Basket of News, Nov. 15-21, 2014

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Nov 212014

John Hamm photobombs January Jones and Kiernan Shipka. More normal pics of the event at AMC. One of those shows January taking a selfie with Kiernan, which January posted to Instagram.

Jon Hamm is also set to reprise his brief role as an inept National Parks employee on Parks and Recreation. (via Polly Draper)

The Audience Network will air the U.K.’s Black Mirror: White Christmas, which stars Jon Hamm, in the U.S. on Christmas Day.

Matthew Weiner will be presented with an International Emmy Award next week by Christina Hendricks and John Slattery.

Robert Kirkman talks to THR about revisiting several familiar locations last Sunday on The Walking Dead.

Melissa McBride talks to AMC about filming her action-packed Season 5 scenes and how Carol has changed since Season 1. She also talked to Entertainment Weekly about last Sunday’s epsiode.

Emily Kinney talks about modelling, Beth, and why it’s getting harder for her to watch The Walking Dead.

Steven Yeun gets his very own Funny or Die skit titled “What’s Eating Steven Yeun.

Michael Cudlitz talks to Vanity FairTV Guide and Zap2It about Abraham, Rick and Negan.

The Wall Street Journal visited Walker Stalker Con.

Christina Hendricks is attached to star in The Hurricanes, a buddy comedy about a struggling former pop star attempting to get her band back together.

Jessica Paré talked aboot the end of Mad Men and more with the Canadian Press.

Patrick Cavanaugh (Smitty) is in a new Wendy’s advertisement. (via Mad Chick)

Kasha Kropinski talks to Entertainment Weekly and Cowboys & Indians about her pivotal scenes in last week’s Hell On Wheels.

The Better Call Saul series premiere will be a two-night television event.

Julie Ann Emery and Jeremy Shamos have joined the cast of Better Call Saul.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.


Basket of News, Nov. 8-14, 2014

 Posted by on November 14, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  12 Responses »
Nov 142014

Hell On Wheels will be returning for a fifth and final season. Like it has done with Mad Men and Breaking Bad, AMC will split the final season into two halves, with seven episodes airing in 2015 and seven in 2016. [Deadline also notes some curious aspects of the decision to end the show. -K]

Showtime has renewed both Homeland and The Affair for another season.

Norman Reedus is interviewed by Andy Warhol(!):

WARHOL: How do you fight off all the groupies?

REEDUS: I try not to.

Michael Cudlitz talks to The Hollywood reporter about last Sunday’s The Walking Dead, which featured a nearly straight-from-the-comic adaptation of Abraham Ford’s backstory. He also talked to the L.A. Times about his TWD experiences.

Josh McDemott also talked to THR about Eugene’s controversial part in last Sunday’s drama.  He also talked to CNN about Eugene’s motivation.

Jezebel talks to The Walking Dead‘s casting director, Sharon Bialy.

Bryan Cranston narrates part of the expletive-filled You Have to (Expletive) Eat, in full Walter White mode. (via Hollis)

AMC’s upcoming Mad Men marathon is re-airing the series from the beginning, starting this Sunday at 6AM/5c, and running to the final season premiere.

Jon Hamm will be one of Craig Ferguson’s final guests on CBS’ The Late Late Show.

Elisabeth Moss is bringing The Heidi Chronicles back to Broadway.

Christina Hendricks will star in The Hurricanes, a buddy comedy directed by Jonathan Lynn.

Jay R. Ferguson talks to WeAreMovieGeeks about his new movie, Mad Men, Twin Peaks, and a possible new TV project. (via Polly Draper) [Jay also talks about his love for Twin Peaks on the video commentary track for “Mystery Date,” which guest-starred Madchen Amick as one of Don’s former flings. -K]

James Wolk has been cast in Zoo, a new drama series based on James Patterson’s bestseller.

Jared Harris talks to THR about Racing Demon, an L.A. Theatre Works radio-theater performance.

What Culture looks at how Breaking Bad was almost completely different than it turned out to be.

Bob Odenkirk talks to The New York Times about books.

AMC Networks International Latin America on Monday unveiled deals for expanded carriage of its key cable networks in Mexico.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases like you.


