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Sundance Channel Acquires 'Breaking Bad' Off-Net Rights

Network To Air First Four Seasons Of Emmy-Winning AMC TV Series 2/25/2013 5:14 AM Eastern

AMC TV has sold off-network rights to its Emmy-winning series Breaking Bad to its sister network Sundance Channel in a deal announced Monday.

Sundance, which has the rights to the first four seasons of the series starring Bryan Cranston, will air back-to-back episodes of the series on Monday nights beginning March 4, said network officials. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The series will follow premiere episodes of Sundance Channel original series The Staircase: Last Chance which airs on March 4th and 11th; Top of the Lake which runs from March 18th to April 15th and Rectify which airs April 22nd through May 27th.

"Breaking Bad has become a benchmark for storytelling at its finest and we are proud to air this series as we embark on our own scripted programming with the upcoming debut of Rectify, which is produced by the same incredible team behind Breaking Bad,” said Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel’s General Manager and Executive Vice President in a statement.  “We are looking forward to giving viewers another opportunity to catch up with what has been called TV’s best drama.”

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