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Better Call Saul: Ep Has No Plans to End the AMC Series

20 June 2017 9:05 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Better Call Saul finished its third season last night, but what about a fourth season? Recently, executive producer Gennifer Hutchison spoke with TVLine about the future of the AMC TV show.A spinoff of Breaking Bad, the comedy-drama follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a down-on-his-luck lawyer trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge from his older brother’s shadow, and make a name for himself. The cast also includes Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito.Read More… »

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'Better Call Saul' Creators on Season 3's Finale Sadness, Chuck's Fate and Awaiting Renewal

20 June 2017 3:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: This interview contains spoilers for the third season finale of AMC's Better Call Saul.]

It seems like everybody associated with Better Call Saul says what we think we saw at the end of the third season finale means what we thought it means, but everybody is also suggesting that it doesn't absolutely, positively need to mean that.

In a postmortem interview, Michael McKean said that he expected that Chuck McGill was done on Better Call Saul after the fire that seemed to be ready to engulf his house, but he added that we might still see »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Better Call Saul's Michael McKean on Chuck's Heartbreaking Finale

20 June 2017 2:32 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

(Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Season 3 finale of Better Call Saul.)

Before Season 3 of Better Call Saul premiered, Michael McKean warned us not to get too attached to his character Chuck McGill, the brilliant but mentally ill -- and unrelentingly cruel -- older brother of Jimmy

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- Liam Mathews

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Better Call Saul Finale: Ep on Chuck's Fate, Jimmy's Change of Heart, Adding Gus Fring and the Show's Future

20 June 2017 12:39 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Monday’s Better Call Saul Season 3 finale.

Now that the smoke has cleared — sorry — on Better Call Saul‘s third season, we’re left with plenty of burning — again, sorry — questions. Did Chuck actually die in that fire? Will this tragedy push Jimmy further towards the dark side and becoming Saul Goodman? And where did they find a functioning Blockbuster store to film in??

RelatedBetter Call Saul Finale Recap: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

TVLine reached out to Saul executive producer Gennifer Hutchison, who penned the finale, and she graciously agreed »

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‘Better Call Saul' Star Michael McKean Weighs In on Chuck’s Future

20 June 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

[Warning: This interview contains spoilers for the third season finale of Better Call Saul.]

Did Better Call Saul fans witness the end of Chuck McGill on Monday's season finale? Did the legendary attorney and adversary to brother Jimmy go out in a blaze of not-exactly-glory in the last season?

Michael McKean suggests the answer is "Yes," but with just a hint of "No."

Like basically all of the characters on Better Call Saul, Chuck had a rough season. His attempts to coerce Jimmy into a criminal act and get him disbarred fell short and led to »

- Daniel Fienberg

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‘Better Call Saul’ Ep on Finale’s Apparent Death, Medical Emergency and Missing Key Character

20 June 2017 11:26 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spoiler alert: Do not read this post if you want to avoid knowing what happened Monday night on the Season 3 finale of “Better Call Saul.” Season 3 of “Better Call Saul” went out with a bang on Monday — or more accurately, a roaring fire. The “Breaking Bad” prequel faded to black with a self-set blaze in crazy Chuck McGill’s (Michael McKean) previously nice abode, an apparent suicide attempt. We don’t see the character die, but Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) big bro doesn’t seem of sound enough mind to get himself out of the raging metaphor — or the house. »

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How 'Better Call Saul' Secretly Became One of TV's Best Dramas

20 June 2017 8:39 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

You can have too much of a good thing – if the saga of Walter White taught us nothing else, it surely taught us that. So when creator Vince Gilligan teamed up with writer Peter Gould to create a prequel to Breaking Bad – starring comedian Bob Odenkirk's sleazeball ambulance-chaser Saul Goodman – it was hard not to think they were aping their own creation. Wasn't returning to this world so soon, to tell the origin story of a drastically different kind of person, hubris on a Heisenbergian scale?

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Better Call Saul: Season Four; Would You Keep Watching the AMC Series?

20 June 2017 1:21 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Do you watch Better Call Saul? Season three ends tonight, June 19th, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. Do you think AMC should renew the TV series? Would you watch a fourth season?A prequel to Breaking Bad, the comedy-drama follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a down-on-his-luck lawyer trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge from his older brother’s shadow, and make a name for himself. The cast also includes Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito.Read More… »

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‘Better Call Saul’ Showrunner on Season 3’s Last Scene (Spoilers)

19 June 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not watched “Lantern,” the June 19 episode of “Better Call Saul.”

