Basket of News, Feb. 7-13, 2015

 Posted by on February 13, 2015 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
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The premiere of Better Call Saul was the biggest series premiere in cable history, while The Walking Dead‘s mid-season premiere was the highest performing regularly-scheduled entertainment program of 2015.

Better Call Saul‘s Peter Gould and Bob Odenkirk talk to Entertainment Weekly (and THR) about Tuco.  Raymond Cruz talked to THR and The Daily Beast about playing Tuco.

Michael Mando talks to the HuffPost about Nacho.

Bob Odenkirk also talked to THR about the “hell” of shooting in the desert and Jimmy’s path, while Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan provided a post-mortem on the premiere.

Jonathan Banks and Michael McKean talked to the HuffPost about what’s next for Saul.  Banks also talked to the WashPost, Forbes, and Metro about returning to Mike.

USA Today covers the BCS-Cinnabon connection.

Grantland finds Better Call Saul is very, very good…but asks whether it can be great. (via Hollis)

Elisabeth Moss enlisted Jon Hamm to help her throw a MLB pitch:

She also talked to Letterman briefly about the end of Mad Men. (via Polly Draper)

Jon Hamm reflects on the extensive audition process that led to him landing the role of Don Draper. (also via Polly Draper)

Jon Hamm also will join host Jon Stewart to raise funds for autism awareness on the Night of Too Many Stars.

Christina Hendricks will join Keanu Reeves in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.  Hendricks and Refn previously worked on Drive.

John Slattery co-stars in the highly-anticipated Bluebird, coming Feb. 27th.

Matthew Weiner comments on joining the jury for the 65th Berlinale, where Queen of Earth (starring and co-produced by Elisabeth Moss) has already picked up a deal and raves.

Alison Brie‘s Sleeping With Other People made its deal at Sundance.

Chad L. Coleman talked about Tyreese with AMC, Variety, THR, the Wall Street Journal, and Entertainment Weekly, to name a few.

Scott M. Gimple talks to THR and Entertainment Weekly about past losses and the future journey.

Andrew Lincoln talks about the midseason premiere with USA Today.

Gale Anne Hurd talks to Vulture about the future relationship of Rick and Michonne.

Talia Balsam will co-star in Divorce, in which Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO .

AMC has launched Mad Men: The Fan Cut,” a contest that asks fans recreate scenes from the pilot that will be compiled into an entirely fan-made episode. (via Dragon Breath)

Downton Abbey‘s Lily James tells her Cinderella story.

Las Vegas Prepares to Welcome Mad Men Slot Machines. (via Polly Draper)

Sally Draper may be interested in the trailer announcing The Man from U.N.C.L.E.  Deborah may be interested in the behind-the-scenes teaser for SPECTRE.

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


  9 Responses to “Basket of News, Feb. 7-13, 2015”


  2. Liz Moss, cute as hell, on Letterman. Don and Peggy throwing a ball in Central Park and no one noticed (maybe because Don “played some football in high school”).

  3. Mad Men finale speculation — no spoilers — from Esquire……

  4. Jon Hamm’s photo shoot for the cover of Emmy magazine, with a video clip of Jon Hamm’s latest made-up story about what happens to Don Draper.

  5. Lizzy Moss, SIGH.
    That is all.

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