AMC is making a seven-figure pitch to advertisers who want to be part of the final episode of Mad Men next year. (via Polly Draper)
AMC is also looking for people (mostly Los Angelinos) to appear in a documentary promo for Mad Men.
The Season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey drew an average audience of 8.4 million for Britain’s ITV Sunday night, marking the show’s lowest season debut since its first-season launch in 2010 with 7.7 million viewers.
It looks like Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will get off to a quick start.
Lucy Lawless talks to THR about Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. of secrecy, working with Clark Gregg and her Parks and Recreation future.
The Walking Dead has added a new mystery character…but you may recognize him.
Danai Gurira talks to AMC about what it’s like to have her own action figure and describes her strategies for releasing aggression.
Norman Reedus is interviewed and photographed by GQ.
Jon Hamm is part of a new White House campaign against campus sexual assault. (via Polly Draper)
Elisabeth Moss is set to join Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth, the film about the scandal that erupted after Dan Rather reported on 60 Minutes II that George W. Bush had gotten preferential treatment that put him in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid the Vietnam War draft. (via Polly Draper)
Christina Hendricks pays tribute to Vivienne Westwood, who was recently named one of THR’s top 25 red-carpet designers.
Kiernan Shipka makes People magazine’s Best Dressed List for 2014.
CarterMatt notices encouraging ratings trends for Hell On Wheels.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has photos from the set of Masters of Sex.
The WSJ looks at the new teaser clip for Better Call Saul.
Aaron Paul has signed on to star alongside Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Jamie Dornan in Miramax’s supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax.
Kudos, Channel 4 and AMC announced a new co-production deal for the bold and ambitious drama series Humans.
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