Basket of News, Feb. 2-8, 2013

 Posted by on February 8, 2013 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Feb 082013

Elisabeth Moss talks to Vulture about Peggy and Top of the Lake.  What she can’t say is… interesting.

January Jones did a fashion spread for Vs. magazine. Just keep hitting the “previous” arrow.  She talks about Sweetwater at HitFix.  We also learn that JJ broke Josh Groban’s heart.

BuzzFeed lists “13 Moments When Betty Draper Francis Didn’t Give A F%$k.”

Ronald Guttman (Emile Calvet) discusses his unique audition process and what advice he’d give to his character.

Patrick Fischler talks Mad Men and Californication at Iconic Interview.

You’ve come a long way, baby?  The most common job for American women in 2010 was “secretaries and administrative assistants.

Downton Abbey was second only to the Super Bowl last Sunday.

I did not know Downton Abbey was on Sesame Street.

A kosher version of the Abbey is coming to the small screen in the near future.

The Chaperone will reunite Julian Fellowes with his Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern.

Due to the runaway success of Downton Abbey,  PBS is experiencing an unprecedented surge in Web traffic and cultural buzz, making Masterpiece‘s new sponsors—Ralph Lauren and Viking River Cruises—among the happier advertisers on either side of the pond.

Amazon will have exclusive streaming rights for the Abbey by year’s end.

The Walking Dead‘s departing showrunner, Glen Mazzara, teases the season’s last eight episodes.

Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee) talks to ChannelGuide about his character’s fate and the future of the prison crew now that The Governor has them in his sights.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.


  12 Responses to “Basket of News, Feb. 2-8, 2013”

  1. Cosgrove Olson & Chaough. Calling it now.

    • Lol, I’m not a big gambling woman, but we should just have a fill in the blank chart before the season begins where we can all type in our predictions and the person with the most predictions that come true gets…well, I guess a good deal of satisfaction!

    • Whitman, Olson. July 20, 2014. That will be date of the FINALE. 7 years and ONE day after the Premiere. Completes the circle quite nicely.

  2. This Just In ,,,

    An emergency alert interrupted Montana television viewers as they watched the Steve Wilkos Show Monday, and calmly informed them that “dead bodies are rising from their graves.”

    The (clearly) bogus alert was quickly pulled off air and replaced with an apology from KRTV — the station that broadcast the message.

    • NPR covered this. My teenagers and I had a good laugh when they reported that people called in to ask if zombies were really sighted.

  3. Did anyone else see “America in Primetime” “:The Man of the House” and “: The Independent Woman” on PBS? They are a series about TV history featuring MM and other great shows. I’m not sure how to post a link.

  4. Bob Levenson, who has served as a technical adviser to Matt Weiner for Mad Men ad campaigns, story lines and who is often mentioned in many of the DVD commentaries has passed away.

    • Just saw this — and sad that most obits don’t mention that he was a MM consultant.

      • I heard this as well, and thought it must be a huge loss for Matthew Weiner and the show because MW mentioned him frequently when he talked about coming up with storylines and really getting first hand info about advertising in that age.

  5. Tonight I heard the voice of Jon Hamm in an ad for the “new” American Airlines (AA+ US Air). At least he got the airline that SCDP always wanted!

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