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Fans of the hit AMC crime drama may have a hard time imagining anyone other than Anna Gunn play Skyler, the fraught and fierce wife to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White. But before two Emmy Awards and some of the loudest critical acclaim in television history, Gunn was just another actor showing up. As she told Backstage two years ago, her audition for Vince Gilligan involved miming the handjob Skyler gives Walter in the pilot episode. You can see in the video below a fully fleshed-out person, a distracted wife at the end of a long day casually giving her husband some attention. It plays as flat-out comedy as Gunn hits every beat—especially “I just, I really need you to mow at some point.” Cranston is not even in the frame and you can feel their breezy chemistry (no pun intended). With an audition this good, casting becomes a cinch. »
The networks introduced new TV shows for the Fall at this year's upfronts, while other TV shows have been having their season finales. Thus, renewals and cancellations are being announced for next season. Here are the series that will be back for the 2015-2016 season - plus the shows that are not so lucky (you can also see everything that's been canceled here). What's Been Renewed ABC How to Get Away With Murder: Shonda Rhimes's drama has been renewed after one killer season. Secrets and Lies: The freshman drama series will be back for a second season. Fresh Off the Boat: The comedy will return for a second season. American Crime: The midseason drama is going to be back. Galavant: The show will return for a second season. Marvel's Agent Carter: A second season is on the way. Nashville: The soapy drama is returning for a fourth season. »
It appears that X-Files star David Duchovny has really taken the whole “deceive, inveigle, obfuscate” thing to heart.
While chatting with TVLine about his upcoming projects — which include NBC’s Aquarius and Fox’s much-buzzed-about X-Files revival — Duchovny confirms that he’s seen the continuation’s first script and offers this tease. (You might want to sit down.)
“It has Mulder and Scully in it,” he says dryly. “You’re just gonna have to wait. You’re gonna have to wait like everybody.”
Related Fox Fall Schedule: When Will The X-Files Revival Air?
Perhaps of more interest, albeit to a »
Scream Queens, which received a new trailer this week.
USA Network has formally given a series order to Queen of the South. The series will be based on the 2002 Spanish novel La Raina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, which has already been adapted into a Spanish-language telenovela, and will star City of God and Predators‘ Alice Braga in the lead role of Teresa Mendoza. The series synopsis is as follows.
Queen Of The South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The opening of AMC's Better Call Saul showed us what happened to Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) after the events of the Breaking Bad finale (and boy, was it bleak), but one of the biggest questions that lingered was the fate of Saul's loyal associate and personal bodyguard, Huell (Lavell Crawford). In case you have forgotten,our time with Huell ended after he was taken to a DEA safehouse by Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) and Steve Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada). Given that no one else knew where he was and those two, er, didn't make it back … there has been some concern over Huell's fate. Did he just wait? (As this brilliant video postulates): In a recently released Breaking Bad book, though, series creator Vince Gilligan gives fans the definitive word on what happened to poor Huell (via Reddit): Is Huell still waiting for someone to come back for him? »
- Allison Keene
From its setting to its writing to its network, much has been made of how “Mad Men” revolutionized television. As the show prepares for its final pitch meeting, Variety looks at 10 other shows that might have been harder sells if it weren’t for creator Matthew Weiner’s epic story of the professional lives and private pursuits of Madison Avenue’s best and brightest.
Creator Michelle Ashford’s series about sex research pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson is one of the most successful period dramas to come out of the “Mad Men” boom, resulting in Emmy recognition for actors like Lizzy Caplan and Alison Janney and articles calling it the “feminist ‘Mad Men.’”
