[04/12/12 - 11:56 AM] AMC Confirms July Return for "Breaking Bad" An exact premiere date however has yet to be announced.
[via press release from AMC]
BREAKING BAD (Season 5)
Premieres July 2012
The fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed original drama series "Breaking Bad" premieres this summer on AMC. From acclaimed writer/producer/director Vince Gilligan, the series follows the story of a Walter White, a milquetoast high school chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife and teenage son who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and with a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to gain financial security for his family, chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series stars Bryan Cranston who won three consecutive Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal of Walter White and Aaron Paul, who won the 2010 Emmy(R) winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman. The rest of the cast includes Anna Gunn as Skyler White; Dean Norris as Hank Schrader; Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader; RJ Mitte as Walter, Jr; Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman; and Jonathan Banks as Mike.