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Gus Fring Was Behind That Clever Los Pollos Hermanos Ad for Better Call Saul

When AMC's Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul returns for Season 3 on April 10, the show will feature another familiar face from Breaking Bad: ruthless drug lord Gus Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito.

Breaking Bad Fans Lose Their Minds as Gus Fring Returns in Ad for Los Pollos Hermanos

From its inception, AMC's Better Call Saul has indulged in fake ads starring characters from the Breaking Bad prequel—beginning with the Albuquerque billboard from the summer of 2014 showing Bob Odenkirk as "James M. McGill, attorney at law," who eventually, of course, would become Saul Goodman. Now, with season 3 of Better Call Saul coming this spring, AMC has unleashed a wonderful fake TV commercial featuring one of Breaking Bad's most notorious characters, Gus Fring, pitching his infamous chicken chain, Los Pollos Hermanos. The ad is perfectly insipid, spoofing the anodyne blandness of so much bottom-feeding fast-food advertising. And Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito, is perfectly sunny-faced, concealing his heart of darkness in grinning pitch for curly fries.

Longtime Ad Sales Chief Arlene Manos Is Stepping Down at AMC Networks

Yet another longtime ad sales chief is leaving their perch. Arlene Manos, who has worked as president of advertising sales for AMC Networks since 2002, is stepping down from the role at the end of the year, and transitioning to president emeritus. Her deputy Scott Collins, who works as evp of ad sales, will become the new president.

Why This ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Star Didn’t Watch the Original Show

Specs Age 46 Claim to fame Stars as Victor Strand on AMC's Fear the Walking Dead (Sundays,

AMC Networks Doesn’t Need a Big Upfront Event. It Has The Walking Dead

AMC Networks is one of many companies that have moved away from pricey upfront spectacles in favor of smaller, more intimate gatherings with clients. But it also has one of the easiest upfront sells thanks to a little franchise called The Walking Dead.

Facetime: a Social Spring

Netflix and AMC celebrated season premieres, Arianna Huffington inspired women athletes and Meredith execs hosted the Iconic Beauty Awards breakfast. 

Despite Losing Mad Men and Breaking Bad, AMC Is More Popular Than Ever

AMC's president and general manager, Charlie Collier, knows that many competitors and onlookers were expecting his network to stumble after losing its two signature shows—Mad Men and Breaking Bad—in a year. But instead of imploding, AMC has just wrapped its most successful year ever.

Which Network Was No. 1 in 2015? Almost All of Them, Apparently

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town, and this year he's handing out 2015 ratings victories to seemingly everyone.

How Talking Dead Host Chris Hardwick Avoids Dropping Spoilers

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7 Shocking Character Deaths on Walking Dead, and Where the Actors Went Next

As fans of AMC's The Walking Dead know, the popular series has chewed its way through a rotating cast of characters who get killed off each season (this is a zombie apocalypse, after all).