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MythBusters Summer Return Date Set; Watch Explosive Premiere Teaser

1 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The sun is shining, temperatures are climbing and Discovery Channel’s MythBusters is headed outdoors.

The cabler’s long-running science series will return for its summer season on Saturday, July 18, at 9/8c, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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In the midseason premiere, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman attempt to blow a boat out of the water using 1,000 pounds of high explosives (press Play on the video above to see how that goes).

Throughout the summer, Adam and Jamie will also bust major pop-culture myths, including the feasibility of »

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Emmy Breakout Bob Odenkirk on How ‘Better Call Saul’ Is a ‘Crazy Bit of Lottery Winning’ – Watch His #selfieinterview (Video)

23 June 2015 12:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This interview was conducted for the Comedy/Drama Series issue of TheWrap’s Emmy magazine. #selfinterview produced in partnership with Verge. Of all the characters who survived to the end of “Breaking Bad,” the sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman did not seem one of the likeliest to get his own spinoff series. But creator Vince Gilligan opted for Goodman, played by comic actor Bob Odenkirk, to be the focus of “Better Call Saul,” his first series since “Bad” ended in a blaze of gunfire and Emmys. “Saul” has a lighter tone than its predecessor; it takes place years before the Saul Goodman we meet. »

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Amazon In Talks For Bryan Cranston’s Busted CBS Pilot ‘Sneaky Pete’ (Exclusive)

22 June 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sneaky Pete” may rise again. Amazon is in negotiations with Sony Pictures TV to pick up the busted CBS drama pilot that has high-profile auspices in co-writers and exec producers Bryan Cranston and David Shore.

Sources said the plan is for Amazon to put the pilot on its Amazon Prime Instant Video platform where it will be showcased for Amazon’s typical crowd-sourcing development process of inviting viewers to weigh on its merits as a potential series.

Sources cautioned that the deal has not been finalized. But if it comes to fruition, the scenario could open up an intriguing avenue for producers and studios with projects that for any number of reasons do not go all the way to a series order from their commissioning networks.

Sneaky Pete” revolves around a con man who assumes his former cell mate’s identity when he gets out of prison in order to hide from his past. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Vince Gilligan wants Bryan Cranston to direct an episode of Better Call Saul; Walter White still might appear

22 June 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been almost two whole years since the Breaking Bad finale aired and fans of the show are still finding it hard letting go and for good reason. It was one of the best shows of the past decade. Only a few months after the finale AMC announced that Vince Gilligan would be working on a prequel spin-off following the early days of dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk).

Despite it’s large fan base wanting more there was genuine skepticism that spin-off series Better Call Saul would taint the original. Thankfully Better Call Saul retained much of what made Breaking Bad great and it was considered a success, with a second season confirmed to be on the way.

Since Better Call Saul was first announced one question has been on everyone’s lips, Would Bryan Cranston be involved? Creator Vince Gilligan recently spoke to New York Daily News »

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Walter White Could Appear in Better Call Saul, Just Not in Season 2

19 June 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Vince Gilligan took time to comment on Better Call Saul in his talk with the New York Daily News that appeared in this morning's edition, specifically concerning the possible inclusion of a certain meth-cooking science-teacher-turned-crime-lord. Since Gilligan's odd and alluring spin-off started, there has been a contingency of fans that have had little interest in knowing anything other than if or when Walter White (Bryan Cranston) will be showing up for a cameo or even something far more substantial. And as /Film pointed out, Gilligan was admittedly "coy" when he discussed his intentions of brining White into the Better Call Saul narrative, making clear that he think it would be "great" to have White in the series but that his appearance would have to be "fitting and organic to the storytelling of Better Call Saul." [caption id="attachment_439791" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via AMC[/caption] That's about as clear and reasonable as one would think Gilligan could be on the subject, »

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Walter White Will Appear in ‘Better Call Saul’, But Not in Season 2

19 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

You can expect Bryan Cranston‘s Walter White to stop by the Breaking Bad spinoff / prequel Better Call Saul at some point. Just not in Season 2. “It would be a shame if the show had its run — hopefully a very long run — and he never appeared,” said series co-creator Vince Gilligan. More […]

The post Walter White Will Appear in ‘Better Call Saul’, But Not in Season 2 appeared first on /Film. »

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Vince Gilligan Talks 'Better Call Saul' Season 2, 'X-Files' Reboot, and More

18 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Writer/producer Vince Gilligan has pulled off the seemingly impossible -- twice!

