Did you miss the Mad Men edition of Inside the Actor’s Studio? You have no excuse now.
Per usual, Slate looks at “Dark Shadows” from a number of angles. [There’s even a Stan Rizzo post this week. -K]
The Atlantic Wire points you to the NYT Magazine article that excluded SCDP.
Maria and André Jacquemetton talk to The Globe and Mail about writing MM, Canada, and why Megan does not have a French first name.
John Slattery gets a meaty profile from Boston Common.
Jared Harris talks to Metro (UK) about Mad Men, his most-recognized roles, karaoke and more.
Ben Feldman talks about the Michael Ginsberg-Don Draper relationship at Entertainment Weekly.
Alexis Bledel talks to AMC about her favorite MM character, Beth Dawes’s sex scene with Pete Campbell and what excited her about the role.
Kiernan Shipka, speaking at the Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference in Santa Monica, not only discussed fashion, but also her indpendent study program.
You can listen to an interview with MM composer David Carbonara at WTRI.
TIME’s James Poniewozik has sympathy for Betty Francis.
Grantland covers the alien invasion of Mad Men.
Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe have been confirmed as the stars of A Young Doctor’s Notebook.
Joel Murray does a wide-ranging, though not lengthy, interview with Shockya.
Pajiba acknowledges the nameless secretaries of Mad Men.
At Yi! News, Emily Viviana compares Season 5 so far to side one of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. [This would work a lot better if S5 was set in 1967, but it’s still fun. -K]
Jon Hamm (and John Slattery) are taking food out of the mouths of voice-over artists. Or something.
Business Insider notes The Pitch now has zero ratings. Ouch.
Colm Meaney talks to Digital Spy about he success of Hell on Wheels in the US, his battle against the elements and what the future holds for the show.
AMC and PBS were the biggest movers on the 2012 TV Brand Survey released Monday by the Toronto-based Solutions Research Group. AMC moved from 51st position to 30th place, based on the performance of The Walking Dead and Mad Men, while PBS went from 19th to 12th place due to the break-out popularity of Downton Abbey.
Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.