Like Matt Weiner, Vince Gilligan was turned down by multiple networks when he pitched “Breaking Bad.” “Mad Men” premiered several months before “Breaking Bad,” making audiences (somewhat) aware of AMC’s »
- Whitney Friedlander
As far as TV series finales go, Breaking Bad‘s was pretty great. Vince Gilligan gave satisfying sendoffs to our favorite characters, tying up all the loose ends in a big, beautiful bow. Well — most of the loose ends. The last we saw of Huell, he was waiting in the safe house for Hank and Gomez. For the […]
- Angie Han
Now that we've got Bryan Batt's idea for what happened to Sal on Mad Men, do you ever wonder what happened to Huell from Breaking Bad? The hefty bodyguard was last seen being dropped off at a safe house in season five's "To'hajiilee," where he was told to never leave or contact the outside world. Since the characters who took him to the house later died, did Huell just say there forever? As it turns out, no! In the new Breaking Bad book, Vince Gilligan reveals that Huell did not get “Cask of Amontillado”–ed in that house: It’s likely that Agent Van Oster keeps in touch with DEA headquarters. So when he learns Gomez and Hank have gone missing, he would in short order tell his superiors what they were up to. Within a matter of hours, really not that many in story time, Huell will be taken back to HQ. »
- Nate Jones
A quick review of this week's "Community" coming up just as soon as I wonder what's wrong with me if that's hot... Don't have much to say about "Basic Rv Repair and Palmistry" beyond noting how right Abed was when he admitted there wasn't much story here and he became too focused on the Christopher Nolan flashback gimmick of it as a result. That's the episode in a nutshell: a couple of funny moments (Jeff's reaction to Britta in the giant hand, Abed and the Dean doing the Kid 'N Play dance, Space Elder Britta being just as much of a spaz as present-day Britta) in an episode where there was no real there there, even with Abed delivering the Jeff Winger speech about the meaning of the hand, and even with the vague allusions to the "4 Days Out" episode of "Breaking Bad." That said... that final sequence with Matt Besser »
- Alan Sepinwall
“CSI” still awaits a decision for its season 16 series ender, but it has not been axed. The long-running procedural, which wrapped up its 15th round earlier this year, could get a short order, followed by a TV movie for its grand finale.
The network also handed renewals to “NCIS” and spinoff “NCIS: Los Angeles.” (The latest installment, “NCIS: New Orleans,” was previously picked up.) “Blue Bloods,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “The Good Wife” — which just wrapped its sixth season to a four-month ratings high — and “Criminal Minds” will also be back.
Last week, CBS ordered a “Criminal Minds” spinoff, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
It’s house-cleaning time for the major networks as the cancellation ax falls in order to make for new additions in the fall.
Some shows, such as NBC’s “State of Affairs” and “Constantine,” have been off the air so long that it feels they’d already been cancelled. But the formal notice falls just as hard even when if it is long expected.
Among the big four networks, NBC got out the largest broom on Friday, a sign of the struggle it had this year with new series. “Marry Me,” “About a Boy,” “One Big Happy” joined earlier casualties “A to Z” and “Bad Judge.”
On the drama side, “Constantine” and Katherine Heigl’s comeback vehicle, “State of Affairs,” were formally terminated, as was “Allegiance” earlier in the year. The bell is also expected to ring soon for another drama, “American Odyssey.”
NBC was in the same boat that »
- Cynthia Littleton
Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
The freshman trio were done in by low ratings.
The CBS cancellations capped a lethal day at the broadcast networks, as more than a dozen shows were dispatched to the Mia network. Among the CBS bubble shows still hovering between life and death: CSI, CSI: Cyber and Hawaii Five-0.
Which of these three whacked CBS shows will you miss the most? »
The networks are on a tear! ABC has canceled four shows, The Following is done on Fox, and NBC is getting rid of five series. Now, CBS has announced it's canceling freshman comedies Battle Creek and The McCarthys. Neither show pulled in good numbers, but at least Battle Creek, created by Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan, was a hit with critics. What a bummer. Take a look at our TV scorecard to find out which shows will be back and which are gone for good. »
“Battle Creek” is no more. CBS has canceled the cop drama, from “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and “House” boss David Shore after one season punctuated by disappointing ratings. The network has also decided to pass on the pilot “Sneaky Pete,” which counts “Breaking Bad” alum Bryan Cranston as a co-writer and executive producer. Also Read: 'Rush Hour,' 'Limitless,' 'Criminal Minds' Spinoff Among CBS Series Orders “Battle Creek,” which starred Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as a pair of mismatched lawmen in Battle Creek, Michigan, originated with Gilligan years before the success of “Breaking Bad »
- Tim Kenneally
CBS has lowered the ax on “Battle Creek,” the high-profile cop drama series that landed a rare straight-to-series commitment from the Eye on the strength of the auspices of David Shore and Vince Gilligan.
