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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MacKenzie Porter Talks to Huffington Post; Hell Costume Designer Chats With THR

hell-on-wheels-403-naomi-porter-cullen-mount-325This week, MacKenzie Porter talks to The Huffington Post, while Hell on Wheels‘ costume designer chats with The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, CarterMatt looked behind the scenes of “Chicken Hill.” Read on for more:

• MacKenzie Porter, the second actress to play Cullen’s wife, Naomi, tells The Huffington Post that Anson Mount “made me feel right at home, like I had been there from the start, so I was instantly relieved.”

The Hollywood Reporter interviews the show’s costume designer, Carol Case, who talks about the dirtiness of the clothes, how it’s “always a joke at the start of every season. I never think the clothes look right until we let the mud do its job as much as we can.”

CarterMatt.com checks out AMC’s behind-the-scenes insight for “Chicken Hill.”
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Moviepilot Applauds Michonne; Steven Yeun Wins Drunk History Kudos

the-walking-dead-305-michonne-gurira-325This week, Moviepilot declares that Michonne is The Walking Dead‘s best character, while Paste compliments Steven Yeun for his role in a recent episode of Drunk History. Plus, Greg Nicotero sits down with Yahoo TV. Read on for more:

Moviepilot makes the case for why Michonne is The Walking Dead‘s best character.

Paste reviews the most recent episode of Drunk History (“arguably one of the series’ best”), applauding Steven Yeun, who “has just the right mix of give-it-all scrappiness and expert comic timing to rise to the challenge…”

• Greg Nicotero tells Yahoo TV how much he likes helping to design The Walking Dead DVD cases, noting, “We’re constantly trying to find those cool, fun, iconic walker moments when we get a chance to create a cool DVD and keepsake.”
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Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul Reunite for Emmy Promo; Paul Tells Guardian About Playing Jesse

breaking-bad-511-jesse-paul-325This week, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite for an Emmy promo video called Barely Legal Pawn, while Paul talks to The Guardian about his love for Jesse. Plus, the show’s editor wins an Emmy. Read on for more:

• Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite — and are joined by Julia Louis-Dreyfus — for “a hilarious video,” according to E!, where the Emmy winners appear in “the crossover we never knew we wanted, but always needed.” The Huffington Post recommends watching until the end because “the last line is the best part.”

• Aaron Paul tells The Guardian, “I love Jesse. I loved playing him, I miss him. My favorite job hands down – and I think I can speak for everyone involved – was Breaking Bad.”

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Breaking Bad‘s editor, Skip MacDonald, earned his first Emmy and said on stage, “This is the perfect way to end the run of the show.”
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Lee Pace, Kerry Bishé Nab Movie Roles; IGN Touts Halt

halt-110-donna-bishe-325This week, Lee Pace and Kerry Bishé nab movie roles, while IGN touts Halt and Catch Fire as one of the best shows on TV this year. Plus, Refinery29 chats with Bishé. Read on for more:

Variety reports that Kerry Bishé will co-star with Dan Stevens in an indie drama called The Ticket.

• According to Deadline, Lee Pace will star in Prisoner of War, a sci-fi thriller.

IGN‘s Season 1 review describes Halt and Catch Fire as “one of the best things on TV this year.”
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Saul Teaser Thrills Fans; Bob Odenkirk Impresses Fargo Co-Star Allison Tolman

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, a Better Call Saul teaser gets widespread coverage, thrilling Breaking Bad fans, while Bob Odenkirk impresses his Fargo co-star, Allison Tolman. Plus, Uproxx checks out Odenkirk’s best Mr. Show moments. Read on for more:

Vulture showcases Better Call Saul‘s promo and notes that the Breaking Bad spinoff will premiere in February. Says Rolling Stone, “The wait continues to be painful.” Meanwhile, USA Today thinks Bob Odenkirk’s Saul looks “more hirsute (and thinner?)” in the clip, and Good Morning America reports that, after the clip aired, “Breaking fans immediately freaked out in excitement, as to be expected, and the clip is trending on Facebook.” TVLine and The Washington Post also watched the teaser.

• Allison Tolman tells the Los Angeles Times that Bob Odenkirk, her Fargo co-star, is the go-to guy in a new town: “I don’t know how he does it so quickly, but the moment I met him, he knew where, like, two bookstores were that we should go to and every good breakfast spot in town.”
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Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley Talk Drama With TV Guide; Variety Applauds 4th

4th-and-loud-101-footballThis week, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley discuss 4th and Loud with TV Guide, while Variety positively reviews the series premiere. Plus, The Wall Street Journal takes an early look at the show. Read on for more:

• Talking to TV Guide about 4th and Loud, Gene Simmons says, “You don’t have to create drama because there’s so much going on in the growing pains of launching a brand-new sports team.”

Variety, reviewing 4th and Loud, says that “the premiere delivers an unexpectedly solid kickoff.”

The Wall Street Journal debuts a clip from the show where Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons present themselves to the Arena Football League owners “and bring that on-stage confidence they’ve cultivated for over 40 years into a stuffy board room.”
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Anson Mount Chats With Access Hollywood; MacKenzie Porter Talks to Calgary Herald

hell-on-wheels-402-cullen-mount-hatch-325This week, Anson Mount shows up on Access Hollywood, while MacKenzie Porter talks to the Calgary Herald. Plus, Deadline is impressed by the Season 4 premiere ratings. Read on for more:

• Appearing on Access Hollywood, Anson Mount characterizes Cullen as “one of those people who’s become addicted to conflict,” as a way of dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

• MacKenzie Porter, interviewed by the Calgary Herald about being the second actor to play her character, says, “I definitely wanted to make her my own and feel comfortable going to work everyday knowing that this is my character now.”

Deadline reports that the Season 4 premiere pulled in “quietly impressive” ratings that were even with ratings for the Season 3 premiere and finale.
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