Basket of News, March 22-28, 2014

 Posted by on March 28, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Mar 282014

Our Basket overfloweth!  Let’s start with a few minutes from the Mad Men panel at Paley Fest 2014:

Deadline reports more, including that Matthew Weiner introduced the season-finale screening but was absent for the Q&A.  IndieWire has even better coverage.  There’s a bit more at THR.  Outside, Vincent Kartheiser went a little True Detective in a video interview.

Masters Of Sex also got its own Paley Fest panel this year.

The Season 7 trailer for Mad Men is online.  [The music is Eddie Floyd’s “Big Bird” — which, like the promo photos, is about air travel. -K]

Matthew Weiner continued teasing Season 7 with the Daily Beast.

Your new TIME magazine:

Although the story is behind a paywall, Polly Draper points us to this bonus material, with video.  There’s also an overview of the story at Entertainment Weekly.

Now how much would you pay? But wait! There’s more! Way more! At the “Continue reading” link!

John Slattery talks to Men’s Journal about about his seven years as Roger Sterling, his upcoming directorial debut, surfing in Montauk, and losing his friend Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Esquire profiles Jessica Paré…and photographs her in her undies, eating peanut butter.  She also has an interview about Mad Men with Elle.

January Jones did an interview and photoshoot with Violet Gray.

Greg Nicotero, exec, director and makeup genius for The Walking Dead, talked about “Terminus” at THR.

Robert Kirkman teases The Walking Dead season finale at Entertainment Weekly.  He also did a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

Danai Gurira names her favorite TWD episode at Den Of Geek.

Emily Kinney tells the Daily Beast she had her first moonshine courtesy of castmate Scott Wilson.

Bryan Cranston speaks with The Guardian about Breaking Bad and President Lyndon Johnson.  He talks about Godzilla at HitFix.

Betsy Brandt is cast in The Club, an ABC drama series.

Aaron Paul speculates about Jesse’s whereabouts; RJ Mitte ponders Walt Jr.’s current state of mind.

Vulture compares FX’s upcoming Fargo to Breaking Bad.

Wired reports on “Graph TV,” the latest project by data viz virtuoso Kevin Wu, which lets you visualize IMDb’s massive database of user ratings for any show.  Breaking Bad is at the link; here’s Mad Men.  Others are searchable at the site.

James Rebhorn, one of those classic “That Guy” character actors, recently seen playing Carrie’s father on Homeland, has passed away at 65, reportedly from melanoma.  He penned his own awesome obituary.

AMC greenlit its first scripted comedy pilot, and has several comedy projects in development including one from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.  AMC’s development slate also includes a project from Chris Carter (The X-Files).

Looks like some Mad men and women were out on the town:

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


  10 Responses to “Basket of News, March 22-28, 2014”

  1. Love that Betsy Brandt is getting so much work. If you listen to her appearances on the Breaking Bad podcasts, she is so funny.

  2. For those who read the Entertainment Weekly article – how spoilery is it? I am anxious to get some information but also want to be suprised. Am I safe to assume this the equivalent of a Matt Weiner interview with hints but not too much out-right spoilery stuff?

    Can’t wait for the season to start.

    • There’s nothing about season 7 in the EW article at all. It’s basically just a recap of the Time magazine article.

  3. I’ll be going to that same Book of Mormon production tomorrow. Too bad I missed them! I think Elizabeth Moss would like me, if she knew me.

  4. Jon Hamm asks, “Did you miss me?” Baseball that is, for Major League Baseball.

  5. I have tickets to see Bryan Cranston in “All the Way” on April 15! Can hardly wait.

  6. I don’t think I have seen this up here yet and if AMC releases it… I am guessing it’s ok to put up here. On the AMC schedule page it lists the title for Season 7 Episode 1 as “Time Zones” and has the ever-spoilerific Mad Men episode descriptions we all love: “Don makes a friend; Joan has drinks with a client; Roger receives a perplexing phone call; Peggy hears new work.”

    The title certainly suggests we will see the West Coast and East Coast offices and I am guessing perhaps Joan is makin headway in her desire to lead some accounts (but I won’t be shocked if it’s something completely different). No guesses whatsover on the descriptions for Roger and Peggy.

  7. Season 7 year: 1970?
    In the Mad Men Social Club season 7 press kit, the gang seems to be flying a 747. According to Wikipedia, the 747 was first flown commercially in 1970.

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