Meanwhile, the the rest of CBS’ bubble series are expected to be back, including fledgling comedy “The Odd Couple” and “CSI,” probably with a short order for a 16th and final season. “Hawaii Five-0″ had been on the fence but is expected to be back for season six.
“Battle Creek,” from Sony Pictures TV, starred Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as maverick cops working the mean streets of Battle Creek, Mich. Gilligan wrote the pilot script years ago, and it was revived shortly after “Breaking Bad” ended its run in »
- Cynthia Littleton
The X-Files is one of those rare shows that managed to change the landscape of television – not just with its own groundbreaking achievements, but by being an incubator of talent that later delivered other world-class television drama. It is thanks to The X-Files, for example, that we have multiple award-winning Homeland – created by X-Files writing room alumni Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa. Likewise, without The X-Files, there would arguably be no Breaking Bad, and therefore no Better Call Saul – because television genius Vince Gilligan cut his teeth on Chris Carter’s hit show.
It was only natural, then, that fans asked the question when the return of The X-Files was announced – would Vince Gilligan be back, too? The writer-producer-director recently confirmed the suspicions of the audience while conducting a Reddit question and answer session.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be writing for the reboot, because my work on Better Call Saul »
- Sarah Myles
AMC's "Breaking Bad" is memorable for many things, one of them being the fictional fried-chicken fast-food chain Los Pollos Hermanos. An Albuquerque restaurant called Twisters doubled in the series as the Los Pollos Hermanos outlet where much of the third and fourth season's drug-producing shenanigans took place.
Recently, the show's creator Vince Gilligan participated in a Reddit Ama where he revealed that the chain may soon no longer be fictional:
"Believe it or not… there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant. This is not an idea that I generated personally. But it's one that's been presented to me, through the good folks at Sony, and the idea came to them from a businessman who has an interest in doing just that. Speaking for myself, I'd love to see that happen!"
In the same Q&A, Gilligan also spoke about one of his old gigs working on "The X-Files" years ago. »
- Garth Franklin
In the third and fourth seasons of AMC's groundbreaking drama series Breaking Bad, one of the primary locations was the fictional fast food restaurant Los Pollos Hermanos, which translates into The Chickens Brothers. The co-owner of this establishment, Gus Fring, played memorably by Giancarlo Esposito, also had a lucrative side business as a major drug trafficker, as he struck up an arrangement with Walter White (Bryan Cranston) to distribute his potent "crystal blue" meth. During the production, the Los Pollos Hermanos scenes were shot in an Albuquerque, New Mexico restaurant named Twisters, but, as it turns out, there may be plans in the works for an actual Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant chain to become a reality. Here's what Breaking Bad series creator Vince Gilligan had to say during a Reddit Ama session yesterday.
"Believe it or not... there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant. This is »
Fox’s upcoming The X-Files revival will bring back quite a few beloved figures from the old days, including series creator Chris Carter and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. But one who won’t return is Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Although Gilligan was a writer and executive producer on The X-Files before Walter White was even a […]
- Angie Han
Earth apparently isn’t big enough for two Phil Millers.
On Sunday’s Season 1 finale of Last Man on Earth (9:30/8:30c on Fox), Universally Beloved Phil Miller (Boris Kodjoe) announces to Widely Loathed Phil Miller/Tandy (Will Forte) that he’s moving out. And he certainly has just cause.
RelatedLast Man on Earth Scores Super-Quick Season 2 Renewal at Fox
“I heard you say in the cul-de-sac that you hate my guts,” Ub Phil Miller explains to his soon-to-be-ex-housemate.
Press Play above to witness Wl Phil Miller’s hilariously obnoxious reaction.
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