Season 3 of “Better Call Saul” ended Monday night with Chuck (Michael McKean) in a room engulfed in flames, after he kicked over one of his lanterns onto his highly flammable surroundings. That was the conclusion to an episode where Chuck was in slow, awful decline — regressing back to the worst throes of his sickness, to the point that he starts tearing apart the walls of his own house.

“Lantern” feels like an episode dampening the season’s momentum, which up until now has been sending its characters to sad ends in very different directions. Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) find their way back to each other after Kim’s accident, and Nacho (Michael Mando) takes terrifying action and manages to escape unscathed. Variety talked to showrunner Peter Gould about Season 3 of “Better Call Saul” and how the »

- Sonia Saraiya

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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Season 3 Finale Proves A Good Man Knows When to Give Up

19 June 2017 8:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: Brace for Impact, It’s the Penultimate Episode of Season 3

Case Summary

It’s not always easy to tell how bad an accident is upon first glance, so for the past week we’ve been waiting to find out just how badly Kim was hurt following the crash at the end of “Fall.” Almost right away, we get our answer — beyond the car, Kim’s down one arm. “This one handed crap is going to get real old real fast,” she muses. The real blow appears to be to her spirit, but at least she’s committing to her recovery in the short term. (A movie binge can cure an awful lot of ills.)

While Kim might be injured, it’s Jimmy who’s truly shaken up by the accident. Blaming himself for the fact that Kim was pushing herself too hard, Jimmy resolves to take care of her and make good. His first major act is to surrender the office in which he once took such pride, greatly simplifying his life and Kim’s — then, he tries to make amends with Chuck, which leads to a heartbreaking scene where Chuck basically dismisses him from his life.

Lest you feel too much pity for Jimmy, he next tries to make things better for Irene, the sweet old woman from last week who he manipulated into accepting the Sandpiper settlement by turning her into a social pariah. Re-corking that genie proves pretty much impossible without desperate measures: In order to fix what he did, Jimmy has to expose his scheme in front of Irene’s entire retirement home community, sacrificing his Sandpiper payday and ruining any chance he had of resuming his elder law practice when he gets his license back.

It’s a rough break for Jimmy. But he’s having a much better day than others.

Oh, That’s Right, It’s a Period Piece

Blockbuster Video. Need we say more? For the record, here is a list of all the DVDs we saw on display in the New Releases section: “A Knight’s Tale,” the 40th anniversary edition of “Lawrence of Arabia,” the Philip Seymour Hoffman drama “Love Liza,” horror flick “The Mothman Prophecy,” and the Adam Sandler/Paul Thomas Anderson collaboration “Punch-Drunk Love.”

For the record, there may be some DVDs visible on the shelves that are not 100 percent period accurate — for example, Tim Burton’s “Big Fish” might have been present, a film which did not come out on DVD until April 2004. But if that’s the case, it’s a rare slip-up for a show that otherwise knows its period details. Seriously, a video store. Our early-2000s nostalgia is real.

“It’s From a Movie!”

Kim and Jimmy’s quiet conversation over “To Kill a Mockingbird,” invoking her childhood idealism for the law as practiced by Atticus Finch, offered more insight into Kim’s youth than we’ve gotten in quite some time. Maybe this is an indication that when she’s fully recovered, she’ll reapproach her own practice of the law? One can only hope.

Best Quote

“After… everything, I don’t give a shit about the office.”

— Jimmy

Jimmy and Kim’s post-accident discussion in the kitchen is the show at its most adult and pure — two grown-ups taking responsibility for their actions. It also contains the above line, which is basically the closest we’ve ever gotten to Jimmy telling Kim “I love you.” In that moment, the connection between Rhea Seehorn and Bob Odenkirk had more real passion than a hundred soap opera love scenes.

Remembering What Hasn’t Happened Yet (The “Breaking Bad” Tie-In)

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for since our first glimpse of Mark Margolis in the “Saul” timeline — the cardiac event that eventually incapacitated the all-powerful Don Hector Salamanca. “Breaking Bad” fans never knew how, exactly, Hector ended up paralyzed in a wheelchair, but now we have the answer, thanks to Nacho’s patience with the long game. (If you want to know exactly how Nacho pulled this off, this Reddit thread has a pretty coherent breakdown of why Nacho swapping Hector’s medication for ibuprofen was effective.)

