The Walking Dead was virtually even with the 11.05 million viewers it scored the previous week, despite running opposite the Oscars.
TWD boosted AMC’s revenue in the fourth quarter, but the channel’s battle with DishTV hurt profits and stock price.
Nevertheless, AMC is taking on Canada’s largest cable provider, but Rogers is downplaying the report (via Basketcase Jodey).
TWD‘s Laurie Holden has spoken out on why Andrea isn’t so bad.
The Walking Dead confirmed Scott Gimple as the Season 4 showrunner.
The Dowager Countess Grantham’s house is attracting archeological attention.
Following the success of Downton Abbey, HBO’s Parade’s End, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall, could still be too prickly for American audiences. However, The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg seems excited enough.
Matthew Crawley and Lane Pryce appear in a New York Times article on the risk of killing off beloved characters.
Jared Harris talks about the cult audiences for young adult fiction and Mad Men.
Mad Men and Banana Republic launched a contest to win a Mod NYC Weekend.
Peyton List talks to AMC about acting as if on she were on LSD and her new-found obsession with girdles.
Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt were their gorgeous selves at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Jon Hamm’s voiceovers for American Airlines recall “Flight 1.” [I thought we ran this in January, but cannot find it and thank Basketcase Judy S for the reminder -K]
January Jones turns up in a very odd story reported by the ever reliable Star magazine. Yes, that’s sarcasm.
Melinda McGraw is joining the cast of Scandal.
Historical authenticity in TV and movie dialogue — NPR is on the case, with mentions of Mad Men and Downton Abbey.
Breaking Bad donated boxes of clothing worn by cast members from past episodes to New Mexico’s largest emergency shelter.
Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.