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'Better Call Saul': When Will Aaron Paul Return as Jesse?

8 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

AMC's hit Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul passed the halfway mark of Season 1 with this week's episode "Alpine Shepherd Boy", and there have already been a few Breaking Bad characters who have popped up. Of course, Jonathan Banks plays Mike Ehrmantraut in the series, which is set six years before the events of Breaking Bad, and the pilot episode gave fans the surprise return of Tuco (Raymond Cruz). Unfortunately, Peter Gould, who co-created the show with Vince Gilligan, said in January that Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will not reprise their roles as Walt and Jesse in Season 1. However, Aaron Paul revealed to Variety that he has been talking about returning as Jesse for the spinoff, but they aren't sure how or when it will happen yet.

"We always have fun having that discussion - Vince [Gilligan], myself, Peter [Gould], the writers. We just have no idea how that would happen. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Better Call Saul': Will ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Aaron Paul Make an Appearance?

4 March 2015 2:17 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Breaking Bad” fans have been asking the cameo question ever since “Better Call Saul” was announced — will Walter White or Jesse Pinkman make an appearance on the prequel?

Aaron Paul, who played fan-favorite Pinkman on the original series, tells Variety he hopes he can eventually guest star on “Saul.”

“We always have fun having that discussion — Vince [Gilligan], myself, Peter [Gould], the writers,” Paul said at Variety‘s annual unite4humanity charity gala. “We just have no idea how that would happen. But hopefully one day.”

Paul, who was honored at the pre-Oscar event with his wife, Lauren, for their work with her Kind Campaign, says he’s enjoying “Better Call Saul.”

I love it,” he said. “It’s a little weird because it kind of looks like ‘Breaking Bad.’ It has somewhat of a little bit different tone, but I know everyone involved, and I’m not involved in it at »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Pilot Scoop: Giovanni Ribisi Lands Title Role in CBS Drama Sneaky Pete

4 March 2015 1:59 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Just call him Pete! (Actually, on second thought, don’t.)

That’ll be the new reality for Giovanni Ribisi now that he’s been cast as the titular conman of CBS’ drama pilot Sneaky Pete.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Ribisi’s character, who used to be known as Marius, winds up hiding from his debtors once he leaves prison — by assuming the identity of a cellmate. He begins working for his new “family’s” bail-bond business. There he uses his considerable charm and criminal prowess to take down bad guys far worse than himself, »

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'Better Call Saul' co-star Michael McKean: 'I have to treat it like it's real'

3 March 2015 2:08 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Last night's "Better Call Saul" gave us more insight into the condition that Jimmy McGill's brother Chuck suffers from. But an interview today with actor Michael McKean only muddied the issue. So in last night's episode, we learned that while Chuck is convinced he is dealing with electromagnetic hypersensitivity, his symptoms are largely psychosomatic. When McKean and I spoke a few hours ago, though, the interview itself was plagued by electromagnetic interference in McKean's home, which eventually forced him to go to another room. Now, the only symptoms were a bad phone connection (which means a few of his early answers are incomplete), but still... if I were in the mindset of Fox Mulder — who once swapped bodies with McKean's Morris Fletcher in an "X-Files" two-parter that began his collaboration with Vince Gilligan — I might wonder if darker forces didn't want me writing about this condition existing only in Chuck's head. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘Better Call Saul’ Q&A: Michael McKean Talks Chuck and Jimmy’s Parents, Mike’s Past

3 March 2015 1:10 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Better Call Saul” finally put Chuck McGill’s strange condition into words: electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Yes, it’s a real thing, but for the purposes of the show, Chuck’s condition appears to be psychosomatic. Of course, that doesn’t make it any less of a problem for Chuck, or for Jimmy.

Variety spoke with actor Michael McKean the morning after the episode aired to find out more about whether or not Jimmy should feel responsible for Chuck’s illness, whether we’ll ever see their parents on the show, his thoughts on the “sex toilet” and what’s ahead next week for Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut. Plus, we got a little hint of what McKean’s friend and former co-star, Bryan Cranston, thinks of the “Breaking Bad” prequel.

Did the confirmation that Chuck’s illness is psychosomatic change anything for you?

No, because (Chuck) doesn’t see it. It’s »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Michael McKean Talks Playing a Shut-in on Better Call Saul

3 March 2015 12:46 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Michael McKean doesn’t get out much these days. Or at least his character Chuck, the lawyer turned recluse brother of Saul Goodman (née Jimmy McGill) on Better Call Saul, doesn’t. Still, Vulture caught up with McKean at the Atlantic Theater Company’s 30th Anniversary Gala at the Pierre, where he talked about being pulled into the Breaking Bad–centric fandom machine, portraying a mysterious psychological disorder, and what it’s like to play a shut-in. How does one mentally prepare to play a shut-in?The first time I heard about it was from Bryan Cranston. We were doing All the Way. And he said, “Yeah, I think you’re going to get a call from Vince to do this part, but it’ll be great because you’re only in one room.” I said, “What?” and he said, “Yeah, you’re kind of a shut-in.” He hadn’t »

