Excited for AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul? Well, you’re going to have to wait a little longer for it, as the network has pushed its debut to early 2015, according to The Hollywood Reporter and TV reporter Brian Tallerico. On the plus side (unless the show is, y’know, terrible), the network has already renewed the series for a second season, which will have 13 episodes, as opposed to season one’s 10 episodes. On most networks, this would be read as a serious sign of confidence in a program yet to debut, and everything about the show—from its star (Bob Odenkirk) to its producers (Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan)—would be seen as a reason to start getting seriously psyched about the show’s upcoming debut. And, yeah, we’re going to continue being cautiously optimistic.
But here’s the thing: The network doing this is AMC. You know the one. It’s entirely possible the hidden subtext of this move is “Jesus. Mad Men is ending!” Then all of the executives ran around their offices in a blind panic, screaming and shouting, until one of them happened to notice a screener of the first Better Call Saul laying on a table. “WHAT IS THAT?!” that unnamed executive said, before another chimed in with, “I DON’T REMEMBER ORDERING IT, BUT LET’S GIVE IT 13 MORE EPISODES!” And thus was a second season born!
Probably it’s just good, though. Probably.