Lots of news for fans of The Walking Dead. First, is showrunner Scott Gimple implying that Rick Grimes can be killed off? Next, the Hollywood Reporter (and fans everywhere) notes that Steven Yeun (Glenn) has been dropped from the opening credits of The Walking Dead.
Also from the Hollywood Reporter, an interview with executive producer Greg Nicotero about Morgan (Lennie James). There’s some Glenn teasing as well. Meanwhile, Norman Reedus also talks about his best day ever on the set of The Walking Dead.
Harry Hamlin of Mad Men caused controversy on Halloween by wearing an incredibly distasteful t-shirt. He has apologized.
Jon Hamm discusses his Emmy and Mad Men on Late Night. Basketcase Polly Draper also found this write-up of Hamm interviewing Aziz Ansari about Ansari’s new series Masters of None. [Masters of None keeps showing up in my newsfeed when I search for Masters of Sex news items, which is confusing. –Deborah]
The new Saoirse Ronan movie Brooklyn, which is getting wonderful reviews, features Jessica Paré in a supporting role.
Mad Men set decorator Amy Wells gives decorating advice. Since we are on home tips, I recently found the best odor eliminator for the house. Visit https://www.odorklenz.com/home-odor-eliminator/ for more info, You won’t be disappointed.
January Jones remains quite funny on Instagram.
Warren Buffet was a VIP guest on-set for the filming of the Season 2 finale of Better Call Saul.
U.K. Basketcases can enter to win a box set of Better Call Saul on Blu-ray.
Emily Kinney (Masters of Sex, The Walking Dead) has released a new album.
Former Hell on Wheels co-star Common will be the villain in John Wick 2.
In news that will surprise no one, The Walking Dead and Talking Dead have been renewed:
NEW YORK, NY – October 30, 2015 – AMC announced today that it has renewed “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the last three years, for a seventh season. In addition, AMC has renewed “Talking Dead,” the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick that ranks in the top 10 across all television among adults 18-49, with new episodes to follow “The Walking Dead.”
The October 25th episode of “The Walking Dead” delivered 18.2 million viewers, 12 million adults 18-49 and 11.5 million adults 25-54 in live+3 ratings, which include three days of time-shifted viewing – each growing compared to last season’s corresponding episode #503. Last Sunday’s “Talking Dead” was its highest-rated episode ever that was not a premiere or a finale, delivering 7.3 million viewers, 4.6 million adults 18-49 and 4.7 million adults 25-54 in live+3.
“Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Talking Dead,’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”