Some Homeland news: Claire Danes talks about the future of the show (meaning, seasons six and seven). Meanwhile, Variety interviews showrunner Alex Gansa (this is in the context of a recap of episode 5.03, so be spoiler-alerted).
At The Film Experience, I declare Alex Gansa the TV MVP of the week.
Mad Men is one of the frequently-Googled California costume ideas in this state-by-state breakdown of Halloween Googling.
AMC’s press release touts The Walking Dead as the #1 show among the key demographic:
NEW YORK, NY – October 16, 2015 – “The Walking Dead” remains the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, extending its unprecedented three-year run as the only cable program in history to ever hold the top spot. Its 90-minute season six premiere on October 11th delivered 19.5 million viewers, 12.8 million adults 18-49 and 12.1 million adults 25-54 in live+3 ratings, which include three days of time-shifted viewing. The episode is the highest-rated premiere for the 2015/2016 season among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in live+3 viewing.
Meanwhile, Uproxx reports that TWD’s ratings are down.
From Basketcase (and Haiku master) Polly Draper, a celebration of Don Draper’s best pitches in honor of Jon Hamm’s Emmy.
Also from Polly Draper, Jon Hamm of Mad Men, and Lily James of Downton Abbey, will co-star in Baby Driver, a new film by Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright. The Film Experience runs down Hamm’s recent movie career.
Speaking of Jon Hamm, he’s also on Toast of London.
Polly Draper also found this gem: Jon Hamm out on the town with Person to Person‘s naked-sunbather Brett Gelman.
Does The Walking Dead have a Daryl Dixon problem?
Jay Huguley (Treme, True Detective) joins the cast of The Walking Dead.
The Hollywood Reporter interviews Melissa McBride about Carol’s big episode.
Interview with Danai Gurira about both her play-writing and playing Michonne.
HSN is releasing “From the Set” clothing collections, designed by television costume designers. Not surprisingly, Janie Bryant of Mad Men is involved.
Here’s Rob James Collier, who plays Thomas on Downton Abbey, being self-deprecating about his performance.
Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern is focusing on her music career.
Masters of Sex regular Sarah Silverman talks about her struggle with depression and panic disorder.