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"Better Call Saul" - 10 New Episodes

AMC has officially greenlit a fourth season of 10 new episodes for the "Breaking Bad" prequel spin-off "Better Call Saul", starring Bob Odenkirk as lawyer 'Slippery Jimmy McGill' aka 'Saul Goodman':

"...AMC announced it has ordered a fourth season of the critically acclaimed drama 'Better Call Saul'. The 'Breaking Bad' prequel recently concluded its third season on AMC as the third highest-rated drama on cable among adults 25-54. The third season averaged 3.6 million viewers per episode, including 2 million adults 25-54 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. 'Better Call Saul' will return to the network with 10 new episodes in 2018..."

"Supporting artists we respect and admire; delivering truly outstanding character development and nuanced dramatic twists and turns; continuing a legacy of bold creative choices; loving writing that is the best in the business: Truly, 'S'all good, man'" said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "Congratulations to Vince, Peter, Bob and
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Mindy Kaling Has Some Thoughts on Hugh Jackman’s Career — The Week in Showrunner Tweets

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Mindy Kaling Has Some Thoughts on Hugh Jackman’s Career — The Week in Showrunner Tweets
One fascinating aspect of today’s media landscape is that many creators and executive producers enjoy using Twitter to engage with their audiences, share behind-the-scenes information about their shows, chat about politics, and otherwise communicate about what matters to them. So, each week, we’ll compile some of our favorite exchanges representing the wide variety of discourse seen on social media.

Last Week’S Tweets: ‘SNL’ Parties So Hard They Break Tables

This week: A “BoJack Horseman” character seemingly comes to life, the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” writers room gets an upgrade (…maybe), and Lin-Manuel Miranda gets spoiled for “Veep.”

Well, This is a Delightful Image

90%of my Sat mornings for past 5 months r spent in full performance of every Moana song with my Tiny Humans. I do a fine Maui. @Lin_Manuel

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) May 20, 2017

If you haven’t read it, by the way, Rhimes’ “Year of Yes” is a charming memoir/self-help book.
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'Better Call Saul' Director on Why 'Sabrosito' Felt Like a 'Breaking Bad' Episode

[Warning: This interview contains spoilers for Monday's episode of Better Call Saul, "Sabrosito."]

Thomas Schnauz has been a busy man on Better Call Saul this season. He wrote the season's second episode, but didn't direct. This week's episode, "Sabrosito," was the first time Schnauz has directed an episode he didn't write. And stick around for the season's seventh episode, because that one Schnauz wrote and directed.

It's the kind of versatility that Better Call Saul creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have encouraged here and on Breaking Bad that few other shows attempt. 

"Sabrosito" is packed...
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Writers Guild Awards: FX Wins Big With Atlanta, O.J. and The Americans

Writers Guild Awards: FX Wins Big With Atlanta, O.J. and The Americans
The 69th Annual Writers Guild Awards were handed out Sunday night in Los Angeles and New York City, and FX walked away with four of the most coveted trophies.

Donald Glover’s Atlanta was recognized as both TV’s Best Comedy and Best New Series, while The Americans took home the gold for Best Drama and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story won for Best Long-Form Adapted Series.

RelatedNAACP Image Awards: This Is Us, black-ish, Queen Sugar Among Winners

NBC’s This Is Us and Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt earned individual episode accolades. Fellow Netflix laugher
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'Hell Or High Water', 'Deadpool' score WGA nominations

Writers of Hell or High Water, La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards.

Writers of Hell or High Water (pictured), La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards, set to be presented at ceremonies hosted by the West and East branches of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) on Feb 19.

Also nominated in the WGA’s original screenplay category are the writers of Loving, Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight. Fences, Hidden Figures and Nocturnal Animals produced the other nominations in the adapted screenplay category.

Documentary nominations went to Author: The Jt Leroy Story, Command And Control and Zero Days, while dramatic TV series getting nods were The Americans, Better Call Saul, Game Of Thrones, Stranger Things and Westworld.

Full list of feature nominees and selected TV nominees:

Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water Taylor Sheridan

La La Land [link
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'Hell,' 'La La,' 'Arrival,' 'Deadpool' score WGA nominations

Writers of Hell or High Water, La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards.

Writers of Hell or High Water (pictured), La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards, set to be presented at ceremonies hosted by the West and East brances of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) on Feb 19.

Also nominated in the WGA’s original screenplay category are the writers of Loving, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. Fences, Hidden Figures and Nocturnal Animalsproduced the other nominations in the adapted screenplay category.

Documentary nominations went to Author: The Jt Leroy Story, Command and Control and Zero Days, while dramatic TV series getting nods were The Americans, Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and Westworld.

