Basket of News, Dec. 7-13, 2013

 Posted by on December 13, 2013 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Stan Rizzo has nothing on the young(er) Jay Ferguson, back when he was part of Leonardo DiCaprio’s, er, posse.

Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Masters of Sex made AFT’s Top 10 TV shows of 2013.

Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Homeland are all nominated for Writers Guild AwardsMasters of Sex is nominated in the new series category.

Mad Men was snubbed by the Golden Globes, though Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, and Masters of Sex all scored nominations, as did Bryan Cranston and Kerry Washington. THR calls the snub “ridiculous.”

Mad Men was also shut out of this year’s SAG Awards nominations, though Elisabeth Moss was nominated for Top of the Lake.  Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and Homeland will compete in the ensemble category.  Bryan Cranston, Peter Dinklage, Claire Danes, Kerry Washington, Maggie Smith and Anna Gunn were also recognized.

Elisabeth Moss is also one of GQ’s Babes of the Year, ostensibly for her accent in Top of the Lake.

Maureen Ryan put Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Masters of Sex, The Returned and Top of the Lake on her list of the Best TV of 2013.

The Walking Dead joined Breaking Bad, The Returned, Game of Thrones, Top of the Lake, and Mad Men on Tim Goodman’s Top 20 TV shows list at THR.  [As Deborah noted to me, TWD doesn’t tend to get that sort of love, just the ratings. -K]

Aaron Paul joins Will Arnett for the animated Netflix series, BoJack Horseman.

Jon Bernthal tells Yahoo! TV about Mob City and how he won’t let his Walking Dead pals give him spoilers about his old show.

Lizzy Caplan may be one of the Masters of Sex, but she apparently chugged vodka before her firstnude scene on True Blood.

A Charlie Brown Christmas might not exist, but for the efforts of a mad man from McCann-Erickson.

Mohr Films is imagining the backstories of TV characters like Joan Harris.

The A.V. Club is re-reviewing Mad Men Season 1.

Is 2013 the year that television stopped being television?

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.


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  1. Maureen Ryan’s Best New TV of 2013 includes A Young Doctor’s Notebook.

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