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The Last Man on Earth Cast Performs Season 3's First Scene — Plus: Mad Men Creator's Reaction to Their Homage

15 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Apparently, the cure for spoilerphobia is whatever was in Will Forte‘s cup when he and the cast of The Last Man on Earth stopped by TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by Zte. “He’s drunk,” Kristen Schaal told Michael Ausiello.

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Forte wasn’t really. But for whatever reason, not only did the Fox comedy’s creator/star lead the gang in a performance of the first scene of Season 3 (premiering Sunday, Sept. 25, at 9:30/8:30c), he revealed which presidential candidate was (not really) at the door when it concluded. »

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13 Candidates In Race For Eight Seats On WGA West Board

22 July 2016 1:46 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The WGA West said today that 13 candidates will be vying for eight open seats in its upcoming board of directors election. Incumbents seeking re-election include former guild president Patric Verrone, Marjorie David, Jonathan Fernandez and Chip Johannessen. The others in the race are Keenen Ivory Wayans, Matthew Weiner, Ligiah Villalobos, David Slack, Ali LeRoi, Courtney Ellinger, Glen Mazzara, Zoanne Clack and Richard Keith. The guild will host its annual candidates'… »

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13 Candidates In Race For Eight Seats On WGA West Board

22 July 2016 1:46 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The WGA West said today that 13 candidates will be vying for eight open seats in its upcoming board of directors election. Incumbents seeking re-election include former guild president Patric Verrone, Marjorie David, Jonathan Fernandez and Chip Johannessen. The others in the race are Keenen Ivory Wayans, Matthew Weiner, Ligiah Villalobos, David Slack, Ali LeRoi, Courtney Ellinger, Glen Mazzara, Zoanne Clack and Richard Keith. The guild will host its annual candidates'… »

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Review: ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Amusingly Translates Charms of Beloved Series to The Big Screen

22 July 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It would take a comedic genius like Joanna Lumley to turn the single word “Gabon” into a three-act play. But it is the visionary Jennifer Saunders who wrote the joke, gave it to her partner in crime and brought the outrageous world of “Absolutely Fabulous” to life. And for that, we should all be in awe. Saunders is the star and creator of “Absolutely Fabulous” — “Ab Fab,” to fans — the movie based on the hit series that ran on BBC One for twenty years, and one of the most successful series-to-movie adaptations of the last decade.

Not that “Absolutely Fabulous” is a cinematic masterpiece, but unlike the big screen versions of “Sex and The City” or the just-released “Looking,” “Absolutely Fabulous” captures the irreverent fun of the series using an appropriately absurd plot device and does not read like a tired excuse to put the characters back in a room together. »

- Jude Dry

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Review: 'Kernel Panic' presents the extreme highs and lows of 'Mr. Robot'

20 July 2016 8:26 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's Mr. Robot coming up just as soon as I open a dwarf sanctuary... "I will not be owned!" -Elliot Elliot spends most of "Kernel Panic" battling for control against Mr. Robot, even temporarily banishing him from his head for a while through massive doses of Adderall. Eventually, though, he runs out of pills — and the ability to function without sleep — and his dark alter ego returns, proving new best friend Ray's theory that "Control is about as real as a one-legged unicorn taking a leak at the end of a double rainbow." The episode as a whole represents Mr. Robot as a series that's at once both wildly out of control and under complete control. At slightly over an hour without commercials, it feels much too long for the amount of story it contains, and there are certain sequences (Angela's dinner with Price, for instance »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner Lends Voice to Audiobook of Frank O’Hara’s ‘Lunch Poems’

19 July 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nine years ago yesterday, July 19, the Jon Hamm powerhouse show “Mad Men” premiered its first season. Last summer, the series wrapped and throughout the seven seasons, the show’s creator Matthew Weiner often touched on how poet Frank O’Hara’s work influenced how he handled the series. The influence proved so profound that Weiner collaborated with Audible Studios on an audiobook version of perhaps O’Hara’s most famous collection, “Lunch Poems.”