Full list of feature nominees and selected TV nominees:

Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water Taylor Sheridan

La La Land [link
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Review: 'Better Call Saul' episode opens with a shot to impress even 'Breaking Bad' fans

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Review: 'Better Call Saul' episode opens with a shot to impress even 'Breaking Bad' fans
A review of tonight's Better Call Saul coming up just as soon as you point me to your best copier... "I need to find a way to do this that's right for me." -Kim During last night's Walking Dead finale, AMC ran ads for a lot of its current and upcoming shows, including a pair of Better Call Saul ads. One featured critical praise for Bob Odenkirk in particular. The other was heavy on Mike, the Salamancas, and overall Breaking Bad flavor. I can imagine the latter being more appealing to fans of a zombie action show, but Saul remains two shows in one at the moment, and the Jimmy/Kim/Chuck one was predominantly on display in "Fifi," even if the episode opened with an eye-popping sequence that goes up there with some of the more impressive shots the parent show ever gave us, and one that was very
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AMC’s Better Call Saul renewed for season 3

AMC’s Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul has been renewed for a third season. Much like seasons 1 and 2, season 3 will consist of 10 episodes, and Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will serve as the series’ showrunners. Gilligan, Gould, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz are all on board to executive produce.

While not quite as high as they were in season 1, ratings for Better Call Saul have remained solid through its second season, as the show has brought in around 2 million viewers each week.

After being hailed as one of the best TV shows of 2015 during its first season and proving to be a more than worthy successor to Breaking Bad, season 2 has been met with an equal amount of praise. Yesterday, the current season reached its midpoint with episode 5, “Rebecca.”

Be sure to check out our reviews of recent Better Call Saul episodes, including season 2 episodes 3 and 4, “Amarillo” and “Gloves Off,
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'Better Call Saul' Renewed for Season 3 on AMC

'Better Call Saul' Renewed for Season 3 on AMC
AMC and Sony Pictures Television announced today the renewal of critically acclaimed drama Better Call Saul for Season 3.&#160The prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul will return with a ten-episode season, helmed by showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. The series&#160is executive produced by Gilligan, Gould, Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Diner, Rain Man),&#160 Melissa Bernstein (Breaking Bad, Rectify, Halt and Catch Fire) and Breaking Bad alum Thomas Schnauz. Said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.

"What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with 'Better Call Saul' is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own. Watching Jimmy McGill's thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans,
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Slippin’ Jimmy’s Journey Continues As AMC Renews Better Call Saul For Season 3

Slippin’ Jimmy’s evolution into Saul Goodman will continue on into a third season, after AMC announced plans today to renew hit drama Better Call Saul.

Currently in the midst of season 2, an additional season will grant showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould with a further 10 episodes to continue the tale of Bob Odenkirk’s conniving criminal lawyer, who sets about becoming the apex predator of Albuquerque long before a certain Walter White enters the fray.

In light of securing a renewal, AMC President Charlie Collier heaped praised on Better Call Saul, claiming that “what Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with Better Call Saul is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own.”

As our in-depth review attests, we largely agree with them.
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‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC

‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC
The jury is no longer out: AMC has renewed “Better Call Saul” for a 10-episode Season 3. Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will continue running the prequel to “Breaking Bad,” of course. And in addition to those two, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, and Thomas Schnauz will also executive produce. “Better Call Saul” is set six years before Saul Goodman encounters Walter White (Bryan Cranston). When we meet this shows protagonist, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny and hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside and often
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'Better Call Saul' Renewed for Third Season at AMC

'Better Call Saul' Renewed for Third Season at AMC
AMC is sticking with Better Call Saul. The cable network has renewed the Breaking Bad prequel series for a third season. Season three of the drama, produced by Sony Pictures Television, will consist of another batch of 10 episodes with Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould set to return as co-showrunners. Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz exec produce the show starring Bob Odenkirk. Saul, nominated for seven Emmys last year including best drama series, is averaging 4.4 million total viewers when factoring in three days of DVR viewing, with 2.7 million among the adults 25-54 set

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"Better Call Saul" Renewed For Season 3

AMC plans to stick with "Better Call Saul" as the "Breaking Bad" prequel/spin-off has been renewed for a third season of another ten episodes.

'Saul' is averaging 4.4 million total viewers when factoring in three days of DVR viewing, with 2.7 million among the adults 25-54 set and 2.5 million among adults under 50.

Additionally reviews for the second season have picked up in comparison to the already solid ones for the first. Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are set to return as co-showrunners while Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz will executive produce.

Source: THR
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First Clip from 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Arrives

First Clip from 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Arrives
In just a few short weeks, the hit AMC series Better Call Saul will return with the Season 2 Premiere on Monday, February 15, just one day after the The Walking Dead returns. To get fans ready for this highly-anticipated return, Entertainment Weekly has a clip from this new episode. The clip features Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) helping himself to the cucumber water that he isn't supposed to drink.

A prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, the series follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as he navigates the moral dilemmas of the legal world while trying to step out of his older brother's shadow and make a name for himself. Season 1 found Jimmy stumble upon a large class-action lawsuit, which led to a promising job opportunity at a large firm. Having arrived at a fork in the road, will Jimmy take the straight and narrow path with a safe corporate job
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'Better Call Saul' Videos Offer First Look at Season 2

'Better Call Saul' Videos Offer First Look at Season 2
Last week, AMC debuted a new trailer for the hit series Better Call Saul, where Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) was given a new job by Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). As we count down the days to the Season 2 premiere on Monday, February 15, AMC has released yet another trailer, which is much more cryptic. This footage shows Saul in a seedy Mexican dive bar, as he drowns his sorrows while a mariachi band is playing. The big question is, whose call Saul avoiding?

As Saul downs another shot, his cell phone rings, although he doesn't answer it, staring at his phone with contempt. Could it be his brother Chuck McGill (Michael McKean)? Both Saul and Chuck didn't exactly end the first season on good terms, when it was revealed that Chuck made a deal with Hamlin (Patrick Fabian), forcing Saul out of his big class-action case that he took to their firm.
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'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Trailer: Mike's Got a Job for Jimmy

'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Trailer: Mike's Got a Job for Jimmy
'I have been doing the right thing for all of these years, and where has it gotten me? Nowhere.' That's the declaration Jimmy McGill makes in the opening moments of a new Better Call Saul trailer. The troubled lawyer is on the path to his fateful transformation in Season 2. The man once known as James M. McGill Esq., is about to become Saul Goodman. And it's Mike Ehrmantraut that is going to help him get there.

As we see in this latest sneak peek, Mike has a new job for Slippin' Jimmy. And McGill seems poised to take on this questionable mission head first. He asks, 'Where and when?' Setting him down a road that he can never turn back on. Thinking about his actions, Slippin' Jimmy asks, 'Who among us is without sin?'

A prequel to the award-winning series Breaking Bad, the series follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy McGill
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Writers Guild Of America awards nominees revealed

The 2016 Writers Guild of America awards winners have been announced. In the original screenplay category Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies will be going up against the likes of Sicario, Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton and Trainwreck, while the adapted screenplay sees The Big Short compete against Carol, The Martian, Steve Jobs and Trumbo.

The awards also take in documentary material, and television productions. You can see the rest of the nominations below.

Screenplay Nominations

Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies, Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; DreamWorks Pictures

Sicario, Written by Taylor Sheridan; Lionsgate

Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films

Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff; Universal Pictures

Trainwreck, Written by Amy Schumer; Universal Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the
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Nominations For The 68th Annual Writers Guild Of America Awards

The Writers Guild of America has just announced the nominations for their annual awards for Best Screenplays (by writers who are guild signatories). That’s right, before you get nervous thinking that your favorite may have been left off the list, you must remember that the WGA is the group that is not all-inclusive and leaves out several of the top contenders each year due to them not being part of the guild or not following their very specific rules. For this reason, you won’t see Inside Out, The Hateful Eight, and Ex Machina in the Original Screenplay category or Room, Brooklyn, or Anomalisa in the Adapted screenplay category.

Taking a look at what’s left over for the nominations, we find many that were expected to make a showing, including Spotlight and Bridge of Spies for Original Screenplay, though they apparently had to sink to really low depths
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Nominations for the 2016 PGA Awards announced

The Producer’s Guild of America has announced that The Big Short, Bridge Of Spies, Brooklyn, Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Spotlight and Straight Outta Compton will contest the 2015 Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the 2016 PGA Awards.

Traditionally, the majority of PGA Award nominees will also find themselves nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, given that they share many of the same voters. Which probably means bad luck for the likes of Carol and Room.

Here’s a full list of the nominations for film and TV…

Theatrical Motion Picture nominees:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

The Big Short

Producers: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

Bridge of Spies

Producers: Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger

Brooklyn

Producers: Finola Dwyer & Amanda Posey

Ex Machina

This film is
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Straight Outta Compton, The Big Short, Spotlight Among Producers Guild Awards Nominees

The Big Short

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture, long-form television, digital series, sports programs and additional television nominations for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards.

The categories include: The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures; The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures; The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television; Outstanding Sports Program; and Outstanding Digital Series. The feature documentary film category and other television category nominations were previously announced by the PGA in late 2015.

All 2016 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. This year, the Producers Guild will present special honors to Jim Gianopulos (Milestone Award), Shonda Rhimes (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), David Heyman (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), The Hunting Ground (Stanley Kramer
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