AMC announced that its critically acclaimed show Breaking Bad will premiere July 15 for its fifth and final season. There’s one odd thing though: the season is split in two, with eight episodes this summer and the last eight airing on AMC next summer.

That sounds a little familiar to me. A few years back SyFy did the same thing with the final season of Battlestar Galactica. What is it with networks wanting to milk their successful shows for all that they’re worth? (Rhetorical question — I know, I know.)

It won’t be much of a surprise if the news causes an uproar with Breaking Bad fans. It definitely did with Battlestar. But unfortunately it won’t change anything.

As long as the show ends exactly how the writers want, it’ll be worth the long hiatus that’s thrown in the middle of the season.

[Deadline]