Returns February 9
This week, Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd talk about what’s to come in Season 4, while Scott Wilson and David Morrissey discuss their characters’ farewells. Plus, E! Online previews what the audience has to look forward to in the season’s back half. Read on for more:
• Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman dissect the mid-season finale with The Hollywood Reporter. Gimple, who is also interviewed by Vulture, teases that Carol will “return at some point. We might have flying cars at that point, but she will return.”
• TV Guide also gets Robert Kirkman’s take on “Too Far Gone.” Kirkman, who chats with Entertainment Weekly too, notes that Rick and Carl are “definitely in the most dangerous position that they’ve been in yet, which is where all of the characters are coming out of this episode.”
This week, Ming Chen, talking to 411mania, calls Stan Lee the planet’s “coolest human being,” while issues of Cryptozoic Man enjoy rising bids on eBay after last week’s Comic Book Men. Plus, Den of Geek and Hypable previewed the mid-season finale. Read on for more:
• Ming Chen talks to 411mania about Comic Book Men and meeting Stan Lee, “bar none, the coolest human being on the planet.”
• Bleeding Cool reports that eBay bids for issues of Walt Flanagan and Bryan Johnson’s Cryptozoic Man comic are going “insane” after being plugged on Comic Book Men’s mid-season finale.
• Den of Geek and Hypable offered preview photos from the mid-season finale, which takes place at Baltimore Comic Con.
This week, CarterMatt names Hell on Wheels one of the year’s most underrated TV shows, while Den of Geek talks to Colm Meaney about his new film and his career to date. Plus, Common chats with the Chicago Sun-Times. Read on for more:
• CarterMatt considers Hell on Wheels one of 2013′s most underrated TV shows, calling it “fast-paced, thrilling entertainment.”
• Den of Geek, observing that Colm Meaney’s “varied career has seen him contribute to some prime fillets of geekbait,” talks to the Hell on Wheels actor about his new film, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.
• Common talks to the Chicago Sun-Times about Midwest women, who possess “that real balance of soft with authentic toughness.”
This week, the Toronto Star discusses the mood on the Mad Men final season set with Christina Hendricks, while Elisabeth Moss is one of GQ‘s “Babes of the Year.” Plus, The Hollywood Reporter chooses “The Wheel” as one of its favorite Thanksgiving episodes. Read on for more:
• Christina Hendricks tells the Toronto Star, “Every time a new script arrives we just fall on it and tear it apart looking for clues as to where our characters are going to wind up.”
• The Hollywood Reporter cites Season 1’s “The Wheel” as one of TV’s best Thanksgiving episodes.
• GQ dubs Elisabeth Moss one of its “Babes of the Year,” recognizing her for “Foreign Accent of the Year” (from Sundance’s Top of the Lake miniseries).
This week, Breaking Bad and Vince Gilligan make it onto Adweek’s Hot List, while Gilligan is one of Made Men’s 2013 Men of the Moment. Plus, Skyler and Jesse are now popular baby names. Read on for more:
• Made Man does a video interview with Vince Gilligan as part of an end-of-the-year program honoring outstanding men’s achievement.
• More parents are naming their children “Skyler” and “Jesse” because of Breaking Bad, according to Sky News.
• Breaking Bad notches a Producers Guild of America award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama,” says The Hollywood Reporter.
• Mike Zapcic speaks with the Associated Press about a rare comic book collection that’s going up for auction.
• Bleeding Cool interviews Walt Flanagan about his comic, Cryptozoic Man.
• Zap2it has a clip from last week’s episode, “Dukes of Jersey,” where Kevin Smith and Walt Flanagan debate the Green Goblin and the Joker.
This week, ShortList talks Mad Men with Jon Hamm, while Ellen DeGeneres imagines what Mad Men would be like without cigarettes. Plus, Kiernan Shipka discusses playing a Disney mermaid. Read on for more:
• Jon Hamm tells ShortList that Mad Men’s vaunted secrecy when it comes to scripts and plotlines makes the show “very retroactive” because “we live in a culture right now where everything is available, always.”
• In honor of the Great American Smokeout, Ellen takes a look at what Mad Men would be like without the smoking.
• A.V. Club continues its reviews of Mad Men’s Season 1 episodes, awarding an A- to “Marriage of Figaro.”
• The View hosts Norman Reedus, who says zombies aren’t scary because of their make-up. Rather, “It’s the scared, lost dying person behind the monster that’s scary.”
• Steven Yeun talks to Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show about trying to grow a mustache and why he’s not allowed to do it for The Walking Dead.
• Scott Gimple teases to The Hollywood Reporter that this week’s midseason finale “fulfills the story of the first seven episodes. It is very much an ending of sorts for a lot of these characters’ stories.”
• Lauren Cohan talks to Eide Magazine about Maggie: “Even within the boundaries of her southern, religious upbringing, there is such a feistiness about her.” Cohan also speaks with The Philadelphia Inquirer about her background and how best to kill a zombie.
This week, Ruben Santiago-Hudson receives rave reviews for his off-Broadway performance as August Wilson, while Sprague Grayden joins a TV show in a recurring role. Plus, check out photos of David Costabile in his new play. Read on for more:
• Reviewing August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned, The New York Observer calls the production “fine and funny” and observes that Ruben Santiago-Hudson wears Wilson’s character “like a second skin.”
• TheWrap reports that Sprague Grayden is joining the Season 2 cast of FOX’s The Following in a recurring role.
• Broadway World has photos of David Costabile in The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, which opens in New York on Dec. 9.
This week, Colm Meaney discusses one of his new films, One Chance, while Motley Fool cites Hell on Wheels as a reason for liking AMC Networks’ stock. Plus, Phil Burke is doing a reading in New York. Read on for more:
• Australia’s The (Gladstone) Observer interviews Colm Meaney about his role in One Chance, “a feel-good film with a classic rags-to-riches story” about Britain’s Got Talent’s Paul Potts.
• Phil Burke will participate in a reading of Rebecca Gilman’s screenplay adaptation of Blue Surge next week in New York, according to Broadway World.