12:34pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
AMC Sets Return Dates for 'Breaking Bad,' 'Hell on Wheels'
The wait is almost over: The fifth and final season of AMC's Emmy darling Breaking Bad will premiere in July.
AMC on Monday announced return dates for the critical darling, which will kick off the first half of its final season on Sunday, July 15 at 10 p.m. with eight episodes, with the final half of the season returning in summer 2013.
Freshman unscripted series Small Town Security will get the prime post-Breaking Bad time slot and launch July 15 at 11 p.m. The eight-episode series revolves around a family-owned private security company located in rural Georgia.
In addition, Season 2 of Anson Mount Western Hell on Wheels will premiere Sunday, Aug. 12 at 9 p.m.
AMC renewed Breaking Bad in August for a 16-episode final season.