James Hibberd
May 21, 2012 AT 07:24 PM EDT

AMC and Sony Pictures Television have finally announced their Breaking Bad season five scheduling plans.

The critically acclaimed drama will return July 15.

And as EW.com previously reported, AMC will split the final season — airing eight episodes this year, and another eight next year. Also, the second season of Western drama Hell on Wheels now has a second-season premiere date: Aug. 12.

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