- Renata Sellitti

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Dean Norris Talks Hank in 'Better Call Saul' | Exclusive

3 March 2015 9:26 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before Better Call Saul hit the small screen to become a breakout hit, with some claiming it better than its predecessor Breaking Bad, it was unclear how many actors and characters from the original series would actually be appearing. We knew fairly early on that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would not be reprising their iconic roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in Season 1. Now, we have confirmation that Dean Norris, who played beloved DEA Agent and Walter's brother-in-law Hank Schrader, won't be back either, at least not in the remaining 5 episodes still to air on AMC.

We recently caught up with Dean Norris to chat about his role as Ben Franklin in the History miniseries Sons of Liberty. While talking about Better Call Saul, it seems he's changed his tune from over a year ago, appearing somewhat more positive that Hank may appear sometime down the road. In »

- MovieWeb

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Adding Possible 2016 Oscar Contenders in 'Trumbo', 'Splash', 'Grind' and 'Face'

27 February 2015 3:15 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I know, I know... it's early in the year and the Oscars just ended and Oh my God what are you doingc Yet, the wheels keep turning and I like to be ahead of the game rather than playing catch up at the end of the year so I'm trying to make sure the database is locked and loaded for Oscar 2016 and I just got done adding a few contenders, contenders such as... Luca Guadagnino's A Bigger Splash, which Fox Searchlight just acquired for distribution starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson and Aurore Clement. The pic centers on a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker (Schoenaerts and Swinton), vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Fiennes and Johnson) - creating a whirlwind of jealousy, »

- Brad Brevet

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Mom's Allison Janney on Bonnie's 'Life and Death' Stakes After Alvin's Demise

26 February 2015 10:45 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

For two seasons now, Allison Janney has found big, unexpected laughs in Bonnie Plunket’s struggle for sobriety on CBS’ Mom.

This week, however, her character discovers a new type of intoxication: “Instead of getting drunk with alcohol,” Janney teases, “she gets drunk with her newfound power and status as secretary of her AA meeting.”

RelatedPilot Scoop: Margo Martindale Joins CBS’ Sneaky Pete, From David Shore and Bryan Cranston

Of course, Bonnie’s reasons for taking on her new role are the opposite of amusing: Early in the installment — the show’s first outing in its new Thursday, 9:30/8: »

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The X-Files: an episode roadmap for beginners

26 February 2015 5:43 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

If it's help navigating The X-Files' many, many episodes you're after, then you've come to the right place...

Maps To TV Shows: Is there a popular show you’d really like to watch but you just don’t have time to wade through years of it all at once? Do you just want to know why that one character keeps turning up on Tumblr? Do the fans all tell you ‘season one is a bit iffy but stick with it, it gets great!’, leaving you with absolutely zero desire ever to watch the boring/silly/just plain weird season one? Then Maps To TV Shows is for you!

In these articles, we’ll outline routes through popular TV shows focusing on particular characters, story arcs or episode types. Are you really into the Klingon episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? Do you want to get the overall gist »

- louisamellor

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Pilot News: James Brolin Joins CBS Family Comedy Life in Pieces

25 February 2015 8:02 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

TV and movie vet James Brolin is entering uncharted territory: the single-camera comedy.

The erstwhile Marcus Welby, M.D. star has joined CBS’ upcoming pilot Life in Pieces, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The project centers on one family via stories told by its different members. Brolin will portray patriarch John Short, who is going through a crisis as he approaches his 70th birthday.

Rounding out the clan are Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Colin Hanks (Fargo) and, as the family matriarch, »

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Al Pacino And Christopher Plummer Star in New Clip From Danny Collins Movie

25 February 2015 5:59 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

From Bleecker Street studio comes the first clip for Danny Collins, starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Plummer.

Plummer and Pacino together – this scene alone makes me want to see the film.

Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

From director Dan Fogelman, the movie features songs by John Lennon.

Go behind-the-scenes of Danny Collins in this featurette. The film opens in select theaters March 20th.

Bleecker Street is also releasing this fall Trumbo, a film I can’t wait to see and one to watch when awards season comes around. The successful career of 1940s Hollywood »

- Melissa Thompson

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The Good Wife EPs Preview Kalinda's Chance of Dying, Talk Possible Reunion With Alicia and More

25 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Good Wife showrunners Robert and Michelle King will be the first to admit Season 6 has been “narratively chaotic” — but it’s all been by design.

RelatedPilot News: Lost’s Maggie Grace Boards CBS Medical Drama Code Black

Ever since the death of Josh Charles’ Will Gardner last spring, “you have everybody going in every direction at one time and things are coming unglued,” says Robert King. And there could be even more upheaval as the show returns this Sunday (9/8c on CBS) for the first of the season’s final 10 episodes.

