Anson Mount Lands Video Game Role; CarterMatt Likes Hell‘s Ratings

hell-on-wheels-405-cullen-mount-325This week, Anson Mount lands a role in a video game, while CarterMatt is encouraged by Episode 3′s ratings. Plus, CarterMatt previews what’s to come in the next episode. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly reports that Anson Mount has joined the voice cast of The Evil Within, a video game from Bethesda Softworks.

CarterMatt.com notes that the ratings for Season 4, Episode 3, “Chicken Hill,” did well: “This is great news for all those hoping to see the show renewed, and we still feel like it will if this trend continues from start to finish.”

CarterMatt.com previews Season 4, Episode 5, “Life’s a Mystery,” and wonders “what in the world is going to happen” to The Swede?
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More Halt Renewal News; Indiewire Calls Halt the Best Show You’re Not Watching Yet

halt-and-catch-fire-106-joe-pace-325This week, there’s more news on Halt and Catch Fire‘s renewal, while Indiewire calls the drama the best show you’re not watching. Plus, Lee Pace reacts to the news about Season 2. Read on for more:

Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline and the Los Angeles Times all report on Halt and Catch Fire‘s Season 2 renewal.

Indiewire describes Halt and Catch Fire as “the best show on TV that you’re not watching yet.”

CarterMatt.com documents Lee Pace’s Twitter reaction to Halt and Catch Fire‘s renewal.
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Jon Hamm Jokes Around at the Emmys; THR Gathers Matthew Weiner with Top TV Creators

mad-men-705-don-hamm-325This week, Jon Hamm jokes around at the Emmys, while The Hollywood Reporter interviews Matthew Weiner and other top television creators. Plus, Elisabeth Moss talks Mad Men with USA Today. Read on for more:

E! Online highlights Jon Hamm participating in an “absolutely hilarious” bit at the Emmys where he asked host Seth Meyers a question and seemingly exulted that he was on TV.

The Hollywood Reporter gathers 24 of TV’s most acclaimed creators for an interview, including Matthew Weiner, who points out that classic TV series like All in the Family and The Defenders (referenced in a Mad Men episode) “really changed the culture.”

• Elisabeth Moss tells USA Today what she took from Mad Men‘s set and what her two favorite lines on the show have been.
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Bad Triumphs at Emmys; Aaron Paul Talks with EW on Emmy Wins and Goodbyes

breaking-bad-aaron-paul-vince-gilligan-emmys-325This week, Breaking Bad triumphs at the Emmys, while Aaron Paul tells Entertainment Weekly that the Breaking Bad Emmys sweep is a “damn good” goodbye. Plus, The Hollywood Reporter gathers acclaimed TV creators, Vince Gilligan among them, to talk about their time in television.

The New York Times reports that Breaking Bad “scored big” at the Emmys, with its second consecutive best drama prize and wins for Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul and Moira Walley-Beckett (for writing Season 5, Episode 14,”Ozymandias”). Vince Gilligan tells the Los Angeles Times that “when Aaron won and then when Anna won and Bryan won I thought, ‘Well hell, we might have a real chance here tonight.’”

• Aaron Paul tells Entertainment Weekly that it’s “an embarrassment of riches, being involved in something as special as Breaking Bad. This is probably one of the longest goodbyes in television history—and it’s a damn good one.”

• The Hollywood Reporter gathers 24 of TV’s most acclaimed creators, such as Vince Gilligan, who offers this advice: ”A good lesson I learned a while back was: pitch something you believe in. Even though it will be more heartbreaking when they say no, on the off chance they say yes, then you’re stuck doing it.”
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Dead Appears on EW Cover; Greg Nicotero Teases Season 5

the-walking-dead-411-greg-nicotero-glenn-yeun-325This week, The Walking Dead shows up on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, while Greg Nicotero teases Season 5 to The Huffington Post, Access Hollywood and Cinefantastique. Plus, Uproxx says the new teaser trailer for Season 5 is “sufficiently frightening.”

Entertainment Weekly puts The Walking Dead on four collectible covers this week and learns from Robert Kirkman that “By minute two or three of our season premiere, I think the vast majority of our questions have been answered, and five or six more have been presented…”

The Huffington Post interviews Greg Nicotero, who teases, “We hit certain milestones from the comic book that are tailored to our show and our characters, and certain storylines that we see in the comic book we will see in various places through Season 5.” Access Hollywood also talks to Greg Nicotero, who says that he kept one of Hershel’s heads and gave another one to Scott Wilson.

