ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Two of cable television's most popular shows are set to premierethis spring, and both are filmed in Albuquerque.
Each episode comes with around a million dollar price tag and 90percent of the crew members are from New Mexico.
"Breaking Bad" on AMC and "In Plain Sight" on the USA Networkare hoping for more success in the Land of Enchantment.
The popularity of the shows means success and stability forhundreds of the state's film crew members and hope for aspiringactors.
"It's just a fun thing to do. I like doing it," extra hopefulLaraine Cowman said.
"In Plain Sight" is shooting new episodes for what has becomeone of the USA Network's most popular shows. Last year's seasonpremiere was watched by an estimated 5.1 million people.
The third season is set to premiere this spring. Everysuccessful season means more episodes and more work for NewMexicans.
"We're looking for people of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds,ethnicities, people with kids, even little kids," Film Savage MediaAgent Erica Viking said.
"Breaking Bad" has shared similar good fortune. Its third seasonwill start airing in March on AMC.
The show has won four Emmys and other industry awards since ithit the air in 2008.
The hit shows are a big part of the state's rapidly growing filmindustry.
During last week's State of the State address, Gov. BillRichardson made it clear he wants to protect film and televisionproductions by preserving economic incentives.
"We have a unique opportunity over the next 12 to 18 months tomake this industry an integral part of our state's economy alongwith ranching, oil and gas and other core sectors," Richardsonsaid.
Moviemaker magazine recently named Albuquerque the best city inthe country to make a movie.
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