TVLine caught up with the Kings to dish »

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Better Call Saul episode 4 review: Hero

24 February 2015 11:55 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Slippin' Jimmy slides even further down that slippery moral slope in this week's entertaining episode of Better Call Saul...

This review contains spoilers.

1.4 Hero

“You’re the kind of lawyer guilty people hire,” Betsy Kettleman tells Jimmy McGill, matter-of-factly. It’s one of comparatively few instances in another very good episode of Better Call Saul where someone straightforwardly tells someone else the truth. Mostly, from the Kettlemans burbling about “human slavery” to Jimmy trying way too hard to convince his brother that nothing dodgy is afoot, it’s wall-to-wall bullshitting, with people lying to themselves and to each other left, right and centre.

What’s more, Jimmy knows that it’s true. You can see it in his eyes, and in what it spurs him on to do. His blustering and attempts to take umbrage at the very idea of someone offering him a bribe are half-hearted at best, but »

- louisamellor

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Margo Martindale Joins Bryan Cranston-David Shore CBS Drama Pilot ‘Sneaky Pete’

24 February 2015 11:01 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The MillersMargo Martindale is returning to CBS with a co-starring role in drama pilot Sneaky Pete, written and executive produced by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and House creator David Shore for Sony TV. This also marks a return to the drama side for Martindale, who won an Emmy for role in FX’s Justified, also produced by Sony. Sneaky Pete centers on a thirty-something con man who, upon leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a… »

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Pilot Scoop: Margo Martindale Joins CBS' Sneaky Pete, From David Shore and Bryan Cranston

24 February 2015 11:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Margo Martindale is returning to her dramatic roots, with a starring role in CBS’ drama pilot Sneaky Pete, TVLine has learned.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

From exec producers David Shore and Bryan Cranston, the potential series centers on an incarcerated thirtysomething con man takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. “Sneaky Pete” then hides out from his debtors while working for his new “family’s” bail bond business. There he uses his considerable charm and criminal prowess to take down bad guys far worse than himself, »

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'Better Call Saul': Jimmy Opens Door to "Relentless" Threat

23 February 2015 11:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Monday's episode of Better Call Saul, "Hero."] This list of pepole Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) has ticked off is growing fast. On Monday's Better Call Saul, he duped Howard (Patrick Fabian) into making Jimmy look like a hero and accepted a bribe from The Kettlemans (Julie Ann Emery and Jeremy Shamos), becoming party to their embezzlement crime.   In Breaking Bad, Walter (Bryan Cranston) constantly had to keep tabs of multiple players, and sometimes it was the ones he didn't initially worry about that grew into major threats. In Saul, Nacho (Michael Mando) seems to be a strong

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- Aaron Couch

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'Better Call Saul': Michael Mando Teases 'Breaking Bad' Crossovers, Nacho's Fate and More!

23 February 2015 6:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If you're in a bind, then you'd better call Saul. But if Jimmy McGill is in trouble -- he's calling Nacho.

After only three episodes, we at ETonline are wildly obsessed with AMC's Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, starring the incomparable Bob Odenkirk, and the best part is that this addicting drama is only just beginning.

Michael Mando -- best known to Orphan Black fans as Vic, Sarah's drug-dealing ex -- is leaving the world of clones behind, and fully embracing his badass side as Nacho Varga, the right-hand-man to one of the most iconic villains in Breaking Bad history: Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz).

"To understand what makes a man like that tick is very interesting," Mando told ETonline of stepping into his new on-screen alter ego. "Someone who is that intelligent, and patient, and dangerous is very interesting. I always find myself asking what is his objective and how does one become like that?"

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"Breaking Bad" Bloopers

20 February 2015 4:30 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ amusing blooper footage from the Emmy award-winning AMC TV series "Breaking Bad", starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul:

"...set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 'Breaking Bad' is the story of 'Walter White' (Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with an inoperable illness at the beginning of the series.

"White then turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine, in order to secure his family's financial future before he dies, teaming with his former student, 'Jesse Pinkman' (Paul)..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Breaking Bad"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Better Call Saul Season 1 Episode 3 Review – ‘Nacho’

19 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jackson Ball reviews the third episode of Better Call Saul

It’s been a week since Better Call Saul’s two-episode season premiere, and we’ve all had time to digest what we’ve seen from the much anticipated Breaking Bad prequel. There’s been many similarities drawn between the series and its predecessor, as well as some vital differences, but with episode 3, entitled ‘Nacho’, we’ll find out even more about the story of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk).

Warning! Spoilers Ahead – You have been warned!

For the third episode in a row, Better Caul Saul starts in a different time and place from what you’d call the ‘central’ narrative. This time the we jump backwards on the timeline (well, further backwards) to venture even further into Jimmy’s past. We find him in the orange overalls of a convicted man, meeting his brother Chuck (Michael McKean) for legal counsel. »

- Jackson Ball

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