Despite the extra day, we've managed to make it to March relatively unscathed, and look what's waiting for us: New Mad Men and Community! If that wasn't enough, there's also much-anticipated new drama Awake, and Ashley Judd returning to the small screen. Read on for the March debuts we're most excited about.
Ahead of the March 25 return of Mad Men, AMC is pulling out all of the stops with a promotional campaign that includes an intriguing new poster that creator Matthew Weiner describes as " dreamlike image, a nonverbal representation of where my head is at and where the show will be."
If common wisdom is to be believed, movies are a directors' medium, whereas television is a writers' medium. And, on the face of it, that appears to be true: Movies, after all, can afford the time and money to set up visually spectacular shots that will stay with the viewer in a way that television rarely (if ever) can, leaving television relying on the stories they're telling in order to win people over. But … a writers' medium? Really?
Winners of the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards included Peter Dinklage for outstanding supporting actor in a drama for HBO's Game of Thrones and Margo Martindale for outstanding supporting actress in a drama for FX's Justifed.
Like all people with both taste and cable television, I'm a fan of Mad Men. How could I fail to be? It's sharply written, sensitively acted and filled with all manner of beautiful people and glorious retro easter eggs, thanks to its 1960s setting. But with The Playboy Club, Pam Am and now Dope both threatening to mine the same era, it may be time for a television intervention when it comes to mid-century modern.
While Mildred Pierce, Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire led the list, the adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series made an impressive showing, with 13 nods, including those for outstanding drama and outstanding supporting actor.
Following tense, prolonged negotiations that led to the delay of the new season, AMC and Lionsgate struck a deal for Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner to return for the fifth and sixth seasons, with the option for a seventh.
Here's a simple little message for AMC: Are you completely insane? Playing chicken with your show creators and/or showrunners has historically over ever led to bad things. Announcing a date for the next season of Mad Men while not having an agreement with Matthew Weiner strikes me as a very dangerous idea indeed.
Asked about Internet rumors during an episode of the Rachael Ray Show, Emmy-nominated actress Christina Hendricks said she would love to play Wonder Woman: "I've been wanting to wear that outfit my whole life."
The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire and Justified are among the nominees for best new series in the Writers Guild of America awards. Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Modern Family lead the overall nominations with three each.
Fox's Glee and HBO's The Pacific led this morning's nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Glee's haul included nods for comedy series, lead and supporting actress and lead and supporting actor. Matthew Fox also scored a best actor nod for Lost.