Basket of News, Feb. 21-27, 2015

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Feb 272015

MadMenFinalPosterVulture unveiled the last official poster for Mad Men — with comments from Matthew Weiner.  The first trailer is online as well, icymi.

Mad Men Season 7.1 will be available on Netflix on Mar. 22.

John Slattery talks to HuffPost Live about the end of Mad Men and the fate of Roger Sterling.

Vincent Kartheiser tells Variety that Pete Campbell is even more Pete Campbell in the final stretch.

January Jones talks to People about her Mad Men audition.

Christina Hendricks speaks with The New York Post and The Hollywood Reporter about living in NYC…and the end of Mad Men.

Kiernan Shipka shares her favorite Mad Men scene with Teen Vogue.

The New York Times and the Associated Press talk to Elisabeth Moss about heading to Broadway.  And here’s your Associated Press correction of the week:

The Playboy Club Manual of 1968.

The Walking Dead’s season five finale will be an extended 90-minute episode airing March 29.

Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira discuss Alexandria. Continue reading »

Feb 222015

Basket of News, Feb. 14-20, 2015

Feb 20, 2015

ICYMI: The Mad Men Season 7.2 promo photo gallery. Jessica Pare’s ensemble is a custom Janie Bryant design. Matthew Weiner talks to THR (in print and video) about the early Mad Men auditions. Don Draper’s gray suit and fedora are headed to the Smithsonian.  The L.A. Times details some of the exhibitions, panel conversations and […]

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Basket of News, Feb. 7-13, 2015

Feb 13, 2015

The premiere of Better Call Saul was the biggest series premiere in cable history, while The Walking Dead‘s mid-season premiere was the highest performing regularly-scheduled entertainment program of 2015. Better Call Saul‘s Peter Gould and Bob Odenkirk talk to Entertainment Weekly (and THR) about Tuco.  Raymond Cruz talked to THR and The Daily Beast about […]

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Basket of News, Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2015

Feb 6, 2015

The Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Andrew Lincoln, and Steven Yeun did a TimesTalk: has the highlights, if you’re super-busy.  They also have video of a Google hangout with Gimple, Lincoln, Lauren Cohan and Michael Cudlitz. The Today show visited The Walking Dead set and met with Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun and […]

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Basket of News, Jan. 24-30, 2015

Jan 30, 2015

Is Downton Abbey ending after Season 6?  Rumors run rampant. Jon Hamm and John Slattery have joined the expanding cast of Netflix’s miniseries revival of Wet Hot American Summer. (via Polly Draper) Matthew Weiner is a member of the Berlin Film Festival’s international jury. Wired published a guide to binge-watching Mad Men.  The UK’s Telegraph […]

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Basket of News, Jan. 17-23, 2015

Jan 23, 2015

The Walking Dead has released two new midseason trailers. This is “Another Day”: The second is titled “Surviving Together.” Norman Reedus talks about Daryl’s current state of mind with TV Guide.  He’s also among the celebrity cameos in Sleater-Kinney’s new video for “No Cities to Love.” Matthew Weiner revealed he has Jon Hamm to thank […]

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Basket of News, Jan. 10-16, 2015

Basket of News, Jan. 10-16, 2015

Jan 16, 2015

Mad Men will return for its final seven episodes on Sunday, April 5. Matthew Weiner and stars Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser and John Slattery took to the stage at the TCA confab  to reminisce about their time together on the show. (via Polly Draper)  Alan Sepinwall live-blogged the panel, though Daniel Fienberg […]

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Basket of News, Jan. 3-9, 2015

Jan 9, 2015

Downton Abbey returned for its fifth-season debut Sunday on par with its premiere numbers a year ago. Downton Abbey showrunner Julian Fellowes joined The Hollywood Reporter for a (spoiler-free) reflection on what he and his Downton team have accomplished over the season. Alan Sepinwall, the HuffPost, The Independent and the BBC are among those (like […]

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Basket of News, Dec. 27, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015

Basket of News, Dec. 27, 2014-Jan. 2, 2015

Jan 2, 2015

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I wore a fine cut of meat like a big ol’ Texas belt buckle. Jon Hamm is one of the featured sources in a New York Times piece on Black Mirror, social media, and the post-Mad Men TV environment. BuzzFeed‘s list of the most badass women […]

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Basket of News, Dec. 20-26, 2014

Dec 26, 2014

Jon Hamm won the People Magazine Award for TV Performance of the Year (Actor), which he accepted from Elisabeth Moss: …and he talked to People afterward. Jon also talked to The Guardian about the Black Mirror Christmas special; He tells The Independent there has been nothing like it since The Twilight Zone.  Both Slate and TV Overmind […]

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Basket of News, Dec. 13-19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014

Christina Hendricks has signed on to star opposite Luke Wilson in the Showtime comedy pilot Roadies from Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams. (via Polly Draper) Jon Hamm shows how it would feel to block people in real life. THR is compiling everything it knows about Cobalt, the companion show to The Walking Dead. Is TWD‘s […]

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Basket of News, Dec. 6-12, 2014

Dec 12, 2014

The SAG Awards and Golden Globes nominations were announced (via Polly Draper).  SAG favors Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland.  Mad Men and The Walking Dead were generally snubbed (TWD gets a SAG nod for stunts), and Homeland was snubbed by the Globes, who gave much love to Fargo. […]

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