world traveler Josh Gates, is executive produced by Brad Kuhlman for Ping Pong Prods. Gates and Erin Ryder are co-executive producers.

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Syfy Renews ‘Scare Tactics’ For Season 5

By | Wednesday April 6, 2011 @ 7:24am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Syfy has renewed comedic hidden camera reality series Scare Tactics for a fifth season. Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) will return as host and executive producer for the 13-episode order. Season 5 of Scare Tactics, created and executive produced by Scott Hallock and Kevin Healey, begins production this spring for a fall 2012 premiere.

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