Basket of News, Jul. 12-18, 2014

 Posted by on July 18, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Jul 182014

Hey there, she’s an all-star:

January Jones was filling in for Jon Hamm at the Legends & Celebs Game.

Robert Morse talks to Playbill about the reaction to Bert Cooper’s final curtain and his new play. (via Polly Draper)

Wired makes the case for giving Christina Hendricks an Emmy (and picks Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston and Peter Dinklage).

Five Reasons Why Pete Campbell is Still King. [Real Reason No. 1 — Vincent Kartheiser -K]

Ben Feldman tells Access Hollywood he wasn’t surprised about Michael Ginsberg’s fate. HitFix looks at Ben’s new show, NBC’s A to Z.

Teyonah Parris talks to the HuffPost about integrating SC&P.

Cara Buono is a Person of Interest to CBS.

Bryan Cranston‘s Tony-winning turn as President Lyndon B. Johnson in Broadway’s Best Play–winning All the Way is being adapted at HBO.

Indiewire thinks Cranston is a lock for an Emmy; GoldDerby thinks Cranston and Matthew McConaughey are in a tight race. Alright, alright alright.

The cast and crew of Hell On Wheels tease Season 4.

Robert Kirkman has a dispatch from the set of The Walking Dead, Season 5.

Steven Yeun talks to Chris Hardwick about Glenn and to E! Online about Terminus.

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


  10 Responses to “Basket of News, Jul. 12-18, 2014”

  1. I have never heard of this website but they are claiming that the second half of season 7 of Mad Men will return in January 2015, instead of the typical spring premiere.

    Does anyone know the credibility of this site or the veracity of this claim? Thanks.

    • Polly,

      None of my friends who make their living scheduling cable programming are assuming AMC will schedule the second part of MM Season 7 before mid-April 2015. These same folks believe AMC wants to launch a series in the MM Sunday evening slot starting just after the 2015 Memorial Day Weekend.

      In January AMC already is expected to have a full schedule on Sunday. That situation is expected to continue until April 2015, since they know MM Season 7.2 is only 7 episodes.

      Honestly know nothing about the “breath cast” site.

      Before the actual 2015 premiere AMC will let us know when to start watching Mad Men.

      • Dear Dr. Adams,

        Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. It was just wishful thinking that maybe we wouldn’t have to wait so long!


    • From the article:

      “…but filming is far from being over. The cast and crew haven’t taken a break from filming the show’s episodes”

      Given that it is dated July 17 and that the wrap party was a few weeks ago this looks to be a case of “winging it”. Note also the (still) photo of Kiernan who “reveals her feelings about the Mad Men finale at the 2014 MMVA’s” – normally something like this would lead into a video and our dear Ms. Shipka is just as closed-mouthed as all the actors.

  2. 🙁 RIP to James Garner, real-life Don Draper.

  3. A “Don Draper” penthouse apartment is under construction in Chelsea:

  4. Way too cool…Janie Bryant is giving a TED talk…see details here

  5. Happy Birthday, Elisabeth Moss! Just think, she was only 24 when the pilot was filmed. How time has flown!

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