First, he managed to craft a "Breaking Bad" finale that somehow left every member of the show's rabid fanbase completely satisfied. Then, he found an unorthodox way back into the world he created, scoring yet again with the prequel series "Better Call Saul."

As awards and nominations for the latter series begin to rack up in the walk-up to the Emmys, Moviefone grabbed a quick check-in with Gilligan to talk about the success of "Better Call Saul," get a taste of his second season plans, hear his thoughts on the return of "The X-Files" (the series that gave him his big break), and his reaction to that other massive AMC series finale, "Mad Men."

Moviefone: Congratulations for all the nominations coming in for "Better Call Saul." What has it meant to you that the audience has embraced the »

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‘Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk, Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould On Breaking Out From ‘Breaking Bad’ – Emmys

17 June 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

"Success can paralyze you way more than failure, in my opinion," Vince Gilligan confesses while sitting in his Glendale office surrounded by Better Call Saul fan art. Fellow Bcs executive producer Peter Gould and the show's star Bob Odenkirk are sitting nearby. "I keep thinking of that old analogy that you've got to get back up on the horse after it throws you, the thought of when I do something again, it better be damn good. It better be better than the last show, the… »

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Aaron Paul Is the Boy Who Cried Breaking Bad Spinoff

16 June 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

While filming the upcoming Central Intelligence, Aaron Paul decided to have a little fun and convince the internet that one of its biggest dreams was coming true. But instead of just dropping a cryptic tweet or joking on a late-night show, he launched an elaborate, multi-platform scheme. It started this weekend, when Paul went on Instagram to announce he was working on a "top secret" project, the details of which he would reveal soon. Then, on Monday, he launched a livestream on Periscope, where he promised whatever it was would be "not so top secret anymore." Over the course of 12 rambling, laggy minutes, Paul told tales of a Jesse-centric Breaking Bad spinoff, written by Vince Gilligan and having something to do with Alaska — and then, almost immediately, announced that the whole thing was a joke he'd made up because he was bored. Fans, predictably, were not happy: To »

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Bob Odenkirk 'appropriately nervous' about 'Breaking Bad' spinoff 'Better Call Saul' (Exclusive Video)

11 June 2015 5:15 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I don't want to overstate it, but we were appropriately nervous about even doing the show. And then, how would it be accepted?" reveals Bob Odenkirk about the pressure of spinning off his character Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill from "Breaking Bad" to "Better Call Saul." (Watch our webcam chat below.)  -Break- Discuss 'Better Call Saul' in our fun forums Even though he has two Emmys, for writing "Saturday Night Live" and "The Ben Stiller Show," and has been part of the ensemble on Emmy champs "Breaking Bad" and "Fargo," he admits to being caught off-guard when he won Best Drama Actor at the Critics' Choice TV Awards. "Amazing. It was stunning and surprising and really fun. A big jolt of energy. Of course, I was with the creators of the show, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and Jonathan Banks was there,&nbsp..." »

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‘Better Call Saul’ Creators Talk Character Backstory & Tease Season 2

9 June 2015 6:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The creative team behind “Better Call Saul” joined together Tuesday for the closing panel at Variety‘s annual TV Summit, moderated Debra Birnbaum, to talk about their stellar spinoff.

“I’m just glad it just didn’t take an enormous dump when it came out,” co-creator Vince Gilligan said, sparking laughter from the packed room. “That was very gratifying for me.”

Peter Gould agreed with his co-creator’s sentiment on the series’ freshman success. “‘Breaking Bad’ was lighting in a bottle and it would be really unrealistic to expect that again, but people seemed to really enjoy it.”

Gould was also joined by staff writer Gordon Smith, supervising producer Gennifer Hutchinson and co-exec producer Thomas Schnauz on the panel. They discussed the unusual nature of the character development process on “Saul,” given the situation that the audience knows what is coming in the future for the main character played by Bob Odenkirk. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Breaking Bad’ Inspired ‘Heisenberg’ Vodka Hits Shelves

9 June 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fans of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” don’t have to seek out Walter White’s Blue Sky methamphetamine to get a fix of the show, but they can try a new vodka inspired by it.

A limited edition line of “Heisenberg” Blue Ice Vodka is available this week in California and will soon hit shelves nationwide, People reports.

