TV.com Names Best Cable Shows of 2014

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Once again, cable brought some of the year’s most popular programming to viewers. Some feared 2014 might not offer the same quality of programming, with finales of popular shows “Breaking Bad” on AMC and “True Blood” on HBO. The lineup remains strong, however, with programs such as “Fargo” on FX and on “True Detective” on HBO pushing limits and beating expectations.

View TV.com’s Best of 2014: The New Cable Dramas for a complete list of this year’s top cable programs.

Cable Nets Showered With Emmy Nominations

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Cable networks once again dominated the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. HBO remains the most nominated network, having earned 99 total nods. “Game of Thrones” led the way with 19 nominations. FX received 45 nods, including 18 for miniseries “Fargo.”

Additional cable programs receiving multiple nominations were “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX (17), “The Normal Heart” on HBO (16), “Breaking Bad” on AMC (16) and “True Detective” on HBO (12).

FX and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click Find Offers.

Check here for a complete list of nominations.

‘Breaking Bad’ Actor Hints at Revival

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Breaking Bad” has ended, but lead actor Bryan Cranston recently hinted that his character might not be gone for good. During an interview with CNN, Cranston teased the idea that he may one day revive Walter White, as the character’s ultimate fate was never confirmed.

When pressed about a potential revival, Cranston said, “Never say never. Let’s just say that.”

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Breaking Bad’ Fans Will Bid for Props

A “Breaking Bad” studio prop auction site went live today.  While the auction won’t begin until Sept. 29, many items from the popular AMC series, including Walt’s book bag, Gus’ computer, and, yes, even the charred pink bear can already be viewed at Screenbid.

“Breaking Bad” propmaster Mark Hanson talks about his work in this AMC video.

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Mythbusters’ Challenge ‘Breaking Bad’ Science

 

Things get volatile tonight (9 p.m. CT, Discovery Channel) when the “MythBusters meet “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul to test some chemistry behind the popular AMC drama. The team recreates two iconic, acidic scenes to see if the science truly holds up or melts down.

Discovery Channel and AMC are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Saturns Honor Best in Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Action

The 38th annual Saturn Awards, which honored TV and film’s recent horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and action achievements, were held this week. 

Best Film Awards went to “Marvel’s the Avengers” (Science Fiction); “Life of Pi” (Fantasy); “The Cabin in the Woods” (Horror/Thriller); and “Skyfall” (Action/Adventure).

Best TV Awards went to NBC’s “Revolution” (Best Network Series); AMC’s “The Walking Dead” (Best Syndicated/Cable Series) and “Breaking Bad” (Best Presentation on TV); and MTV’s “Teen Wolf” (Best Youth-Oriented Series).

SuperHeroHype offers a full list of winners.

You can catch “Life of Pi” and “Skyfall,” as well as other Saturn Award winners, “Cloud Atlas,” “Django Unchained,” “The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey,” and “Les Miserables,” on Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD). Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

NBC, AMC, and MTV are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Breaking Bad’ Late-Night Encores Return Tonight

If you haven’t kept up with the series The Hollywood Reporter calls “one of the greatest dramas in TV history,” AMC is presenting all five seasons of “Breaking Bad.”

Multiple episodes will air every Friday, starting tonight, at 11 p.m. CT. Stay up late or set your DVR to watch seasons one through four, and the first half of five, so you’ll be ready for the final eight episodes, which begin Aug. 11.

Shows Worth Watching This Summer

There are plenty of reasons to watch TV this summer, writes The Wrap’s Kimberly Potts. Among the 56 shows that she details are TNT’s new “Dallas” series, the return of AMC drama “Breaking Bad,” the third season of A&E’s “Storage Wars,” and ABC Family’s new original drama series “Bunheads.” She also recommends summer fare from MTV (“MTV Movie Awards”), The Weather Channel (“Hurricane Hunters”), TLC (“Craft Wars”), FX (“Anger Management”), USA (“Suits”) and Discovery Channel (“Shark Week”).

The networks mentioned above are available to all or virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘After Shows’ Gaining Popularity

For many fans of AMC’s popular zombie drama The Walking Dead,” the show itself is not enough. They “love post-episode analysis,” reports The Wall Street Journal, which led to the launch of “Talking Dead,” a live after-show program that invites fans to discuss the episode they just watched. Now in its second season, “Talking Dead” draws more than a million viewers.

If the popularity of after shows continues, AMC may add them for its other hit series – “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men.”

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.