Nacho, of course, isn’t a player in the “Breaking Bad” era, so there’s still plenty of reason to be concerned about him. Especially considering…

Gus Watch

In the finale, it’s not so much about keeping our eye on Gus as who Gus is keeping his eyes on. That of course, would be Nacho, who seemed to get away with his pill-swapping scheme. But Gus is clearly suspicious and, more importantly, now has Mike on his payroll. Mike’s kept bigger secrets, but right now who knows exactly what is unclear.

What’s Up With Mike?

No clueJonathan Banks did not make an appearance this episode. Which makes sense for storytelling purposes, but it’s time to revive a complaint from last year’s Emmys season. Since Season 2, the more visible supporting actor contender has clearly been Michael McKean, who has gone un-nominated since the show’s beginnings. McKean getting overlooked was a shame last year — if it happens again this year, it’ll be a crime.

Brotherly Love

Every time it seems like the relationship between Jimmy and Chuck can’t get worse, we reach a new level. In this case, their final scene together goes beyond love and beyond hate: Chuck dismisses Jimmy with utter indifference. It’s something which clearly ends up tearing at Jimmy inside, but he accepts it, letting Chuck have the last word as he slinks away.

It’d be easy to believe that Chuck genuinely means everything he says to Jimmy — except that something about this encounter was clearly triggering, and within the next 24 hours Chuck completely backslides into his old patterns.

Earlier in the episode, director Peter Gould indulged in a bit of house porn when it came to Chuck’s fully restored home. This ended up making sense once Chuck began tearing away at his one refuge, the once-lovely home decorated by ex-wife Rebecca, now in ruin.

And then things got even worse.

In Conclusion, Your Honor

Better Call Saul” is all about the details, especially when it comes to episode titles. Nearly every week, in fact, attentive viewers will experience a moment of realization when it becomes clear why that episode got its name: A moment of dialogue, such as Episode 303, “Sunk Costs,” or a physical action, such as Episode 308, “Slip.”

These moments are never extremely subtle, instead often landing like a physical blow. But we maybe thought we understood why the season finale was called “Lantern” following the cold open, which gave us a bittersweet flashback to the brothers McGill, bonding over childhood favorite “The Adventures of Mabel.” But then we reached the ending, and the brutal final moments which awaited us.

The slow rise of the flames is a moment that is truly, definitively “Saul” at its best — quiet, yet horrific, and oh so grounded and real. Any long-time television fan knows that no one’s truly dead until you see the body. But as we prepare for the long wait for Season 4, we do so knowing that this time, the damage may truly be done. And it just speaks to the brilliance of the series, which keeps us hooked, tragedy after tragedy.

Grade: A

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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Season 3 Finale Proves A Good Man Knows When to Give Up

19 June 2017 8:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: Brace for Impact, It’s the Penultimate Episode of Season 3

Case Summary

It’s not always easy to tell how bad an accident is upon first glance, so for the past week we’ve been waiting to find out just how badly Kim was hurt following the crash at the end of “Fall.” Almost right away, we get our answer — beyond the car, Kim’s down one arm. “This one handed crap is going to get real old real fast,” she muses. The real blow appears to be to her spirit, but at least she’s committing to her recovery in the short term. (A movie binge can cure an awful lot of ills.)

While Kim might be injured, it’s Jimmy who’s truly shaken up by the accident. Blaming himself for the fact that Kim was pushing herself too hard, Jimmy resolves to take »

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‘Better Call Saul’s Michael McKean & Ep On Tonight’s Fiery Finale, What’s Next & ‘Spinal Tap’ Lawsuit

19 June 2017 8:16 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Spoiler Alert: This story contains details of tonight's Better Call Saul Season 3 finale. "He felt he was infallible, and he felt if he was questioned or if he was confronted he knew that he knew, or he felt, that he had moral right on his side, and he felt that he could do no wrong — that’s a terrible place to be," says Michael McKean of his Better Call Saul character Chuck McGill, Jimmy McGill’s eccentric sibling and Albuquerque legal powerhouse who seemingly met his… »

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Christopher Guest Reveals Real-Life Inspiration Behind Spinal Tap

14 June 2017 5:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Christopher Guest revealed the initial inspiration for This is Spinal Tap at the A.V. Club comedy festival. Rob Reiner's This is Spinal Tap is the legendary mockumentary on the fictional hard rock band Spinal Tap that has spawned countless imitators and has even been turned into a descriptive term to poke fun at musicians and the entire music business as a whole. Many bands have spoken up to claim that they were the inspiration for This is Spinal Tap and there have been a few confirmed stories that made it into the movie, but the original inspiration for the cult-favorite mockumentary has never been revealed.

