AMC to debut new shows, replacing 'Breaking Bad' and 'Mad Men'

Steve Snowden/Getty ImagesBreaking Bad fans have erected a descanso or roadside memorial outside an abandoned wood mill in Albuquerque

Steve Snowden/Getty ImagesBreaking Bad fans have erected a descanso or roadside memorial outside an abandoned wood mill in Albuquerque

Maybe it still hasn’t sunk in that “Breaking Bad” is gone.

AMC reportedly will pick up two new shows to try and sustain momentum, especially since the final season of “Mad Men” also is in the works.

According to Defamer online, one show, called “Knifeman,” is about a surgeon in the late 1700s who is “unorthodox” — perhaps he eschews leechings?

The other, a sci-fi saga called “Galyntine,” is set in a dystopian future.

Stay tuned, as they say.

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Miley Cyrus showed off her new, not terribly attractive, tattoo of her grandmother’s face on her forearm.

The TV channel History is set to remake the seminal 1970s mini-series “Roots.”

Jennifer Lawrence is the latest actress to get a pixie cut.

Director J.J. Abrams wants to take the next “Star Wars” movie he directs back to the series’ “space Western” roots.

Blockbuster Video is closing all of its remaining retail stores.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Rachele Brooke Smith (“The Cloth”) is 26.

Actress Yunjin Kim (“Lost”) is 40.

Actor Jason London (“Dazed and Confused”) is 41.

Actor Jeremy London (“7th Heaven”) is 41.

Documentarian Morgan Spurlock (“Mansome”) is 43.

Actor Christopher Knight (“The Brady Bunch”) is 56.

Actress Lindsay Duncan (“Rome”) is 63.

Musician Joni Mitchell is 70.

Singer Johnny Rivers is 71.

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