Basket of News, February 5, 2016

 Posted by on February 5, 2016 at 7:45 am  Media-Web-News  Add comments
Feb 052016

Yikes! There is a Russian Mad Men, and Matt Zoller Seitz is all over it. Seitz has also written video essays about four movies that inspired Mad Men.

Lots of SAG news, including a lavish fashion spread in PopSugar, a Kristen Wiig/Jon Hamm reunion (they co-starred in Bridesmaids and Friends With Kids), and ICYMI, Roberta talks about Jon Hamm presenting but not winning.

Also at the SAGs, Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel on the red carpet following news of a Gilmore Girls revival.

Christina Hendricks didn’t think Mad Men would ever get picked up.

Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka, now 16, talks about getting a “tip” from January Jones.

Jon Hamm is an Annie Award (animation films) nominee.

Alicia Witt of Friday Night Lights will be appearing on The Walking Dead, potentially in season 7.

Norman Reedus promises the second half of season 6 will have more Daryl.

In other casting news, Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible II) has joined the cast of Fear the Walking Dead for season 2, as has Arturo del Puerto.

Masters of Sex will be back for season 4, but a ratings decline indicates there may be no season 5.

Masters of Sex star Annaleigh Ashford has been cast has Columbia in the upcoming FOX Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Enjoy a first look at Better Call Saul season 2.

Better Call Saul will stream on Netflix outside the US on the day after new episodes air.

Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley) discusses her Downton Abbey character with the New York Times.

Inside Downton Abbey’s gruesome dinner scene of last week.

Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey’s Matthew Crawley) will star in a new X-Men spinoff series, Legion.

Our year-end awards post is updated again! Find out what’s new.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah, Polly Draper, and Basketcases in the comments.



  8 Responses to “Basket of News, February 5, 2016”

  1. I am surprised that there has been no mention of Maggie Schiff, currently starring in Billions as Paul Giamatti’s wife. Billions is cable series concerning the pursuit of a fictional Hedge Fund owner by the NY District Attorney. Ms. Schiff has a key role.

  2. Michael Gladis has been selected for a recurring role in the new AMC/Lionsgate Drama, “Feed The Beast”, currently filming 10 episodes in the Bronx.

  3. Robert Morse appears in the Funny Or Die Trump biopic “Art of the Deal.” He plays Walter Hoving of Tiffany’s who sells the air space above the store to Trump.

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