Better Call Saul Emmy Race
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AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” coming off one of the highest-rated rookie seasons in cable history, will return for season two in February, the network announced Monday.

“Saul” will once again air Mondays at 10 p.m., starting Feb. 15. On its opening night, its competition will include the Grammy Awards on CBS, with the kudocast moving away from its traditional Sunday timeslot due to a holiday weekend and Valentine’s Day. (“Saul” actually opened opposite the Grammys in its rookie season, airing after “The Walking Dead” before moving to its regular Monday timeslot.)

The prequel to “Breaking Bad” debuted last February as the season’s No. 1 new series on cable among adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. It now holds the title as the No. 2 highest-rated first season in cable history among adults 18-49 and 25-54 since Nielsen began measuring Live+3 viewing; the only series rated higher were AMC’s own “Fear the Walking Dead” and “The Walking Dead.”

In its inaugural season, “Better Call Saul” garnered seven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including outstanding drama series, and won two Critics’ Choice TV Awards for best actor in a drama Series (Bob Odenkirk) and best supporting actor in a drama series (Jonathan Banks) and the TCA Award for outstanding new program.

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