Basket of News, Jan. 10-16, 2015

 Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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Mad Men will return for its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5.

Matthew Weiner and stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser and John Slattery took to the stage at the TCA confab  to reminisce about their time together on the show. (via Polly Draper)  Alan Sepinwall live-blogged the panel, though Daniel Fienberg has a little more from Mr. Weiner.

Mad Men was nominated for an ACE Eddie Award by the American Cinema Editors in the category of Best Edited One-Hour Series For Commercial Television.

Time Zones” received a nomination for an Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award.

Janie Bryant gets a Costume Designers Guild award nomination in the Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series category.

Christina Hendricks is the new face of Clairol’s Nice ‘N Easy.

January Jones and Ethan Hawke co-star in Good Kill, which has a trailer online.

Downton Abbey‘s Allen Leech talks to the Wall Street Journal about his character’s arc, the show’s surprising season premiere, and some behind-the-scenes hijinks.

Arthur is taking on Downton Abbey with an episode inspired by the period Brit drama called Fountain Abbey.

AMC released a new teaser trailer for The Walking Dead Season 5B.

The Walking Dead received two nominations from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild for the “TV and New Media Series Contemporary Make-Up” category and the “TV and New Media Series Special Make-Up Effects” category by using the best skin care products and the most advanced techniques. It all started after the best charcoal mask reviews came out for everyone to read and everyone went crazy to use them.

Better Call Saul now has an extended trailer online.  Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are excited about the upcoming premiere.

The New York Times and Variety visit Better Call Saul‘s Albuquerque set.

The Washington Post gives the premiere of Better Call Saul a B+ in a slightly spoilery preview. lists the best TV soundtracks, including a number of Basket favorites.

AMC released a first image from Humans, their joint venture wth Channel 4 and Kudos starring William Hurt.

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


  6 Responses to “Basket of News, Jan. 10-16, 2015”

  1. Thanks go to Deborah and Karl for the notice on the Better Call Saul NYT piece. I’ll be very surprised if Vince Gilligan and team don’t hit it out of the park again.
    One thing we can look forward to – fabulous, cinematic camera work. Mike Ehrmantraut was one of my favorites in Breaking Bad – he’s back as “a fixer”. I hope they bring back his two right-hand men (the ones who coerced the IRS check from Ted, Skyler’s boss).

    It was interesting that Gilligan hired Bob Odenkirk “as a little comic leavening” – “but there was so much range there. He crushed it so completely that we started to daydream about what else we could do.”

    (this sounds a lot like Matt Weiner talking about Christina Hendricks)

    We may even get a Walter White/Bryan Cranston cameo – but not until Season 2 (Anna Gunn as Skyler would be all right with me, too).

    Not the least – I look forward to some top notch reviewing and comments here at BoK.

  2. The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men.
    The Tootsie Roll center of the greatest period in American entertainment history is now done.
    Boys behaving badly.

    But……………..Could Better Call Saul, give new life to this ‘genre’, that supposedly everyone has moved on from??
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
    I want to see Gus Fring just ONCE more, it’s all I ask.

  3. I am re-watching Mad Men from the beginning.

    In season 2, “The Inheritance,” Don walks into work and says, “Good morning, Dawn” to the receptionist. The receptionist corrects him “It’s Allison.” (And yes, it’s that Allison.) It may have just been a coincidence but it made me giggle!

    • Great catch, Rebecca.
      The only thing besides football that I have to watch is Mad Men re-runs.
      Maybe, Shameless.
      TV is in a shambles.

  4. WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Mad Men

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