Matthew Weiner talks to TV Line about Elisabeth Moss returning for S6, viewer reaction to Megan, and the likelihood of S7.
More Emmy reax? We got ‘em! Matthew Weiner talks to The Hollywood Reporter about what sells Mad Men to Emmy voters and viewers alike.
Jared Harris reacted to his Emmy nomination at the New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly and CNN. [He told EW he started to get drunk right after getting the news. As Trudy Campbell would say, “Good for you!” -K]
At the HuffPo, Ben Feldman seemed bowled over by his nomination and gushed about co-stars, among other things.
Semi Chellas talks to the Vancouver Sun about her Emmy nods, working motherhood and more.
Fred Pierson, a former AMPAS president who wrote the screenplays for Cool Hand Luke, Dog Day Afternoon, and many other memorable films, not to mention MM S5’s “Signal 30,” died after a short illness. Matt Weiner comments.
Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan talks to Salon about how he writes Walt, the danger of Google and why the show must end.
Dean Norris (Hank Schrader) tells Salon that Breaking Bad all comes down to a looming Walt–Hank battle.
Ten things about Elisabeth Moss, in honor of her birthday this week.
Jon Hamm dressed as the Big Apple to wishing Kristen Schaal the best of luck moving to Los Angeles. He is also returning to the Adult Swim comedy Childrens Hospital. And it appears that Jon is getting a new level of tabloid coverage.
Rich Sommer talks to the Cleveland Plain Dealer about Studio 54, the difference between Harry Crane and Harvey‘s Duane Wilson, plus more.
Michael Gladis is toplining Cory Cataldo’s sci-fi romancer Without Ward opposite Martin Landau, Harold Perrineau, Alexis Dziena, James Duval and Marguerite Moreau.
Downton Abbey: Before They Were Famous.
Terry Teachout argues that it was in 1962, not 1968, that the curtain first started inching up on our age of full-color anxiety. [While Mad Men’s 1966 was disturbing, Matt Weiner might not argue, given the gap between S1 and S2. -K]
Does the AMC-Netflix deal have a fatal flaw?
Bloomberg notes that Mad Men chic was brought to you by the chemical industry.
Forbes asks: “Would Mad Men’s Don Draper Have A Place In Online Advertising?”
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