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Charlie Collier
Hoping for a breakout hit with 'Better Call Saul'
Hoping for a breakout hit with 'Better Call Saul'

Just over 10 million viewers witnessed the demise of Walter White on the final episode of "Breaking Bad." It was a triumph for creator Vince Gilligan, who was given a free hand by network AMC to tell the Mr. Chips to Scarface story he envisioned. AMC's president and general manger, Charlie Collier, was pleased as well. The patience he showed with the highly praised but slow-starting series paid off. But how do you capitalize on those accolades (and late-to-the-game rabid fans) after you've ended the show and killed off the main character at the height of its popularity? Collier, Gilligan and Peter Gould, the writer-producer who came up with the morally suspect...

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