Basket of News, Jun. 21-27, 2014

 Posted by on June 27, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Jun 272014

So, this happened:

And this:

BuzzFeed has video. The L.A. Times has words.

Matthew Weiner and Vince Gilligan talked to The Wrap about wrapping up their shows.

Better Call Saul has already been renewed…and postponed until 2015.

John Slattery and Bryan Cranston (among others) talk to Variety about directing.  John Slattery and Talia Balsam (and their dog Peanut) talk to the L.A. Times about Roger, Mona, and Marigold. John also talks about the final table read and more…

Aaron Paul tells Reuters he would like to direct.

Bryan Cranston, who won a Tony for playing LBJ (the former President, not the current NBA star), talks theater with CBS.

TV Guide and HitFix (Alan Sepinwall) fuel Emmy buzz for Jon Hamm, Bryan Cranston, Matthew Rhys and Michael Sheen.

I’ve made my peace with the unlikelihood of Jon Hamm ever winning one of these things — it’s one thing when “The Suitcase” isn’t enough for him to beat Kyle Chandler, but when the Hershey speech isn’t enough to beat Jeff freaking Daniels on “The Newsroom,” then this particular audience isn’t interested in what he’s selling — but he once again had a season full of wonderful moments…

Mike Sacks wrote a book, Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy WritersJon Hamm posed for the author photo.

Elisabeth Moss has joined the cast of High-Rise. She’s also in Listen Up Philip, which looks headed to theatres in october.

Rich Sommer has been cast in a new Sally Field comedy, Hello My Name is Doris.

Umedia has bought the worldwide rights to Red Knot, a drama starring Vincent Kartheiser.

Teyonah Parris (Dawn Chambers) can be seen soon in They Came Together and Dear White People.

Breaking Bad is the most binge-watched show, according to a TiVo study.

Andrew Lincoln talks to GoldDerby about The Walking Dead‘s many deaths.

Norman Reedus talks to Entertainment Weekly about Season 5 of TWD.

TURN was renewed by AMC.

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


  2 Responses to “Basket of News, Jun. 21-27, 2014”

  1. Does anyone here watch “Endeavour”, the current manifestation of “Masterpiece Mystery” on PBS? It’s a prequel to the very, very long-serving “Inspector Morse”, a British detective series based in Oxford, England.

    Series 2 of Endeavour (Morse as a young Detective Constable just getting his start in the 1960s) premiered this evening. This episode is set in 1966. During the course of events, a character in charge of running a national beauty pageant for Miss Great Britain, gets a long-distance phone call from “SCDP – east coast…” Later in the episode, the resolution of one of the plot lines involves another character, a private during World War II, who took the name and identity of his commanding officer when the latter died in combat. Sound familiar – homage, what?

  2. Go Obama.. Go…

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