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AMC’s Breaking Bad to Debut Jan. 20

AMC will premiere original drama Breaking Bad Jan. 20 at 10 p.m.

The one-hour weekly series -- a sort of Weeds on illegal steroids -- is from Vince Gilligan (The X-Files) and chronicles a high-school chemistry teacher who is "liberated" by the diagnoses of a terminal illness into building a drug lab to help support his family.

The series stars Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle).

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.