Austin Chronicle Touts Halt and Catch Fire; Computerworld on Halt‘s Charisma

halt-and-catch-fire-107-joe-pace-325x200This week, The Austin Chronicle touts Halt and Catch Fire, while Computerworld thinks the show isn’t just for geeks. Plus, CarterMatt checks out the next episode. Read on for more:

The Austin Chronicle lists five reasons to watch Halt and Catch Fire, including the fact that “the main characters work.”

Halt and Catch Fire has “enough charisma and synergy to transcend being a show for geeks,” Computerworld proclaims.

CarterMatt previews Season 1, Episode 8, “The 214s,” and speculates about the meaning of the episode’s title.

• For recaps and reviews of Season 1, Episode 7, “Giant,” check out A.V. Club, Bustle, New York Observer, The New York Times, Pop Eye, Popular Mechanics and Rolling Stone.

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Vince Gilligan Reveals Better Call Saul Details; Independent Shares Intel on the Show

better-call-saul-401-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Vince Gilligan shares some Better Call Saul details. Plus, The Independent discusses what’s already known about the show. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly reports on what Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould had to say about Better Call Saul, including the show’s 2002 setting and Saul’s original name – Jimmy McGill – at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. The Associated Press, NBC News and TVLine also have their takes, while Crave Online has the full conversation.

The Independent chronicles “everything we know about the Breaking Bad spinoff so far.”

Unleash the Fanboy shares two things “we absolutely need to see” on Better Call Saul.

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TVLine Showcases Season 4 Trailer; MacKenzie Porter Talks About Acting on Hell on Wheels

hell-on-wheels-401-thomas-meaney-maggie-horsdal-325This week, TVLine showcases a new Season 4 trailer, while MacKenzie Porter talks about acting on Hell on Wheels. Plus, the Season 3 DVD wins kudos from Phil’s Picks. Read on for more:

TVLine shares a Season 4 trailer and observes, “The new season of AMC’s Hell on Wheels is almost here — but it doesn’t look like every character is going to live long enough to enjoy it.”

Crave Online interviews MacKenzie Porter, who says the Hell on Wheels “scripts are brilliant. It’s every actor’s dream to work on a show with amazing writers and I am very fortunate to be living that dream right now!” Plus, Crave Online also has a video preview where viewers “get a glimpse of Cullen’s life inside Fort Smith…”

Phil’s Picks calls Hell on Wheels “one of TV’s top dramas,” ahead of the Season 3 DVD and Blu-ray.
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Breaking Bad Emmy Nods Make News; Bryan Cranston To Star in TV Version of All the Way

breaking-bad-s4-jesse-paul-lydia-325x200This week, Breaking Bad‘s Emmy nominations make lots of news, while Bryan Cranston is slated to star in a TV version of All the Way being produced by Steven Spielberg. Plus, Cranston leaves a farewell message in his dressing room for the next occupant. Read on for more:

The Los Angeles Times calls Breaking Bad‘s best drama Emmy nomination “virtually a foregone conclusion.”

Deadline reports that Bryan Cranston will star in an HBO Films version of All the Way — for which he won a Tony for playing President Lyndon Johnson — being produced by Steven Spielberg.

GoldDerby describes the best drama actor Emmy competition between Bryan Cranston and True Detective‘s Matthew McConaughey as the “ultimate Emmy heavyweight bout.” Indiewire thinks it will be “Bryan Cranston all the way, for the final season.”
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Daryl in Distress in EW; E! Online Talks Season 5 With Steven Yeun

the-walking-dead-416-daryl-reedus-terminus-325x200This week, Entertainment Weekly has a photo of Daryl in trouble, while Steven Yeun has a chat with E! Online about Season 5. Plus, Wetpaint recaps AMC’s Inside The Walking Dead. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly features an exclusive photo of “a bloodied and bruised Daryl, who has also been gagged and bound.”

Steven Yeun speaks with E! Online about the group’s experience at Terminus, saying, “I can’t give too much away… I will say the group is evolving, the group is not a group to be messed with anymore.”

