2:38pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Better Call Saul' Renewed for Third Season at AMC
AMC is sticking with Better Call Saul.
The cable network has renewed the Breaking Bad prequel series for a third season.
Season three of the drama, produced by Sony Pictures Television, will consist of another batch of 10 episodes with Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould set to return as co-showrunners. Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz exec produce the show starring Bob Odenkirk.
Saul, nominated for seven Emmys last year including best drama series, is averaging 4.4 million total viewers when factoring in three days of DVR viewing, with 2.7 million among the adults 25-54 set and 2.5 million among adults under 50.
The decision to renew Saul comes as little surprise. The series is a key part of AMC's post-Mad Men/Breaking Bad landscape that also consists of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Hell on Wheels, Turn and Humans as well as upcoming additions The Night Manager, Preacher, The Son and Feed the Beast.