The audience for the Downton Abbey premiere on PBS was almost exactly the same size as that for the series finale of Breaking Bad.
The New Yorker has a column on “Downton Abbey and Cats” (which in fact is not about cats). (via Marly Kurtzer)
Mad Men and Downton Abbey meet when Jon Hamm narrates “Tough Justice with Michelle Dockery.” (via Polly Draper)
Stan Lee will appear on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
THR has your Complete Guide to TV Pilots 2014.
Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead took home People’s Choice Awards.
Breaking Bad, Homeland, and Game of Thrones are among the Directors Guild of America’s TV Award nominees. [Indeed, the Homeland nomination is for Mad Men alumna Lesli Linka Glatter – K]
Aaron Paul reveals he and Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston want to make cameos in the upcoming spin-off, Better Call Saul.
Dyna Moe has more Mad Men art from Season 5 and 6.
Teyonah Parris (Dawn Chambers) talks about returning to Mad Men and imagining her character’s backstory.
Charlie Hofheimer (Abe Drexler) discusses the technical difficulties of shooting the scene where Peggy stabs his character.
Rich Sommer returned to his board games Tumblr.
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