Basket of News, October 30, 2015

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Annaleigh Ashford, beloved on Masters of Sex, is starring on Broadway as the title character in Sylvia.

Mad Chick saw this sad news item: Masters of Sex post-production supervisor Valerie Joseph has died.

Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka appears on Time Magazine’s list of last year’s most influential teens.

We’ve previously reported that Vincent Kartheiser will star in Saints and Strangers, a Plymouth Rock-era offering from National Geographic Channel. Here’s the first shot of him in costume, and some video.

The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple addresses the Glenn issue in a non-spoiler but interesting way.

Walking Dead fans may enjoy this take on the psycho-social aspects of what monsters (zombies among them) are popular and what that means at any given period in history.

The music of Mad Men is coming to vinyl.

Courtesy of B. Cooper comes this interview with Terry Gross, Goddess of the Interview. Matthew Weiner, a favorite guest on her show, is quoted.

From Mad Chick, an oral history of the Mad Men lawnmower scene.

From Polly Draper: Where Fans Can See Don Draper’s Office.

A summary of television plots involving main characters seeking enlightenment, beginning, of course, with Don Draper at Esalen.

And while we’re in the department of shallow lists, this article talks about real life couples who met by playing couples. Mad Men opens the list.

Steve Coogan is dating Daisy Lewis, the annoying teacher from Downton Abbey. Their Halloween costumes are gross and adorable.

From the Department of Press Releases:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AMC is bringing fans “The Walking Dead Mega Sunday” event on November 1st at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  During the all-new extended 90-minute episode of “The Walking Dead,” AMC will air the world premiere of the trailer for AMC’s upcoming, highly anticipated series “Preacher,” as well as the television premiere of the “Into the Badlands” trailer.

And another press release, for Daryl fans:

AMC GREENLIGHTS NON-FICTION SERIES

“RIDE WITH NORMAN REEDUS” (WT)…

ACTOR AND BIKER-ENTHUSIAST NORMAN REEDUS

HITS THE OPEN ROAD IN SIX, ONE-HOUR EPISODES TO EXPLORE MOTORCYCLE CULTURE AND ITS HISTORY

 NEW YORK, NY – October 29, 2015 – AMC announced today that it has greenlit the non-fiction series “Ride with Norman Reedus” (working title), which will debut in 2016.  Six one-hour episodes will follow actor and biker-enthusiast Reedus as he takes viewers on a ride on the open road to explore local motorcycle culture and its history and celebrate some of the best and brightest collectors, mechanics and motorcycle craftsmen around the country.  The series is produced by Left/Right Productions.

 Each episode of “Ride” will begin in a different city where Reedus and his riding companion – a fellow actor, musician, friend, or local chopper fanatic who shares his passion for motorcycles – will journey to a new destination. Along the way, they will stop at various locales such as custom bike shops, tattoo parlors, collector’s warehouses, or a roadside smokehouse…with plenty of time for unplanned detours and tire changes.  The series will also showcase different types of motorcycles each week including vintage, minis and cruisers.

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  One Response to “Basket of News, October 30, 2015”

  1. Thanks for including the ones I submitted, Deborah!

    I’d love to see Annaleigh Ashford on Broadway – I’m sure she is amazing. Sylvia sounds like an interesting play. I read that when it was first on Broadway years ago, Sarah Jessica Parker starred in it.

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