Basket of News, July 17, 2015

 Posted by on July 17, 2015 at 8:37 am  Media-Web-News
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Lots of news this week! There were Emmy nominations! And also, Comic-Con.

Hell on Wheels premieres tomorrow! In Season 5, we’ll spend time with the Chinese railroad workers for the first time–here’s the low down. Screen Crush has a sneak peak at the season.

Jon Hamm pretends to be Bill Hader. It’s a little raunchy.

The Homeland Season 5 trailer has arrived. TV Guide analyzes it.

Vincent Kartheiser will star in Saints and Strangers, a National Geographic TV movie about the Mayflower. Anna Camp (Bethany Van Nuys on Mad Men) will co-star.

James Wolk (Bob Benson on Mad Men) will star in Zoo, and also is a Star Wars nerd.

Fear the Walking Dead has a premiere date. From the press release:

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 10, 2015 – AMC and AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, announced today from Comic-Con International that the worldwide premiere of summer’s most anticipated new series “Fear the Walking Dead” will air Sunday, August 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The extended 90-minute episode will also debut on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously with the U.S. premiere on AMC and will then re-air in local time zones during primetime…“Fear the Walking Dead” will launch in the UK on August 31st.

There’s also a full, 3-minute trailer, which is much more promising than what we’ve seen before. And if that wasn’t all enough, “key art” was released. Here it is:

Fear The Walking Dead - Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Key Art - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Fear The Walking Dead – Fear The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Key Art – Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Season 6 of The Walking Dead also has a premiere date, with a 90 minute episode. Press release, you were saying?

SAN DIEGO, CA – July 10, 2015 – AMC announced today from Comic-Con International that “The Walking Dead” season six will premiere Sunday, October 11th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with an extended 90-minute episode. As in previous seasons, the show’s sixth season of 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off October 11th and the final eight returning February 2016. Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premiere of AMC’s “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. A new season of “Comic Book Men” will debut the following week with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 18 at midnight and 12:30 a.m. ET/PT. Internationally, “The Walking Dead” will return to audiences in 125+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere, as part of FIC’s continued commitment to broadcast the series near day-and-date globally.

And here’s the official Season 6 trailer.

Fear the Walking Dead will address the American immigrant experience.

Bryan Cranston turned a Breaking Bad question into a “your mother” joke.

The Walking Dead cast on Conan talks about their very young fans.

Norman Reedus has some serious selfie game. In addition, he give io9 good interview.

Meanwhile, Uproxx summarizes what’s coming in The Walking Dead Season 6, according to the Comic Con press roundtable.

Bob Odenkirk is thrilled beyond words at his Emmy nomination.

Season 2 photos from Better Call Saul.

Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey‘s Lady Mary) will star as a con artist in Good Behavior.

Masters of Sex talks about the beginning of the scientific field of sex research. The Verge addresses what has and has not changed.


  7 Responses to “Basket of News, July 17, 2015”

  1. I’ll just leave this here:

  2. Interview with Kiernan Shipka about her first post-Mad Men project

  3. I didn’t know a good place to put this and it’s certainly not news.

    Click “Hollis” above to see the 1967 appearance of Robert Morse as the mystery guest on What’s My Line? (the Sunday night TV fare of the 1960’s)

    Sometimes the panel talks about bad NYC weather and I wanted to see if the 1967 New Year’s Eve snowstorm was mentioned . . . but 66-67 was the last season.

  4. […] previously reported that Vincent Kartheiser will star in Saints and Strangers, a Plymouth Rock-era offering from […]

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