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- Michael Stevens
Bill Burr is getting animated for Netflix. The streaming service announced on Wednesday that it has ordered six episodes of F is for Family, an animated series based on the comedy of the oft-incensed stand-up. Created by Burr and Simpsons writer-producer Michael Price, the series focuses on the exploits of the Murphy family in the '70s, "a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport." Burr, whose TV resume includes such credits as Breaking Bad and New Girl, will provide the voice for the family's patriarch, Frank, while Laura Dern will »
- Dan Snierson
Neil Patrick Harris was the 4th choice to host Oscars — after Ellen, Chris Rock and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Ellen DeGeneres was against hosting for a 3rd time, according to The Hollywood Reporter, while a deal with 2005 host Chris Rock “failed to materialize.” “Veep” star Louis-Dreyfus, meanwhile, said no to hosting. Bryan Cranston responds to Toys ‘R Us pulling “Breaking Bad” toys: "Nicely played Florida Mom" "Word on the street is that they were sent to Belize,” he tweeted. World Series delivers its worst Game 1 overnight ratings ever Last night’s blowout win was topped by “NCIS,” “NCIS: New Orleans” and “The Voice.” Plus: “Selfie” sees a slight rise, and “Marry Me” falls about 15-20% in Week 2. Click Read Full Post For More PBS: At least 33 million watched part of “The Roosevelts” The average audience for all seven episodes was 9.2 million. Melissa Rivers is poised to inherit more than $100M from Joan Rivers »
- Norman Weiss
The adult toy purchasers claim that theyre a collector doesnt really change the fact that theyre playing with dolls
What more ironic way to celebrate the characterisation of Breaking Bads Walter White drug kingpin and criminal mastermind than to purchase a plastic doll in his likeness? From White to Mad Mens Don Draper, our culture celebrates alpha male archetypes of the old school, and yet in their appreciation too many fans become the antithesis of their heros qualities. The decision of Toys R Us in the Us to remove Breaking Bad figurines, following an angry petition from parents who didnt want their offspring exposed to dolls with their own detachable sack of meth, should be a wake-up call to the creeping infantilisation of our modern culture. These toys, along with Mattels Don Draper or the collectors Vito Corleone arent being bought by children in the traditional sense of the word. »
- Rupert Myers
No half-measures, even in the toy game. Toys "R" Us is removing a controversial line of Breaking Bad action figures featuring drug kingpin Walter "Heisenberg" White and sidekick-nemesis Jesse Pinkman armed with bags of cash and meth. This follows a heavily publicized protest led by a Florida mother, who earned over 9,000 signatures with her Change.org petition.
"Let's just say, the action figures have taken an 'indefinite sabbatical,'" Toys "R" Us spokeswoman Kathleen Waugh cleverly told NBC News, referencing a classic line from the acclaimed AMC drama. But this »
Apparently Heisenberg is no match for a Florida mom. The Associated Press reported Toys "R" Us has stopped selling Breaking Bad dolls, in the wake of a petition calling for them to be removed. "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an 'indefinite sabbatical,'" Toys "R" Us said in a statement EW obtained. The petition, which garnered over 9,000 signatures, called the company's "decision to sell a Breaking Bad doll, complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth, alongside children’s toys...a dangerous deviation from their family friendly values." Bryan Cranston was none too »
- Esther Zuckerman
And who says Change.org petitions don’t get anything done? Earlier this week we reported that Toys R Us was under fire from angry parents who didn’t think it was appropriate that toys from the mature-rated TV show Breaking Bad were on sale in what is generally considered to be a toy story for children. Toys R Us responded by saying that the toys were separated out from “younger” targeted action figures, and clearly labeled that they were for ages 15 and up. The Heisenberg toy, for example, came with a tiny bag of meth and some cash, and the idea was that the toys would encourage children to either watch the show, or start dealing drugs. Now, Toys R Us has caved, and has removed the Breaking Bad toys from their shelves. “Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical,” Toys R Us said in a statement. »
Today we're sharing a short film, "The Slaughter," that garnered festival attention last year at the SXSW, BFI London and Locarno film festivals, and was a finalist for the Student Academy Awards. This week, it's the current Vimeo Staff Pick, as well as the Featured Short on Short Of The Week. Shorts don't get much attention outside of festival programming, but many are able to pack more of an emotional punch in just 15 minutes than many studio feature films. "The Slaughter" is no exception, coming with a strong message inspired by director Jason B. Kohl's background. Kohl's father breeds and sells Mangalista pigs, and after witnessing a humane pig slaughter, he was inspired to explore the process onscreen. "The Slaughter" features the story of a father and son who are negotiating their troubled relationship, as the father attempts to pass on his knowledge of pig farming and humane slaughter to his son. »
- Katie Walsh
“Breaking Bad” fans looking for plastic versions of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman at Toys R Us will have to shop elsewhere. The retail chain announced that it has pulled the action figures of characters in the hit AMC drama from shelves after a Florida mom launched a Change.org petition asking Toys R Us to do just that. See photos: ‘Breaking Bad’ Cast Steps Out for Final Season Premiere (Photos) “Let's just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical,” the company said in a statement after Susan Myers’ online petition gained 9,300 signatures and national media attention. See »
- Greg Gilman
Bank Leumi is providing debt financing that can help cover the “lion’s share” of the costs of the films, with budgets ranging from $12-$40m.
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They may have toys in their millions all under one roof, but Breaking Bad dolls is a step too far for Toys R Us…
Here’s one from our ‘you couldn’t make this up’ department. While Breaking Bad merchandise is to be expected, who would have thought that a Toys R Us exec would deem it a good idea to sell them in a kids’ toy shop?