Read More: Here Are the 10 Films That Inspired ‘Mad Men,’ As Picked By Matthew Weiner

Check out a poem from the audiobook below — “Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)” — about the famous 1950s actress. The original Frank O’Hara book hit its 50th anniversary back in 2014. The back cover reads: “Often this poet, strolling through the noisy splintered glare of a Manhattan noon, has paused at a sample Olivetti to type up thirty or forty lines of ruminations, »

- Kyle Kizu

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‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner Lends Voice to Audiobook of Frank O’Hara’s ‘Lunch Poems’

19 July 2016 11:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nine years ago yesterday, July 19, the Jon Hamm powerhouse show “Mad Men” premiered its first season. Last summer, the series wrapped and throughout the seven seasons, the show’s creator Matthew Weiner often touched on how poet Frank O’Hara’s work influenced how he handled the series. The influence proved so profound that Weiner collaborated with Audible Studios on an audiobook version of perhaps O’Hara’s most famous collection, “Lunch Poems.”

Read More: Here Are the 10 Films That Inspired ‘Mad Men,’ As Picked By Matthew Weiner

Check out a poem from the audiobook below — “Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)” — about the famous 1950s actress. The original Frank O’Hara book hit its 50th anniversary back in 2014. The back cover reads: “Often this poet, strolling through the noisy splintered glare of a Manhattan noon, has paused at a sample Olivetti to type up thirty or forty lines of ruminations, »

- Kyle Kizu

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How Well Do You Know 'Mad Men'?

19 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Matthew Weiner's Mad Men premiered July 19, 2007, on AMC, when the imaginings of the former Sopranos writer finally came to television, featuring Don, Betty, Joan, Peggy, Roger and more embodying the advertising world of the 1960s.  Now, nine years later, Don Draper has become a household name, with Emmys and Golden Globes for both its lead actor, Jon Hamm, and for the show as the best TV drama.  But how well do you remember Sterling Cooper, or the later Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce? Test your knowledge and take the quiz below in honor of the show’s ninth anniversary.   Research

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- Jennifer Konerman

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Black Lives Matter Forces Hollywood to Get Real About Racism

17 July 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hollywood has long been viewed as a force in the battle for social justice. But the police killings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the subsequent murder of five police officers in Dallas last week is forcing some in the entertainment industry to take a hard look at their role in the nation’s growing racial tensions. “It has to change,” “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, whose show routinely tackled social issues in the 1960s, told TheWrap at a special screening of “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” on Thursday at the WGA in Beverly Hills. »

- Itay Hod

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Cast Reacts to That Shocking Death in Season 4

6 July 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

[Spoiler alert: The following post discusses major plot points from the last two episodes of “Orange Is the New Black” season 4. Do not read until you’ve finished the season.]

Fans of “Orange is the New Black” weren’t the only ones devastated by Poussey Washington’s untimely death in the penultimate episode of season 4.

In a new Netflix clip posted to YouTube, Samira Wiley, who portrayed the fallen Poussey, tearfully reflected on the death of her beloved character.

“I’m the person that gives life to this character but, you know, let’s say I’m pulling myself away from it… I think it’s going to be devastating,” Wiley said in the video.

Wiley also discussed the public’s reaction to Poussey’s fate.

“Because people are so invested in this show, and some of these things will happen to characters that they have, over the past four years, gotten to know and love, it makes it so personal,” she said.

Matthew Weiner, who directed the episode, expressed Poussey’s impact in an interview last week.

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- Arya Roshanian

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4: Matthew Weiner Talks Directing Episode 12 ‘The Animals’

27 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

[Spoiler alert: The following interview discusses the entire fourth season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” Do not read unless you’ve watched.]

The last time Matthew Weiner directed an episode of television was the series finale of his beloved creation, “Mad Men.” So it’s only fitting that his follow-up gig makes just as much noise, and the twelfth episode of “Orange Is the New Black” Season 4 has certainly caused a stir.