After taking part in the School of Film live event for A.V. Club's comedy festival, Guest took questions from the audience. One audience member stood up and asked Guest if any of the characters that he has portrayed over the yeas were autobiographical. »

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Better Call Saul: Is the AMC TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

13 June 2017 7:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchAre Jimmy McGill's days numbered? Has the Better Call Saul TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Better Call Saul season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Airing on the AMC cable channel, Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito. This Breaking Bad prequel kicks off six years before Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. In the early 2000s, Saul is still down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill. He’s trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge from his older brother’s »

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Better Call Saul: Season Three Ratings

13 June 2017 7:22 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Despite declining ratings, in March of 2016, AMC gave Better Call Saul an early third season renewal. While it has never been a huge ratings success, the Breaking Bad prequel is one of the network's top-performing shows that doesn't involve the zombie apocalypse. AMC continues to promote the series and even ran Breaking Bad marathons ahead of this season's premiere. Can Better Call Saul build up its audience? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.A black comedy crime drama hybrid airing on the AMC cable channel, Better Call Saul kicks off six years before Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) became Walter White’s lawyer. Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Giancarlo Esposito also star. In the early 2000s, Saul is still down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill. He's trying to negotiate the ethical dilemmas of the legal world, emerge »

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Adam West Remembered as Hollywood Mourns the Loss of TV's Batman

10 June 2017 12:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adam West, the actor best known for his role as Batman in the 1960s television series, has died at the age of 88 from a battle with leukemia late on Friday night. West's family shared a statement with Variety to confirm the news. The family offered this to fans.

"Our dad always saw himself as the Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and will always be our hero."

For many, Adam West was their introduction to the world of Batman, and for some, he was the only Batman that mattered. One of West's many talents as an actor was not taking himself too seriously. He could keep a straight face through the most absurd moments, while keeping the fun going on the campy 60's television show. He could surf with the joker, dance with Catwoman while doing the "Batusi," campaigning for mayor of Gotham alongside the Penguin, »

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Hollywood Mourns Batman Actor Adam West: 'He Inspired Generations of Fans'

10 June 2017 9:39 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hollywood is mourning one of it’s most recognizable faces.

Adam West, who immortalized the caped superhero for the 1960’s TV series Batman, died Friday after a short battle with leukemia at the age of 88.

“Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.

Burt Ward, the Robin to West’s Batman, also released a statement remembering his good friend and costar.

“I am devastated at the loss of one my very dearest friends,” Ward said in a statement. »

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Glenne Headly, Dick Tracy and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Star, Dies at 62

9 June 2017 4:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Glenne Headly, star of Dick Tracy and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, has passed away at the age of 62. No cause of death has been reported at this time. However, since she was in production on several projects prior to her passing, this seemed to come very suddenly and as a surprise to those who knew her and have been working with her.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Glenne Headly, who has been working in the business since the early 70s, has died after reports were circulating on social media. In a statement to THR, her representatives confirmed the news and also asked that the public respect her family's privacy. Here's what her reps had to say.

"It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly. We ask that her family's privacy be respected in this difficult time."

Before her untimely passing, Glenne Headly had been working on the new Hulu series, »

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Steve Martin Pays Tribute to His 'Beloved Friend' Glenne Headly: Hollywood Mourns Actress' Death at 63

9 June 2017 10:37 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Glenne Headly’s friends and former costars are mourning the loss of the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels actress, who died at age 63.

“It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly,” her reps told People in a statement. “We ask that her family’s privacy be respected in this difficult time.”

Headly’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels costar Steve Martin tweeted that he was going to miss the “comic genius.”

Our household mourns the sudden loss of beloved friend, actress, and comic genius, Glenne Headly.

Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) June 9, 2017

Headly was in production on the Hulu series Future Man »

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Emmys 2017: Supporting Actor in a Drama — Our 6 Dream Nominees

7 June 2017 6:25 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

John Lithgow is a shoo-in to score an Emmy nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his sublime work on Netflix’s The Crown, and the odds are good that he will actually win. But the five other slots are pretty much up for grabs, particularly with three of last year’s contenders (Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington and Peter Dinklage, and Bloodline‘s Ben Mendelsohn) out of the running. 

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