Basket of News, March 18, 2016

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Mar 182016

Elisabeth Moss talks Mad Men and Top of the Lake.

Lots of Rich Sommer (Harry Crane) news this week! First, Basketcase Gregg found a New York Times article about Firewatch, an interactive drama video game with Rich voicing one of the main characters. Rich, an avid gamer, is also a part of the web series Board With Life, discussed by the AV Club. As if all that wasn’t enough! Rich Sommer (appears at 15:150 in the clip) helps Jon Oliver make his own Apple commercial about encryption.

Rich Sommer also appears in this next story, but so do Jon Hamm and John Slattery. Mark Oliver Everett, known as “E” from the band. EELS, met his Mad Men heroes backstage at one of his concerts and it was a dream come true involving Love and Judd Apatow.

This article discusses how various actresses have dealt with pregnancy during their series, including January Jones on Mad Men and Claire Danes on Homeland. The ludicrous fail in last week’s The Walking Dead was not mentioned.

Binge-watching is regional: Guess what New Yorkers love?

Casting directors reveal the most sought-after actress in network television—Mad Men fans rejoice!

The Boston Globe fantasizes about the next Downton Abbey and Matthew Weiner.

Basketcase Ruthie found a fascinating article about location scouting for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

Slippin’ Jimmy fans can cheer! Better Call Saul has been renewed for a third season.

Mike Margolis talks about his surprise return as “Tio” Salamanaca on this week’s Better Call Saul. Showrunner Vince Gilligan talks about that appearance, and about his plans for Jimmy McGill, at Paley Fest. Here are some highlights from the Paley Fest Better Call Saul panel, featuring Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seahorn, and Michael McKean.

Breaking Bad’s co-star Aaron Paul is a fan of Better Call Saul and would be thrilled to make an appearance.

The Vulture digs into an exploratory essay about Better Call Saul as the anti-Breaking Bad.

The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun (Glenn) has joined the cast of the film Mayhem.

Guns and ammo will finally be treated as a finite resource on The Walking Dead.

The Walking Dead will have a permanent attraction at Universal Studios.

EW has exclusive Season 2 promos for Fear the Walking Dead.

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  2 Responses to “Basket of News, March 18, 2016”

  1. When are we going to get some American Crime Story love up in here?
    Courtney B. Vance, and the masterful Sarah Paulson should be cueing up their acceptance speeches, Pronto!

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