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'Breaking Bad': AMC greenlights season 3

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Just four episodes into Breaking Bad‘s second season, burgeoning cable network AMC has greenlit a third cycle of the award-winning drama series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show — which stars Bryan Cranston as a high school chemistry teacher-turned-drug dealer — nabbed 1.7 million viewers in its season premiere, a 21 percent increase over the first season’s debut and a startling 42 percent bump over the first season’s viewership average. Bad was awarded the revered Peabody award just yesterday, and star Cranston took home the Emmy for best actor in a drama series last fall.

Back in January, AMC announced that its other hit series, Mad Men, was coming back for season 3.