Sundance Channel Acquires 'Breaking Bad' Off-Net RightsNetwork to air first four seasons of Emmy-winning AMC series 2/25/2013 10:39:09 AM Eastern
AMC 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 4 and 11; Top of the Lake, which runs from March 18 to
April 15; and Rectify, which
airs April 22 through May 27.
"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 VP, in a
statement. "We are looking forward to giving viewers another opportunity
to catch up with what has been called TV's best drama."