‘Breaking Bad’ Final Season Cooks Up Premiere Date

Breaking Bad” fans, start shaving your heads and break out the blue stuff (don’t really do that), because the grand return of Heisenberg finally has a date.

The first portion of the final season of “Breaking Bad” will begin on July 15 at 10/9 p.m. central, TV Line reports. Note that that’s “the first portion” only; the sixteen-episode final season will be split into two chunks of eight, meaning the “Bad” times won’t be fully resolved until the summer of 2013. That’s more than fine by me.

AMC also announced the return date for “Hell on Wheels,” its gritty Western that debuted last fall. The series will kick off its ten-episode second season on August 12.