"Breaking Bad" isn't the only AMC premiere this week. There's also the two-hour season three premiere of "Hell on Wheels" at 9 p.m. Saturday (with a season two marathon starting at 11 a.m.) as well as the Sunday series premieres of "Low Winter Sun" at 10 p.m. and "Talking Bad" at 11 p.m.
"Low Winter Sun" is an adaptation of the British miniseries of the same name. Set in Detroit, its a dark crime thriller full of murder, deception, revenge and corruption that stars Mark Strong (who appeared in the miniseries) and Lennie James ("The Walking Dead's" Morgan) as two detectives who kill a corrupt cop. David Costabile ("Breaking Bad's" Gale) is one of the Internal Affairs officers investigating them.
"Talking Bad" brings the successful after-show talk show from the world of "The Walking Dead" to that of "Breaking Bad." "Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick also hosts this 30-minute show, which will feature guests and discussions of each Sunday's episode. (First up are Vince Gilligan and "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen.)
Another "Breaking Bad"-related premiere can be found at 10 p.m. Monday on Discovery Channel -- the "Mythbusters: Breaking Bad Special." In it, Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan join the "Mythbusters" crew to explore some of the show's science, including season one's grisly bathtub scene and Walt's explosive first appearance as Heisenberg.
Series premieres: "Vanessa & Ashley: Inner Circle," 10 p.m. Thursday, E! (Vanessa Hudgens' and Ashley Tisdale's friendship); "Eat, Drink, Love," 9 p.m. Sunday, Bravo (single women in the L.A. culinary world); "Bad Ink," 10 p.m. Sunday, A&E (tattoo fixes); "Paw Patrol," 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nickelodeon (animated adventures of six heroic rescue pups and their tech-savvy boy); "Doomsday Castle," 10 p.m. Tuesday, National Geographic (a family builds a medieval castle to prepare for the apocalypse); "Tickle," 10 p.m. Tuesday, Discovery ("Moonshiners" spin-off); "Porter Ridge," 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Discovery (a tight-knit hill community of misfits); "Heroes of Cosplay," 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Syfy (superfans create elaborate costumes for conventions); "Let It Ride," 9 p.m. Wednesday, National Geographic (custom motorcycle maker).
Season premieres: "Panic 9-1-1," 10 p.m. Thursday, A&E; "What Not to Wear," 10 p.m. Friday, TLC (final season); "Drugs Inc.," 9 p.m. Sunday, National Geographic; "The Real Housewives of Miami," 9 p.m. Monday, Bravo; "Hotel Impossible," 10 p.m. Monday, Travel Channel; "Amish Mafia," 9 p.m. Tuesday, Discovery; "The Bad Girls Club," 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oxygen; "Doomsday Preppers," 9 p.m. Tuesday, National Geographic; "The Little Couple," 10 p.m. Tuesday, TLC; "Duck Dynasty," 10 p.m. Wednesday, A&E (one hour).
Series finale: "Primeval: New World," 5 p.m. Saturday, Syfy (marathon of final six episodes).
Season finales: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," 8 p.m. Thursday, Nickelodeon; "The Winner Is...," 9 p.m. today, NBC; "King & Maxwell," 10 p.m. Monday, TNT; "Franklin & Bash," 10 p.m. Wednesday, TNT.
Specials: "Teen Choice 2013," 8 p.m. Sunday, Fox; "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," 8 p.m. Monday, ABC (performances by Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and many more; hosted by Little Big Town); "Nick News -- Family Secrets: Kids Caught in Domestic Violence," 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nickelodeon.
Of note: Reruns of "Hawaii Five-0" start on TNT Thursday and air at 9 and 10 p.m. Thursdays; BET will air marathons of "Scandal" 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 17; all-stars from past seasons dance with the Top 10 on "So You Think You Can Dance," 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fox.
W.Va. alert: "Face Off" season five, with Charleston's RJ Haddy and seven other veterans facing eight rookies, begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Syfy (90 minutes), preceded by the season preview special at 7 p.m.; Barnyard BBQ in Teays Valley is featured on "BBQ Crawl," 8 p.m. Wednesday, Travel Channel.
Reach Amy Robinson at flips...@wvgazette.com.