It’s not a Ted Chaough-centric spinoff (sorry, Kevin Rahm), but AMC has figured out a way to spend some extra time with the SC&P team. The network announced today that it would split the seventh and final season of Mad Men into two parts, just as it did with Season 5 of Breaking Bad. Hit the jump to find out when the episodes will air.
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Posted on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Breaking Bad isn’t the only acclaimed AMC series on its way out. Mad Men is expected to wind down with the upcoming seventh season, due out in 2014. And as with the depiction of Vince Gilligan’s drug underworld, Matthew Weiner‘s cutthroat ad industry could live on in the form of a spinoff. Or so hopes actor Kevin Rahm.
In a recent interview, Rahm floated the idea of a new series about the adventures of his character Ted Chaough and Vincent Kartheiser’s Pete Campbell in Los Angeles. It’s unclear whether anyone at AMC has actually given this some thought, or whether Rahm’s just spitballing, but a post-Mad Men show set in ’60s (or ’70s) LA sounds intriguing either way.
Hit the jump to read his comments. Note: Spoilers for Season 6 follow.
Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 by David Chen
Dave, Devindra, and Joanna Robinson try to get excited about a new Terminator film, reflect on the last season of Mad Men, praise the spectacular Spectacular Now, and remember the late, great James Gandolfini.
Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 by David Chen
Dave, Devindra, and Joanna Robinson from Pajiba lament the passing of one of the greatest film critics that ever lived, admire The Place Beyond the Pines, praise the gorgeously-shot Hannibal, and reminisce about the awesomeness of Adam Quigley.
Be sure to also read Roger Ebert’s Nil By Mouth, Press Play’s essay on Room 237, and why being an art thief is a really bad business plan.
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TV Bits: ‘Mad Men’, ‘Vikings’, ‘Bates Motel’, ‘Girls’, ‘Happy Endings’, ‘Jonathan Strange’, ‘The Bridge’
Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
Whether you’re scrambling to catch up on the Mad Men Season 6 premiere or you just want to experience it again, AMC’s got the entire episode online right now. Also after the jump:
- Vikings and Bates Motel get renewed
- Paul Reuben heads to Wonderland
- HBO’s Girls loses one of its boys
- Will USA pick up Happy Endings?
- The Kitten Bowl is coming in 2014
- Jonathan Strange is coming to the BBC
- Peter Berg will direct HBO’s The Leftovers
- See a trailer for Christopher Guest‘s Family Tree
- FX reveals four creepy promos for The Bridge
TV Bits: ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Mad Men’, ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Homeland’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘Cougar Town’, Louis CK, Eli Roth
Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s gonna be a great spring for TV lovers, with the returns of Game of Thrones and Mad Men just around the corner and Louis CK‘s new standup special waiting in the wings. Watch trailers for all three after the jump. Also:
- Damian Lewis talks Carrie and Brody’s future
- Look for cameos and references in Hannibal
- Seth Green also joins Seth MacFarlane‘s pilot
- Will Seth Meyers replace Jimmy Fallon?
- Cougar Town gets renewed for a fifth season
- TNT sets a return date for Falling Skies
- Mattel is working on UNO: The Game Show
- Bryan Cranston‘s Breaking Bad script gets stolen
- See new images from Eli Roth‘s Hemlock Grove
- Watch the first 14 minutes of TNT’s Defiance
Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
Matthew Weiner‘s intense secrecy can get a bit frustrating for fans eager to know more, but it has its upsides as well. One is the fact that even the barest hints about Mad Men turn into an exciting guessing game.
After a batch of totally unrevealing promo stills and an even more opaque teaser trailer, we now have our first look at the official Season 6 poster. There’s still no direct indication of where the new episodes are headed, but there are plenty of clues about key themes coming up. Even better, said clues are depicted by Brian Sanders, a veteran illustrator once employed by Stanley Kubrick to paint and draw scenes from the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Hit the jump to check it out.
It’s been a few days since our last TV Bits (sorry!), so we have a ton of stuff to catch up on. After the jump:
- Alexis Bledel, Kyle McLachlan, Hope Davis, and more get pilots
- Downton Abbey loses one character but gains six more
- Jeffrey Wright will be a series regular on Boardwalk Empire
- A bunch of Fox shows including The Following get early renewals
- The Zero Hour has gets cancelled by ABC after just three episodes
- Will Jimmy Fallon take over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show?
- The X-Files finally gets a tenth season… as a comic book
- Steven Soderbergh‘s Behind the Candelabra gets EW cover
- Hannibal and Mad Men offer up not very revealing teasers
- See character posters and an extended trailer for Game of Thrones
- Peek behind the scenes of Breaking Bad‘s final season
January Jones Says Emma Probably Won’t Be in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, Promises More Betty in ‘Mad Men’ Season 6
Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 by Angie Han
Bryan Singer seems to be bringing back just about everyone for X-Men: Days of Future Past, including actors like Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman from the previous trilogy. But there is, apparently, one notable exception. January Jones, who played Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, said she has not been contacted about reprising her role — and that she doesn’t expect that to change.
Fortunately for her fans, though, she’ll still be plenty visible in the coming months. The actress also promised that Betty
Draper Francis would play a more prominent role in Mad Men‘s sixth season than she did in its fifth. Keep reading after the jump.