'Breaking Bad' creator speaking Tuesday at UF

Published: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 2:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 11, 2013 at 2:26 p.m.

Vince Gilligan, the man responsible for one of the biggest pop culture phenoms of the 21st century, will speak Tuesday night at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. For free.

Gilligan, creator of the Emmy Award-winning “Breaking Bad” on AMC, will talk about the show and his career as a producer and writer for both “Bad” and “The X-Files,” for which he served as writer and executive producer.

The program starts at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m. While the event is free and open to the general public, tickets are limited. Students received first crack at tickets Monday, and any that are left over will go to the general public starting at noon Tuesday on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gilligan is getting paid $60,000 by the student-run Accent Speakers Bureau for his appearance.

The Guinness Book of World Records said “Breaking Bad” is the highest-rated show of all-time, scoring 99 out of 100 on the Metacritics scale. Its final episode was watched by 10.3 million views for the series finale.

-- Jeff Schweers

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