Mastras Wins PEN USA Literary Award for "Breaking Bad"

PEN Center USA has officially announced that George Mastras has won the 2009 PEN USA Literary Award in the Teleplay category for his episode of Breaking Bad entitled "Crazy Handful of Nothin'."  Mastras will receive the honor in a ceremonly to take place on December 2nd in Beverly Hills, California.  Other award winners shall include Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Elmore Leonard, novelist Kim Barnes (A Country Called Home), columnist and non-fiction writer Steve Lopez (The Soloist), and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk).  

"Breaking Bad" Nomimated for Best Drama!

"Breaking Bad" was nominated for five Emmy Awards on July 16th, when the 2009 Emmy Nominations were announced, including a nomination for Best Drama! 

George Mastras is one of the writers and producers of "Breaking Bad."  The critically acclaimed show is currently in production on its third season, which will air on AMC network in March, 2010. 

In addition to being nominated for the Best Drama Emmy, Breaking Bad was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor (Bryan Cranston), Supporting Actor (Aaron Paul), Cinematography and Single Camera Editing.        

Steven King calls Breaking Bad the Best Written Show on TV

Title:  Steven King calls Breaking Bad the Best Written Show on TV

"Steven King devoted his entire column in Entertainment Weekly to singing the praises of "Breaking Bad," calling it "the best scripted show on TV."  Check it out:  Steven King: Why I love Breaking Bad!

In his article, Steven King, the Master of Suspense, singled out George's episode (Episode #2, entitled "Grilled," airing on March 15)as a case in point why the show is the most original and suspenseful drama on television, comparing it "watching 'No Country for Old Men' crossbred with the malevolent spirit of the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre!'"

Breaking Bad wins The Peabody Award!

Breaking Bad wins the esteemed 2008 Peabody Award for "oustanding achievement in electronic media, including radio, television, and cable."  A huge honor and nod to show creator Vince Gilligan, as well as all the writers, directors, cast, and crew.  On top of that, on the same day (April 1) it was announced that Breaking Bad has been picked up for a third season!  Check it out! 

"Breaking Bad" Season Two Premiere March 8th!

Besides writing novels, George writes for the Emmy Award winning television drama "Breaking Bad," a darkly comedic drama about a high school chemistry teacher (Bryan Cranston) who resorts to cooking crystal meth with a former student (Aaron Paul) in order to support his family after he is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. 

Season Two of Breaking Bad, rated an "A" by Entertainment Weekly, is premeiring on AMC on March 8.  Check out the Entertainment Weekly Review here!