The episode, titled “The Animals,” closes with the death of fan favorite character Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) in a tragic scenario that echoes a real-life murder at the center of the Black Lives Matter movement. But even beyond that devastating climax, the season’s jam-packed penultimate installment is full of memorable scenes: Sophia (Laverne Cox) finally returns to general population; Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) and Boo (Lea DeLaria) settle their differences; the prisoners put aside racial divides to stage a peaceful protest; the list goes on.

It would be an intimidating assignment even for one of the show’s veteran directors, and »

- Geoff Berkshire

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'Orange Is the New Black': Director Matthew Weiner on "Choreographing the Chaos" of the Tragic End

27 June 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the entire fourth season of Orange Is the New Black, including the finale.] When Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner agreed to direct an episode of Orange Is the New Black, he was saying yes to an episode fans of the Netflix series would never forget — and likely rewatch in painstaking detail. But the pressure Weiner felt was of the approval of his friend, Orange creator Jenji Kohan. To hear Weiner tell it, the Mad Men grad says Kohan approached him after a scheduling conflict. Turns out Kohan needed a director for the penultimate episode

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- Jackie Strause

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4: Danielle Brooks on Big Death, Giving a Voice to ‘The Left Behind’

24 June 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

[Spoiler alert: The following interview discusses major plot points from the final three episodes of “Orange Is the New Black” season 4. Do not read until you’ve finished the season.]

Danielle Brooks’ Taystee has long been a ray of sunshine in the depressing world of “Orange Is the New Black,” and at first, season four seems to continue that trend for her. Taystee gets a plush job working as Warden Caputo’s (Nick Sandow) assistant, and she warms to the administrative role, reveling in the responsibility and structure of answering phones and doing paperwork. She manages to get the whole prison to watch “The Wiz” on movie night and even convinces Caputo to buy her baby-blue watch. In a season marked by a lot of frustration and fear, Taystee’s in a little bubble where she’s riding high.

Until the final two episodes, when her best friend Poussey (Samira Wiley) dies at the hands of Litchfield corrections officer Baxter Bayley (Alan Aisenberg). Taystee transforms from a ray of sunshine to a bolt of lightning, and in the final minutes of the season, incites »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Matthew Weiner, Glen Mazzara, Patric Verrone Seeking Writers Guild Seats

21 June 2016 10:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Former Writers Guild of America West President Patric Verrone, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, “The Walking Dead” executive producer Glen Mazzara and comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans have been nominated to run for eight open seats on the WGA West’s board of directors.

Verrone, best known for leading the 2007-08 WGA strike, is running as an incumbent as are Marjorie David, Jonathan Fernandez and Chip Johannessen. Others seeking seats are Ligiah Villalobos, David Slack, Ali LeRoi, Courtney Ellinger, Dan Wilcox, Zoanne Clack and Richard Keith.

Weiner received nine Emmys for his work on “Mad Men” and “The Sopranos.” Mazzara was the executive producer of “Walking Dead” on its second and third seasons and is the creator and executive producer of “Damien.”

Wayans is best known as the host and co-creator of “In Living Color.”

The election is likely to fuel discussions about details of a successor deal to the current WGA master contract, which »

- Dave McNary

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Matthew Weiner, Glen Mazzara, Patric Verrone Seeking Writers Guild Seats

21 June 2016 10:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Former Writers Guild of America West President Patric Verrone, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner, “Walking Dead” executive producer Glen Mazzara and comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans have been nominated to run for eight open seats on the WGA West’s board of directors.

Verrone, best known for leading the 2007-08 WGA strike, is running as an incumbent as are Marjorie David, Jonathan Fernandez and Chip Johannessen. Others seeking seats are Ligiah Villalobos, David Slack, Ali LeRoi, Courtney Ellinger, Dan Wilcox, Zoanne Clack and Richard Keith.

The election is likely to fuel discussions about details of a successor deal to the current WGA master contract, which expires on May 1. The open seats are for a two-year term.