The blue bottles bear popular show catchphrases such as “Say my name,” “I’m the one who knocks” and “Tread lightly.”

“The Dude had his White Russians, the Blues Brothers had their Night Train and now Heisenberg has his very own Blue Ice Vodka!” show creator and exec producer Vince Gilligan said of Bryan Cranston’s character Walter White. “I’m counting on our fans to use it in the creation of a great many delicious cocktails. I’m thirsty just thinking about it.”

Blue Ice Vodka was founded in 2002.


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Moving Supporting TV Characters to Lead Roles is a Delicate Balance

9 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Earlier this year, Bob Odenkirk pulled off what many actors before him could not, transitioning his supporting character Saul Goodman from “Breaking Bad” into the lead of its spinoff show, “Better Call Saul.”

Prior to the show’s February premiere, there were doubts. Saul was a fun ancillary character, but could he carry a show on his own? Were people really interested in the backstory of a cheesy billboard attorney?

Judging by the ratings — the premiere set a record for the highest-rated scripted series premiere in cable history — the answer was a resounding yes.  But even more than eyeballs, the response from critics and “Breaking Bad” fans was overwhelmingly positive. People were interested, intrigued and, perhaps above all, relieved.

Saul isn’t the first character to do well striking out on his own; Kelsey Grammer was maybe sixth on the call sheet on “Cheers,” but as the star of “Frasier” walked away with five Emmys. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Peter Gould & Sarah Treem on the Lessons of First-Time Showrunners

8 June 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Peter Gould and Sarah Treem have more in common than you might expect. Their freshman dramas — “Better Call Saul,” AMC’s “Breaking Bad” prequel, and Showtime’s marriage drama “The Affair,” respectively — burst onto screens this season to critical acclaim. And both writer-producers assumed the role of showrunner for the first time. Gould had birthed Saul Goodman back in the “Bad” days along with his fellow “Saul” exec producer Vince Gilligan, while Treem conceived “Affair” alongside Hagai Levi (“In Treatment”). During their hourlong conversation with Variety, Gould and Treem charted lessons learned along the path from script to screen, and discovered even more shared interests: intelligent actors, clever costume designers and the captivating humor of Amy Schumer.

You were both first-time showrunners. What did you learn from the first season?

Sarah Treem: I think I learned more than anything that television really is a team sport, which I knew »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Bob Odenkirk & Michael Sheen On Finding Comedy in Drama

3 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One plays a struggling lawyer; the other, an accomplished doctor. When Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex”) sat down in Variety’s Actors on Actors studio, the two thespians found common ground over the challenges of playing the same character over several seasons — and their wicked sense of humor quickly shone through.

Michael Sheen: What made you sign on for “Better Call Saul”?

Bob Odenkirk: I played Saul Goodman in “Breaking Bad,” so they had to give it to me. They were completely screwed.

Sheen: Were you the first choice to play Saul?

Odenkirk: I heard that I was. Everyone else was sick or working or underage.

Sheen: It’s hard to think about anyone else playing that part now.

Odenkirk: I’m told that (casting director) Sharon Bialy had me at the top of the list, and that Peter Gould, who wrote »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Critics’ Choice Awards Winners: Full List

31 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 5th annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards took place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton hotel and aired live on A&E. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley emceed the proceedings — and also found time to accept the prize for best reality host midway through the show. Despite playfully jabbing rival host Tom Bergeron during her intro by joking she’d purposefully gotten him relegated to one of the back tables in the ballroom, she was spotted warmly embracing the “Dancing with the Stars” mainstay during the ad break.

The first prize of the night went to “Better Call Saul’s” Jonathan Banks for best supporting actor in a drama, and the thesp also had the dubious honor of earning the ceremony’s first (but far from the last) bleep during his acceptance speech. The “Breaking Bad” spinoff later won a second award for Bob Odenkirk’s lead »

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Watch: Anna Gunn’s Hilarious ‘Breaking Bad’ Audition

21 May 2015 9:27 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

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. »

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TV Show Scorecard: What's Been Renewed, What's Been Canceled

18 May 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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. »

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David Duchovny Deflates X-Files 'Shippers, Nixes Gillian Anderson Dating Rumors: Mulder & Scully Are 'Gonna Have To Be Enough'

18 May 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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?

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This week in tv news: ‘Rectify’ season three gets a premiere date

16 May 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

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 PredatorsAlice 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. »

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