• Bloody Disgusting spotlights a new 10-second teaser for Season 5. ComicBook.com thinks “it makes things look pretty threatening for Rick Grimes and company,” while Uproxx calls it “sufficiently frightening.”
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Bob Odenkirk Chats With USA Today About Saul; New Teaser Poses More Questions

better-call-saul-saul-odenkirk-tease-2-325This week, Bob Odenkirk chats with USA Today about Better Call Saul, while a new teaser for the show is highlighted by several news outlets. Plus, The Independent recommends watching the show or risk being in the “cultural doghouse.” Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk talks with USA Today, saying it’s “very eventful to be in young Saul’s life. It’s more complex than you know.”

• The U.K.’s The Independent advises watching Better Call Saul because “missing out will mean banishment to the cultural doghouse for most of next year.”

The Hollywood Reporter showcases a new Better Call Saul teaser that poses an important question, “Why did Jimmy McGill become Saul Goodman?” The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, Time, Vanity Fair and Zap2it also watch the clip.
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Gene Simmons Talks KISS Makeup With Daily News; TV Ruckus Touts 4th

4th-and-loud-103-paul-stanley-325This week, Gene Simmons discusses why KISS makeup has no place in arena football, while TV Ruckus touts 4th and Loud. Plus, The Week spotlights the show. Read on for more:

• Gene Simmons tells the New York Daily News why the LA KISS players don’t wear the trademark KISS makeup when they play: “For one thing, you’ve got to earn it. Secondly, it’s got to be real football, not stuff going into everybody’s eyes while they are running on the field and getting tackled.”

TVRuckus assesses 4th and Loud: “So far, it is interesting…If you want to see a Gene Simmons/Paul Stanley reality series, yes, it’s worth a look.”

The Week spotlights 4th and Loud, concluding that it “isn’t cheesy, wisely focusing on the players — a scrappy group of undrafteds and has-beens looking for their break…” [No link]
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Washington Post Watches Colt Brennan on 4th; Gene Simmons Talks Reality TV

4th-and-loud-101-players-32This week, The Washington Post watches Colt Brennan, a former Washington Redskin, on 4th and Loud, while Gene Simmons talks to SportsGrid about reality TV. Plus, Simmons tells Postmedia News about the LA KISS’ first season. Read on for more:

The Washington Post watches the 4th and Loud premiere because Colt Brennan, a former Washington Redskin, is “a focal point” of the episode.

• Gene Simmons tells SportsGrid about 4th and Loud, saying, “This is not reality TV. This is reality.”

• Promoting 4th and Loud, Gene Simmons talks to Canada’s Postmedia News about LA KISS’ first season.
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Jon Hamm Interviews Elisabeth Moss, Throws Out First Pitch at Cardinals Game

mad-men-703-don-hamm-325This week, Jon Hamm interviews Elisabeth Moss for Gotham and throws out the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game. Plus, Matthew Weiner tells the Los Angeles Times about ending Mad Men. Read on for more:

• Jon Hamm interviews Elisabeth Moss for Gotham — and pitches her a project, that she refuses, “about a secretary in the 1960s and how she grows and does this whole evolution.”

• Jon Hamm throws out the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game, gets his own bobblehead — and talks about how the St. Louis community saved his life, according to USA Today.

• Matthew Weiner tells Esquire what he took from the Mad Men set (such as Don’s Clio and Roger’s office bar), saying, “Oh my God, I took too much home from the set. I would have taken everything! It’s my favorite period. I had emotional attachments to everything.”
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EW on Halt Renewal; Mackenzie Davis Chats With Salt Lake Tribune and Paste

halt-110-joe-pace-325This week, AMC announces a second season for Halt and Catch Fire, while Mackenzie Davis chats with The Salt Lake Tribune and Paste. Plus, eOne’s president talks up the series. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly reports that Halt and Catch Fire has won a Season 2 renewal, returning next summer for 10 episodes.

The Salt Lake Tribune talks to Mackenzie Davis, saying she “has been everywhere and all at once” in 2014.

• Mackenzie Davis tells Paste that Halt and Catch Fire had “just the best cast and crew, and everything I could have wanted. Everyone on that show is just so, so talented. They’re the loveliest people on the planet.”
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