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AMC Sets Dates for Premieres of 'Turn' and Return of 'Mad Men,' Slates 'Better Call Saul' for Fall

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire January 11, 2014 at 12:1PM

AMC announced dates for its 2014 original programming schedule today, including the premieres of new series "Turn" and the first half of the final season of "Mad Men." But what may be most interesting for people is that "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" is set to debut in the fall.
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Ursula Coyote/AMC Bob Odenkirk in 'Breaking Bad'

AMC has announced dates for its 2014 original programming schedule today, including the premieres of new series "Turn" and the first half of the final season of "Mad Men." But what may be most interesting for people is that "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" is set to debut in the fall.

"Turn," the first of two new dramas the network is debuting this year, will kick off on Sunday, April 6th at 9pm. The series, which stars Jamie Bell, is about George Washington's spy ring during the Revolutionary War. The first episode, which was directed by Rupert Wyatt ("The Escapist"), will run 90 minutes.

The first half of the final season of "Mad Men" will launch one week later, on Sunday, April 13th at 10pm. The 14-episode seventh season is being split into two parts, with the second half airing in 2015.

AMC's second new series, the 1980s tech drama "Halt & Catch Fire" starring Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy and Kerry Bishé, will premiere in June, while western "Hell on Wheels" will kick off its fourth season later in the summer.

"The Walking Dead" will have its season five premiere in October, and after show "The Talking Dead" has been renewed for a fifth season. And yes, "Better Call Saul" is really happening and is on the schedule for fall, with a November premiere date.

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