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Talking Bad is a weekly half-hour after-show on AMC that serves as an accompaniment to the last eight episodes of Breaking Bad. The host, Chris Hardwick, who had already worked on Talking Dead, the live talk show program for AMC's The Walking Dead, analyzes and discuses the latest episodes with special guest.

Broadcast and format[]

The series premiered on August 11, 2013, following the encore presentation of the mid-season premiere of Season 5 of Breaking Bad. The series features host Chris Hardwick discussing the latest episode with guests who are fans of the series and/or from the series. Segments on Talking Bad include a "periodic table character study", which gives information about a character corresponding to the element given, an online poll, episode trivia, a "fix" from executive producer/creator Vince Gilligan for the following episode, and questions from fans via phone, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, or from the official Talking Bad website. After the on-air episode is complete airing, a bonus 15–minute segment continues online.


# Aired after Guests Original air date
01 "Blood Money" Vince Gilligan & Julie Bowen August 11, 2013
02 "Buried" Aaron Paul & Anna Gunn August 18, 2013
03 "Confessions" Samuel L. Jackson & Bob Odenkirk August 25, 2013
04 "Rabid Dog" Betsy Brandt & RJ Mitte September 1, 2013
05 "To'hajiilee" Don Cheadle, Steven Michael Quezada & Bryan Cranston September 8, 2013
06 "Ozymandias" Bill Hader & Dean Norris September 15, 2013
07 "Granite State" Matt Jones, Adam Scott, Bryan Johnson September 22, 2013
08 "Felina" Vince Gilligan, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks & Jimmy Kimmel September 29, 2013