Basket of News, Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2014

 Posted by on December 5, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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The Walking Dead mid-season finale delivered 14.8 million viewers and 9.6 million adults 18-49, up 23% and 24%, respectively, over last season’s corresponding episode.  TWD has beaten Sunday Night Football five times this season.

AMC apologized for spoiling The Walking Dead’s midseason finale on Facebook.

Emily Kinney talked about Beth and the midseason finale with Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, TV Line, and The Daily Beast.

Scott M. Gimple talked about the finale (and the return of a character) with THR, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Deadline, The Daily Beast and USA Today.

Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln talked to Entertainment Weekly about the finale and the rest of Season 5.

Danai Gurira talks to The Daily Beast about playwriting and activism.

Matthew Weiner is nominated for outstanding producer by the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors.

AMC launched the Roger Sterling Quotes Quiz.

Jon Hamm closed out the Gotham Independent Film Awards in style. (via Polly Draper)

January Jones joins The Last Man on Earth, a post-apocalyptic television comedy. (via Polly Draper)

Preservation, a movie starring Aaron Staton, will have a limited theatrical release and hit video-on-demand outlets on Jan. 9th.

Janie Bryant created a wedding shoe, one of seven styles she created for her collaboration with Shoes of Prey. (via Polly Draper)

Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have been cast in the pilot for The Walking Dead companion series.

Hell On Wheels showrunner John Wirth talks to CarterMatt about Cullen’s search for his family.

Vulture digs the new Better Call Saul clip: “Okay, this is more like it.”

AMC has ordered the pilot for a TV series based on the 1990s comic-book franchise PreacherBreaking Bad’s Sam Catlin wrote the script; Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will direct and help produce the project.

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


  7 Responses to “Basket of News, Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2014”

  1. Jon Hamm – unemployed?!!?

    I hope he’s been rejecting scripts. When he does take one, we’ll get a notice here

    (does he or agent/publicist tweet?)

    (does he HAVE a publicist?)

  2. Mad Men actors shut out of Screen Actors Guild nominations

  3. If you have Direct TV, you can watch Jon Hamm in “White Christmas”, a Black Mirror Christmas special to air on Christmas Day in the US and on December 16 on Channel 4 in the UK.

    Jon Hamm is currently in London doing press for Black Mirror. He appeared on BBC 6 radio, which you can listen to at this link between 02:03:34 and 02:24:30

  4. Does anyone know where I can view the pilot. I have the DVD set for season 1 but it is not on there and I don’t think AMC has rebroadcast it over last few months. Thanks

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