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'Breaking Bad' Renewed for Final Season

Bryan Cranston (Jeff Vespa/WireImage)(LOS ANGELES) -- There's breaking good news for fans of Breaking Bad: AMC has reached an agreement with producer Sony Pictures Television to renew the drama which stars Emmy winner Bryan Cranston. According to Variety, the deal calls for a 16-episode fifth season, which will wrap up the acclaimed series.

Sony reportedly had been shopping Breaking Bad to other networks following tense negotiations during which AMC had expressed concern over the cost of producing the show, in which Cranston plays a terminally ill science teacher who uses his chemistry skills to cook up a business making meth.

It's unclear when the fifth and final season will air.

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