Cable Nets Shine at Primetime Emmys

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Cable networks once again fared well at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Of 27 major awards presented, 14 went to cable programs and individual actors on cable shows.

The AMC original series “Breaking Bad” led the way with six awards, rivaled by HBO’s “True Detective.” The drama series starring Matthew McConaughey won five Emmys.

FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” captured four Emmys, including lead actress and supporting actress in a TV miniseries or movie. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” also won four awards.

AMC and FX are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click “Find Offers.”

USA Today has a complete list of winners.

Cable Nets Showered With Emmy Nominations

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Cable networks once again dominated the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. HBO remains the most nominated network, having earned 99 total nods. “Game of Thrones” led the way with 19 nominations. FX received 45 nods, including 18 for miniseries “Fargo.”

Additional cable programs receiving multiple nominations were “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX (17), “The Normal Heart” on HBO (16), “Breaking Bad” on AMC (16) and “True Detective” on HBO (12).

FX and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click Find Offers.

Check here for a complete list of nominations.

‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Hints at Revival

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Breaking Bad” has ended, but lead actor Bryan Cranston recently hinted that his character might not be gone for good. During an interview with CNN, Cranston teased the idea that he may one day revive Walter White, as the character’s ultimate fate was never confirmed.

When pressed about a potential revival, Cranston said, “Never say never. Let’s just say that.”

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

AMC Will Send Fans to ‘Walking Dead’ Premiere

AMC is offering fans several chances to win a trip to Los Angeles for the season five premiere screening.

Each Sunday during “The Walking Dead,” two code words will be revealed during commercial breaks. At the end of each episode, The Walking Dead Fantasy Sweepstakes site will open, and remain open until 4:59 a.m. (CT) Monday, for fans to enter the code words.

Each week, one winner will be awarded a trip for two to L.A. for the new season’s red carpet premiere, where they’ll watch a screening with the show’s cast and crew. The prize also includes hotel, airfare, $250 in spending money, and a $500 prize pack from ShopTheWalkingDead.com. A new winner will be chosen every week throughout Season 4.

“The Walking Dead” can be seen on AMC Sundays at 8 p.m. CT. AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Walking Dead’ Marathon Precedes New Season

Beginning tonight, AMC is presenting a Zombie Apocalypse Week Marathon to celebrate the premiere of season four of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, Oct. 13. See every episode of the three previous seasons, airing nightly in prime time.

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Pre-finale ‘Breaking Bad’ Marathon Starts Today

A five-day “Breaking Bad” marathon begins tonight on AMC at 7 p.m. CT, leading up to the series finale, Sunday at 8 p.m.  A one-hour special, “Talking Bad,” will follow the final episode.

During this time, AMC has planned several interactive opportunities for fans via social media. Full details and a complete episode schedule are available on the show’s website.

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

AMC, Educators to Offer ‘Walking Dead’ Class

Fans of cable’s most highly-rated zombie drama can now enroll in a free online course titled, “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’” The eight-week curriculum is the result of a partnership between the network, Instructure, and the University of California, Irvine.  The first class is scheduled for Oct. 14, the day after The Walking Dead’s Season 4 premiere. USA Today has details.

‘Mythbusters’ Challenge ‘Breaking Bad’ Science

 

Things get volatile tonight (9 p.m. CT, Discovery Channel) when the “MythBusters meet “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul to test some chemistry behind the popular AMC drama. The team recreates two iconic, acidic scenes to see if the science truly holds up or melts down.

Discovery Channel and AMC are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Saturns Honor Best in Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Action

The 38th annual Saturn Awards, which honored TV and film’s recent horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and action achievements, were held this week. 

Best Film Awards went to “Marvel’s the Avengers” (Science Fiction); “Life of Pi” (Fantasy); “The Cabin in the Woods” (Horror/Thriller); and “Skyfall” (Action/Adventure).

Best TV Awards went to NBC’s “Revolution” (Best Network Series); AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (Best Syndicated/Cable Series) and “Breaking Bad” (Best Presentation on TV); and MTV’s “Teen Wolf” (Best Youth-Oriented Series).

SuperHeroHype offers a full list of winners.

You can catch “Life of Pi” and “Skyfall,” as well as other Saturn Award winners, “Cloud Atlas,” “Django Unchained,” “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey,” and “Les Miserables,” on Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD). Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

NBC, AMC, and MTV are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Breaking Bad’ Late-Night Encores Return Tonight

If you haven’t kept up with the series The Hollywood Reporter calls “one of the greatest dramas in TV history,” AMC is presenting all five seasons of “Breaking Bad.”

Multiple episodes will air every Friday, starting tonight, at 11 p.m. CT. Stay up late or set your DVR to watch seasons one through four, and the first half of five, so you’ll be ready for the final eight episodes, which begin Aug. 11.