TCA: AMC doubles scripted series lineup, announces “Humans,” “Making of Mob”

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AMC continues to dominate as one of cable TV’s hottest properties with mega hits like The Walking Dead, Mad Men and the hugely anticipated Vince Gilligan spinoff Better Call Saul. At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier promised a substantial increase in the number of originals for 2015. Collier said AMC will have “nearly double the number of scripted series between returning shows like The Walking Dead and Mad Men, TURN: Washington Spies, Halt and Catch Fire and Hell on Wheels along with new series, including Better Call Saul, Humans, Badlands and … Continue reading

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TCA: 7 episodes make up “perfect” Mad Men series finale

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It’s not often that a cast panel can weigh on your emotions, but tears filled some of our eyes at the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press tour as AMC and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner shared a “road to the finale” video montage that captured the emotion of the series’ last seven seasons (less the final episodes). The images were played along to Paul Anka’s “Times of Your Life” and served as a timeline to showcase the last 10 years of these characters’ amazing journeys.  The final seven episodes of Mad Men begin on Sunday, April 5 at 10pmET/PT on … Continue reading

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Bob Odenkirk tells us what to expect in “Better Call Saul”

Bob Odenkirk tells us what to expect in "Better Call Saul"

In August of 2013, millions of fans strapped in for the final eight episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series Breaking Bad from mastermind Vince Gilligan and took the ride of their lives, witnessing the dark, dark descent and crumbling of almost every single character. The only certainty at that point was that one character would see an afterlife, and that was Walter White’s “two-bit, bus-bench attorney” Saul Goodman, played by comedy great Bob Odenkirk. Gilligan had announced just a few months prior to the final episodes of Bad that he and writer Peter Gould would be developing a spinoff series, … Continue reading

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7 Questions with … Josh McDermitt of The Walking Dead

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As those of us who’ve earnestly studied The Walking Dead Season 5 trailer know well, so much depends on a mullet-sporting doctor. At least it sure seems that way. With most of the Grimes Gang — plus Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) and his faithful security detail Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) and Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) — trapped in a Terminus train car by the possibly people-eating Gareth (Andrew J. West) and his fellow Terminans, Porter’s insistence that a cure awaits in Washington, D.C. appears to be the group’s only salvation. That’s not lost on McDermitt, who along with … Continue reading

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7 Questions with Emily Kinney of The Walking Dead

7 Questions with Emily Kinney of The Walking Dead

Emily Kinney, the 29-year-old songbird who plays Beth Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead says that while she’s endlessly grateful Beth survived to Season 5, she’s especially happy that the youngest Greene has finally been able to stop minding the children and show the world what she’s made of. “You don’t see Beth a lot in those first couple seasons, so as an actor, I’m filling in those gaps, filling in things that aren’t written with my imagination,” Kinney says of the second half of Season 4 that saw her holding her own (and revealing her innermost thoughts) while on … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Season 5: What happened to Beth? Emily Kinney talks!

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When last we saw Beth Greene — the once fragile blossom who wanted to kill herself in her mama’s bed in Season 2 of AMC’s pop culture phenomenon The Walking Dead — she was being swept away in a big, black, cross-bedecked car after a liberating few days in the woods with Daryl (Norman Reedus). • MORE: Emily Kinney answers our 7 Questions! While the Season 5 trailer reveals that Beth is holding her own — and proving she can take a punch — in what appears to be a brutal asylum of some sort, rumors of the arrival of … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead: Does Dr. Eugene really have a cure? We ask Josh McDermitt

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No question about it: As The Walking Dead‘s upcoming Season 5 unspools, Dr. Eugene Porter has his work cut out for him. Trapped in a Terminus train car with comrades old and new,  the survival of the ever-growing Grimes gang appears to hinge on the mulleted M.D. not being a fibber about the actuality of that cure in Washington, D.C. • MORE: The Walking Dead Season 5: Where is Beth? We ask Emily Kinney! “This is the only thing that’s giving them hope,” says Josh McDermitt, who plays the mysterious Dr. Porter. “We see in the trailer that they’re all tied up … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Season 5 preview: Terminus isn’t terminal

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Here’s what we know about Season 5 so far, Walking Dead faithful. The action picks up right where Season 4 left off, and co-executive producer Robert Kirkman promises that we’ll learn more about the residents of Terminus (apparently called “Terminans”) from the get-go in a season that will adhere closely to the comic-book storylines. And yes, despite horrific snippets of what looks like a human slaughterhouse in the lightning-paced Season 5 trailer, our captives in that train car do appear to escape, thanks to Dr. Eugene’s (Josh McDermitt) promise of a cure in Washington, D.C. • MORE: The Walking Dead … Continue reading

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Mackenzie Davis plays “Halt and Catch Fire” computer genius Cameron

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AMC’s new fictional drama Halt and Catch Fire, premiering Sunday, June 1, at 10pm ET/PT, goes back to the early 1980s, when personal computing was in its infancy and Apple and IBM had the market cornered. Enter Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), a former IBM exec with a chip on his shoulder and a vision to turn his new employer, Cardiff Electric, on its head. Joe enlists down-on-his-luck Cardiff engineer Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy) to help him crack the IBM PC’s codes and put the screws to Big Blue. Joining their team is computer prodigy Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), a brilliant but … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead: Josh McDermitt on what’s ahead for Dr. Eugene Porter and Co.

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With just two episodes left in The Walking Dead Season 4, we’re all on the march to Terminus, right? Er, right? Even if not all of us are exactly aware that that’s what we’re doing? And if it’s a good idea or not. Plus, we’ve got some new folks along for the ride. Dr. Eugene Porter, Sgt. Abraham Ford and Rosita Espinosa — the long-awaited fan favorites from The Walking Dead graphic novels — have swerved off their mission to get the mullet-noggined, trigger-happy Eugene to Washington, D.C., and are tagging along with Glenn and Tara at his insistence. And … Continue reading

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