Basket of News, August 28, 2015

 Posted by on August 28, 2015 at 9:01 am  Media-Web-News
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Christina Hendricks on Watch What Happens Live answering the question, “How did Mad Men Really End?” (video) The Wrap also interviews Ms. Hendricks on the end of Mad Men.

John Slattery’s next role.

The Wall Street Journal interviews Elisabeth Moss about her new movie, Queen of Earth.

Coca-Cola is figuring out that leveraging the Mad Men finale might be a good idea.

Congratulations to Alison Brie, who has become engaged to Dave Franco.

Matthew Weiner joins 98 prominent Hollywood Jews to back Iran Nuclear Deal.

Full details on the Mad Men Blu-Ray collection (courtesy of SmilerG).

Aaron Staton joins the Showtime drama Ray Donovan (thanks, Mad Chick).

The Hollywood Reporter interviews Matthew Weiner. So does Rolling Stone (thanks Maryann).

And if that’s not enough, Matt will be doing a Q&A at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Fear the Walking Dead becomes the #1 series premiere in cable history: The episode delivered 10.1 million viewers, including 6.3 million adults in the 18-49 demographic. (This is from an AMC press release, so there’s no link.) We review it here.

In more Fear the Walking Dead news, here’s an interview with showrunner Dave Erickson, who discusses, among other things, a 28 Days Later homage. And here’s an interview with Frank Dillane, who plays Nick.

Academy Award-winner Atticus Ross wrote the Fear the Walking Dead theme.

The drama of the AMC Walking Dead lawsuit continues. calls the new promo and clip from The Walking Dead Season 6 “brilliant“.

If you like your TV with games on the side, the new Walking Dead game is available at iTunes and Google Play.

And if The Walking Dead has piqued your interest in zombie history, this interesting article on the banning of zombies from the pages of comics should delight you.

In an Emmy promo article, such as fills the entertainment news these days, Mad Men and Silicon Valley writers talk about writing a finale.

Speaking of Emmys–Emmy Showdown: Jon Hamm vs. Bob Odenkirk.

Jon Cryer has started a Twitter campaign to get people to vote for Jon Hamm for the Emmy.

Deadline interviews Allison Janney about her Emmy nomination for Masters of Sex. Gold Derby gives the Emmy interview love to her on-screen ex, Beau Bridges.


So many of the links have been provided by Polly Draper this week that I’m giving her co-author credit. Keep ’em coming, Basketcases!


  3 Responses to “Basket of News, August 28, 2015”

  1. Jon Hamm is in talks for a role that sounds pretty interesting — it’s already being referred to as “Holohamm”

  2. Ok, the details for the complete Blu-Ray set really has me sold on getting it.

  3. Interesting article about parallels between Dante and Don Draper

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