Kearny’s Tom Schnauz back on small screen
with ‘Better Call Saul’

Schnauz's name in the opening credits of episode 1 of 'Better Call Saul.'
AMC Screenshot — Schnauz’s name in the opening credits of episode 1 of ‘Better Call Saul.’

By Kevin Canessa Jr.

Observer Correspondent

Had an email exchange the other day with Kearny native Tom Schnauz, a co-executive producer and writer for the new TV show “Better Call Saul.”

He was also the same for the wildly popular “Breaking Bad.”

Schnauz reports that he wrote the episode that will air Feb. 16 — and he directed the episode that will air seven weeks from today, March 30.

Schnauz (r) on the set of 'Breaking Bad' with actor Aaron Paul [Jesse Pinkman] (l).
Schnauz (r) on the set of ‘Breaking Bad’ with actor Aaron Paul [Jesse Pinkman] (l).
“Better Call Saul” is a spin-off of “Breaking Bad,” and, like its original, was created by Vince Gilligan.

Its timeslot is 10 p.m. Monday nights on AMC.

Schnauz, who we featured in a story in May 2014, was born and Kearny and spent the first few years of his life here before moving to South Jersey with his family.

He went to Garfield School through the fourth-grade.

His aunt and uncle, Ann and Drew Taylor, still live in Kearny.

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Kevin A. Canessa Jr. is the editor of and broadcaster at The Observer, a place where he has served on and off since 2006. He is responsible for the editorial content of the newspaper and website, the production of the e-Newspaper, writing several stories per week (including the weekly editorial), conducting live broadcasts on Facebook Live, including a weekly recap of the news — and much more behind the scenes. Between 2006 and 2008, he introduced the newspaper to its first-ever blog — which included podcasts, audio and video. Originally from Jersey City, Kevin lived in Kearny until 2004, lived in Port St. Lucie. Florida, for four years until February 2016 and in March of that year, he moved back to West Hudson to return to The Observer full time. Click Here to send Kevin an email.