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AMC Confirms Season 3 Renewal For “Extraordinary” “Better Call Saul”

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Touting its creative strength and ratings success, AMC announced that it has ordered a third season of “Better Call Saul.”

The news comes as the second season reaches its midway point. Like the first two seasons, the third cycle of “Better Call Saul” will feature ten episodes.

“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with ‘Better Call Saul’ is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was ‘Breaking Bad’ or not. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in season three.”

“It’s been an extraordinary show that lives up to its predecessor,” said Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, presidents of programming and production for Sony Pictures Television. “Vince, Peter, Bob and the team are delivering brilliant storytelling and we’re proud to have AMC as our partner for another well-earned season.”

While not a hit on the scale of “The Walking Dead” — or of the final season of “Breaking Bad” — “Saul” has been a strong ratings performer by cable standards. The first four season two episodes are averaging 4.4 million viewers on a live+3 basis, with 2.5 million falling in the adults 18-49 demographic.

Written by Brian Cantor

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