By James Hibberd
Updated April 17, 2013 at 05:10 PM EDT
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Breaking Bad‘s home stretch has a premiere date, and is getting a talk show.

The final eight episodes of AMC’s acclaimed meth-drama will get underway starting Sunday, Aug. 11, the network announced at its upfront presentation to advertisers on Wednesday. The episodes technically represent the second half of the fifth season of the show.

AMC also announced its adding a post-episode chat show, Talking Bad. The network hopes to continue the success that it has enjoyed with its post-Walking Dead talk show, The Talking Dead. No word yet who will host.

The network is also developing a sci-fi drama titled Ballistic City, that’s been described as “Blade Runner meets Battlestar Galatica.” The logline: “A futuristic drama, Ballistic City is the story of a former cop thrust into the criminal underworld of a city housed in a generational space ship destined for an unknown world.”

More to come from AMC’s upfront…

Here’s all of AMC’s scripted development announcements:

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