Wetpaint has a recap of AMC’s documentary, Inside The Walking Dead, which includes the revelation that Norman Reedus will “probably, like, set my trailer on fire” if Daryl is killed off. ComicBook.com also has an account of the documentary. Indiewire has a video of the entire 43-minute documentary.
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Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks Talk Emmys; Robert Morse Discusses Cooper’s Death

mad-men-s7-joan-hendricks-roger-slattery-325x200This week, Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks talk about their Emmy nominations, while Robert Morse chats with Playbill about Cooper’s death. Plus, Teyonah Parris speaks with The Huffington Post about Dawn. Read on for more:

Jon Hamm speaks to The New York Times about his latest Emmy nod and characterizes Mad Men‘s last day as “a bunch of people saying goodbye to characters that they had originated and played for many, many years.”

Christina Hendricks speaks to both the Los Angeles Times and USA Today about hearing she was nominated for an Emmy award.

Wired is backing Christina Hendricks for the best drama supporting actress Emmy, saying, “Just give Red the damn Emmy already! Like, seriously. Make it fourth time’s the charm.”
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Peter Gould on Better Call Saul Timeline; Digital Spy Shares Ideas for Spinoff

breaking-bad-walt-bryan-cranston-saul-bob-odenkirk-press-325This week, Peter Gould speaks with the New York Daily News, while Digital Spy throws out its ideas for Better Call Saul. Plus, Dave Porter is ready to compose the music for the Breaking Bad spinoff. Read on for more:

Peter Gould talks to the New York Daily News about the flexibility of Better Call Saul‘s timeline, how “perhaps some of it takes place before Breaking Bad, during Breaking Bad, and after Breaking Bad. That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on Breaking Bad.”

Digital Spy lists seven things “we need to see” in Better Call Saul, including how Saul met Jesse and what Gus’ backstory is.

Dave Porter, Breaking Bad‘s composer, tells Film Music Society that he’s hoping “to get the call” for Better Call Saul.
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Mackenzie Davis Talks Cameron With NY Daily News; Rolling Stone on Tech-Geek Nostalgia

hacf-cameron-mackenzie-106-325x200This week, Mackenzie Davis talks about Cameron with the New York Daily News, while Rolling Stone examines tech-geek nostalgia. Plus, a Halt and Catch Fire cast member is tapped to play Frozen‘s Kristoff. Read on for more:

Mackenzie Davis tells the New York Daily News that Cameron’s not only about attitude: “She’s so not just that rebel without a cause. She has a larger sensibility. She wants to make a difference.”

Rolling Stone cites Halt and Catch Fire as an example of “tech-geek nostalgia,” which “seems to be in the air.”

TVLine reports that Scott Michael Foster (Hunt Whitmarsh) has been cast as Frozen‘s Kristoff in Season 4 of ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
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Craig Silverstein Discusses Season 2 With EW; TURN Renewal Good News for Richmond.com

turn-redcoats-british-press-325x200This week, Craig Silverstein discusses Season 2 with Entertainment Weekly. Plus, TURN‘s renewal is good news for Richmond.com. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly talks to Craig Silverstein, who says he’d like Season 2 to show how the Revolutionary War was part of a global war, “how the British were fighting on all fronts, and to them, the colonial rebellion was just one of the many little problems that were going on.”

Richmond.com calls TURN‘s Season 2 renewal “very, very good news.”

• Heather Lind is set for a guest-starring role on Season 2 of FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, playing an old flame of Ichabod Crane, according to TVLine.

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EW Features Season 4 Cast Photo; Moviepilot Touts New Teaser

hell-on-wheels-cullen-anson-elam-common-press-325x200This week, Entertainment Weekly features a Season 4 cast photo. Plus, Moviepilot applauds Hell on Wheels and features a new teaser. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly showcases a Season 4 cast photo and gets some scoop on Elam’s fate (“I think you will be surprised to see the manner in which he survives”) from John Wirth, as well as updates on other cast members.

Moviepilot features a new Season 4 teaser and notes that Hell on Wheels has “gone from strength to strength every season, overcoming the Saturday night slot, a historically difficult airtime, and becoming one of the most successful shows on the air right now.”

Anson Mount appears on The Better Show and characterizes Cullen as “a man who’s addicted to conflict.”

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