Johannessen was the co-chair of the negotiating committee with Billy Ray in 2014 when the guild reached the current deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Talks for a successor deal with the »

- Dave McNary

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Uzo Aduba on ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 4, the Big Death and Mental Health

21 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

[Spoiler alert: The following interview discusses major plot points from the final three episodes of “Orange Is the New Black” season 4. Do not read until you’ve finished the season.]

In many ways Uzo Aduba’s Suzanne “Crazy-Eyes” Warren has become the heart of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” And in season four, that heart is shattered into pieces. The season’s final three episodes put Suzanne through one ordeal after another — whether it’s an unwelcome physical confrontation with her estranged girlfriend Maureen Kukudio (Emily Althaus), the breakdown during a peaceful protest that results in a chaotic scene and the death of friend and fellow inmate Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley), or the tragic backstory that finally explains what sent Suzanne to prison.

Variety spoke with two-time Emmy winner Uzo Aduba about filming these “intense” episodes back-to-back, working with “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner for the first time, how the show handles the serious issue of mental illness, and her memories of an intimate send-off dinner with Wiley and co-stars Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew.

How did you find out about Poussey’s death in »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Game of Thrones Recap: Stab in the Stark, Plus: Which Presumed-Dead Character Reappeared This Week?

5 June 2016 6:52 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out last week’s Game of Thrones recap here.

Just in case you haven’t perused your on-screen channel guide lately, this season’s Game of Thrones episode descriptions are positively Matthew Weiner-esque in their simplicity/obfuscation.

For those not familiar with the Mad Men creator, whose demands for secrecy in all aspects of his AMC series became legend, prided himself on crafting episode previews and synopses that gave away absolutely nothing about the hour in question. For instance, an installment in which Don would go on a week-long bender might simply say, “Don has a drink. »

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Jim Jarmusch Set To Visit Mexico City For A Conference

2 June 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The main concept of the Tag Cdmx festival is to invite “great minds” to share their knowledge with the general public through conferences and workshops. Over the years, they have had great presence of filmmakers, such as James Cameron, Spike Lee and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. For the 2016 edition (June 29-30), Tag Cdmx just confirmed Jim Jarmusch, one of the pioneers of the American independent cinema, as a main guest. As far as I’m concerned, Jarmusch has never been at a film event in Mexico before, which makes Tag Cdmx’s announcement one of the best news so far this year for true Mexican cinephiles. It’s worth noting that just last month, Jarmusch, 63, presented at the Cannes Film Festival, to great acclaim, his...

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Don Draper's Wallet, Peggy's Typewriter for Sale in 'Mad Men' Auction

23 May 2016 1:13 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Don Draper's wallet may be the most exclusive item for sale this Father's Day. It's one of the big ticket items on the auction block this spring. Lionsgate is auctioning off more than 1,500 items from the AMC drama Mad Men including Peggy Olson's Sc&P typewriter, Joan Harris' office ice bucket and tumbler set and Roger Sterling's Ray-Ban sunglasses. ScreenBid's online sale begins June 1st.

"Every item that appeared on Mad Men was chosen with painstaking care to be both historically accurate for the time period and to help tell »

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‘Mad Men’ Auction Will Let You Take Home Don Draper’s Wallet, Peggy Olson’s Typewriter

23 May 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

More than 1,500 official props and memorabilia used on the set of AMC’s “Mad Men” will be available for auction beginning June 1 to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the series finale.

Ellen Freund, the award-winning property master who curated the items, teamed with Hollywood’s leading collectible auction site Screenbid to make the opportunity possible. Fans will be able to place a bid for such items as Don Draper’s (Jon Hamm) bar cart dressing and wallet, Peggy Olson’s (Elisabeth Moss) moving banker box and Sc&P typewriter, and Joan Harris’ (Christina Hendricks) office ice bucket and tumbler set.

“Every item that appeared on ‘Mad Men’ was chosen with painstaking care to be both historically accurate for the time period and to help tell the characters’ stories through the objects around them,” said Freund. “With this auction, it’s exciting to give fans a chance to take home a »

- Lamarco McClendon

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