Is Downton Abbey ending after Season 6? Rumors run rampant.
Jon Hamm and John Slattery have joined the expanding cast of Netflix’s miniseries revival of Wet Hot American Summer. (via Polly Draper)
Matthew Weiner is a member of the Berlin Film Festival’s international jury.
Wired published a guide to binge-watching Mad Men. The UK’s Telegraph claims Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead are among the most binge-watched shows.
Vulture asks: “Can You Like Mad Men If You Think Don Draper Is a Bad Dude?”
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer talks to THR about Matthew Weiner and the end of Mad Men.
Breaking Bad was honored with the Producers Guild of America’s prestigious Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television in the Drama category for the second year in a row.
Also, Edward Norton presented The Walking Dead‘s Gale Anne Hurd with the David O. Selznick Award, which recognizes a producer’s outstanding body of work and in the past has been given to Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, and Billy Wilder. Hurd will be interviewed as part of the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television series called “The Hollywood Masters.”
Josh McDermitt tells the HuffPost the rest of TWD Season 5 is “just gonna get a little darker and a little crazier.”
Tyler James Williams has been cast in a proposed spinoff of CBS’ Criminal Minds.
Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk gets a meaty profile from Vulture. Odenkirk was also interviewed by Rainn Wilson for Yahoo TV. He told USA Today he wanted Saul out of the office, and Entertainment Tonight that Breaking Bad fans will notice some inside references.
MTV lists 11 Better Call Saul non-spoilers that viewers need to know before the premiere.
Esquire, the New York Observer, Mashable have love for Saul; TV.com says Better Call Saul is not Breaking Bad but that “doesn’t mean it’s bad. In fact, it’s very, very good. It’s just, well, different.”
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