Being able to pick up a Walter White or Jesse Pinkman doll – complete with meth-based accessories! - in the same shop as Lego, My Little Pony and Tickle Me Elmo (is that still a thing?) apparently doesn’t go down well with parents. Who could have guessed?
"While the show may be compelling viewing for adults, its violent content and celebration of the drug trade make this collection unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters," wrote Susan Schrivjer, the »
When AMC announced they were splitting the final season of Mad Men into two seven-episodes halves, similar to what had been done with Breaking Bad in its last two years, I could only roll my eyes in disdain. The splitting of cable drama seasons is often an annoyance, and while it can work out fine with some series – The Walking Dead and its enormous fanbase seem to have adjusted just fine to the strategy over the years, in part because they’ve being doing it since the second season – it feels especially cumbersome and unnecessary when imposed upon the final years of a long-running drama that has long-since established a workable format.
It’s easy to forget that Breaking Bad seriously struggled with the half-length season format in its 2012 episodes, given how utterly brilliant the final eight hours were in 2013, but where Vince Gilligan and company had so carefully cultivated »
- Jonathan R. Lack
Toys 'R' Us has stopped selling a series of Breaking Bad action figures in the wake of a Change.org petition by a Florida mom, who was incensed that a store that markets to kids was selling models of a murderous meth kingpin (complete with a baggie of faux crystal meth). "Parents and grandparents around the world shop at Toys 'R' Us, online and in stories, with their children and should not be forced to explain why a certain toy comes with a bag of highly dangerous and illegal drugs or why someone who sells those drugs deserves to be made into an action figure,” Susan Schrivjer wrote on the petition, which has garnered 9,034 signatures to date. Well, Toys 'R' Us has heard her complaint, and it looks like your chance to reenact "Ozymandias" in your sand pit with a garden spade and a few matchbox cars has now passed. »
- Anna Silman
Tom Hanks' “Bachelor Party” is the latest movie-to-tv remake ABC has ordered a “comedy anthology series” based on the raunchy 1984 film, co-created by Regis Philbin’s daughter, J.J. Philbin. The “Bachelor Party” series will focus on three couples: "one about to get married, another recently divorced and a third just falling in love.” Toys ‘R Us yanks “Breaking Bad” action figures following a Florida mom’s complaints "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical,” Toys ‘R Us said in a statement, following pressure from a Florida mom who gathered 8,000 signatures. Tina Fey recalls casting Jan Hooks on “30 Rock,” says: “Jan should have had a bigger career ... as big as Rob Schneider's f*cking career" “We needed to cast Jane Krakowski's estranged Florida dirtbag mother, and I thought, My God, do you think we could get Jan Hooks?” Fey recalled on Monday night, adding »
- Norman Weiss
Update: Toys 'R Us has decided to pull the Breaking Bad action figures off the shelves following angry mothers petitioning against toys being sold. The company tells E! News in a statement, "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an 'indefinite sabbatical.'" ___________________________________________________________ Attention all angry mothers—the man has spoken. Or tweeted, rather. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has responded to at least one specific mom who has made it publicly known that she's against the idea of Toys 'R Us selling action figures based on the AMC series—and what he wrote will only make you love him that much »
Toys R Us is sending its “Breaking Bad” action figures on a trip to Belize, if you catch the drift.
Following a Change.com petition from a Florida mom that called for the retailer to stop selling its line of action figures based on the AMC drama, the toy company announced it would pull the collection from its shelves and online store. The petition claimed that the toys were a “dangerous deviation from (Toy R Us’) family friendly values.”
“Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an ‘indefinite sabbatical,'” a Toys R Us rep said in a statement, referencing a line from the show.
The toys, which the petition says included “a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth,” were intended for consumers 15 and up. As of Tuesday evening the petition had over 8,700 signatures.
Though Toys R Us seems to have bowed to the backlash, »
- Kevin Noonan
Walter White is no match for one concerned parent. Toys "R" Us has removed a line of Breaking Bad action figures from shelves following a Florida mom's grassroots crusade, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The toy line for the AMC drama, which starred Bryan Cranston as a chemistry teacher who resorts to cooking meth, has been pulled from shelves, effective immediately. The line included figurines of characters Walter and Jesse Pinkman, with Walter's likeness including a tiny tray of crystal meth. See more 'Breaking Bad': 10 Most Mind-Blowing Episodes "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an 'indefinite
- Ryan Gajewski
A Breaking Bad line of actions figures available at Toys"R"Us, which come “complete with a detachable sack of cash and a bag of meth,” are causing quite a stir. A Florida mom, who is even an admitted fan of the AMC drama, has started a petition to have the toy store chain remove the toy line from their shelves. Bryan Cranston, who won multiple Emmys for his role as chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-lord Walter White on the show, took to twitter to comment on the petition:
"Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) October 20, 2014
Two words (and a video): He won.
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- Eli Reyes
As Mad Men's final season (well, half-season) draws nearer, the idea that the show will be over-over — totally over, done forever — is becoming more distressing. AMC spun off Breaking Bad into the upcoming Better Call Saul, and The Walking Dead has a spinoff in the works, too. Could Mad Men get the same treatment? So far, AMC and Matthew Weiner have said no. But that's just because they haven't heard our pitches yet.The Peggy story: Second Wave Peggy's the most obvious character to spin off because she's had the most to do; plus, her character's development is a microcosm for the many aspects of the women's movement. The challenge would be giving Peggy a new world to exist in, otherwise it would just be Mad Men without Don — given what we know about her, she'd continue to work with Ken and maybe Pete, unless something major happened. Like, »
- Margaret Lyons
Though AMC has had some popular scripted series that have run for years, many others have been cancelled after just one season. How are the current crop of shows doing? Which will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.
Last update: Ratings for the most recent episode of The Walking Dead added.
There's lots of data that AMC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
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