Basket of News, Nov. 1-7, 2014

Nov 7, 2014

Downton Abbey is returning for a sixth season. Live With Kelly and Michael‘s Halloween episode featured a Mad Men-themed sketch. Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun also showed up on Live With Kelly and Michael‘s Halloween special to warn of the zombie apocalypse. Jon Hamm displays his love of internet cats on @midnight. Amy Poehler tells Seth […]

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Basket of News, Oct. 25-31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Jessica Paré and boyfriend John Kastner are expecting their first child together. Matthew Weiner, picking up his “Outstanding Television Writer” award from the Austin Film Festival, took time out to honor Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone as a major formative influence on his work.  He also talks about Serling at length in this vintage interview […]

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Basket of News, Oct. 18-24, 2014

Oct 24, 2014

A Florida mom petitioned to stop Toys R Us from selling Breaking Bad action figures.  The chain complied.  Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston tweeted about the kerfuffle. As Mad Men was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Matthew Weiner and Kiernan Shipka talked to Vulture about the final season (and whether they […]

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Basket of News, Oct. 11-17, 2014

Oct 17, 2014

The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere delivered the highest ratings in series history. even beating the NFL among the key demo. The Walking Dead‘s executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple tease Season 5.  Gimple and Robert Kirkman dissected the premiere with THR.  Gimple also talks about the premiere’s mystery villain, and is named one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s […]

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Basket of News, Oct. 4-10, 2014

Basket of News, Oct. 4-10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014

Bryan Batt wed Tom Cianfichi on Sept. 28 in New Orleans; Christina Hendricks attended the ceremony. The Walking Dead, which starts Season 5 this Sunday, has already been renewed for Season 6. Lauren Cohan shamelessly flirted with Craig Ferguson. She also did a GQ photo shoot, and talks to Entertainment Weekly about Maggie. Norman Reedus […]

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Basket of News, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2014

Oct 3, 2014

The Homeland Season 4 premiere gets thumbs-up from THR. Remember Homeland will be recapped here at the Basket! The Walking Dead‘s Season 5 premiere gets kudos at Variety. TWD‘s Scott Gimple, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Andrew J. West, Emily Kinney, and Norman Reedus all talk to Entertainment Weekly ahead of the S5 debut. Andrew Lincoln talks […]

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Basket of News, Sept. 20-26, 2014

Sep 26, 2014

AMC is making a seven-figure pitch to advertisers who want to be part of the final episode of Mad Men next year. (via Polly Draper) AMC is also looking for people (mostly Los Angelinos) to appear in a documentary promo for Mad Men. The Season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey drew an average audience of 8.4 million […]

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Basket of News, Sept. 13-19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014

At The New York Times, A.O. Scott features Mad Men in his essay in the death of adulthood in American culture. Edge magazine features Vincent Kartheiser in an interview and photoshoot, Harry Hamlin in a full interview, and Rich Sommer in a shorter one. (via Polly Draper) Jon Hamm talks to Australia’s Daily Telegraph about Mad […]

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Basket of News, Sept. 6-12, 2014

Sep 12, 2014

The Walking Dead dropped a full trailer for Season 5: Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun all talked about their TWD characters with Entertainment Weekly. Robert Kirkman tells Entertainment Weekly he knows how The Walking Dead comic will end. Jon Hamm was a presenter at the Stand Up to Cancer […]

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Basket of News, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2014

Sep 5, 2014

Christina Hendricks talking to Variety about the end of Mad Men? Yes, please: And here’s the trailer for Downton Abbey, Series 5: Jon Hamm has been doing overseas press for Million Dollar Arm, but he also talks about Mad Men, life after Don Draper, and A Young Doctor’s Notebook along the way with HeraldScotland, Ireland’s […]

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Basket of News, Aug. 23-29, 2014

Aug 29, 2014

So, the Emmys. Congrats to Breaking Bad and its cast; condolences to Mad Men and…well, just about everyone else. The impeccably groomed Jon Hamm was serenaded by Weird Al Yankovic and part of some uncomfortable humor. And here they all are, dressed to the nines at the AMC afterparty. [I thought Jay R. Ferguson shaved off […]

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