It's no shocker that Jared Harris isn't coming back to Mad Men next season. (RIP, Lane!) However, Harris set the Internet abuzz Tuesday after he implied that Elisabeth Moss has left the AMC drama as well.
When asked by The Daily if the cast threw him a going-away party, Harris said no. But then he likened his nondescript goodbye to that of several other regular cast members who have left the series permanently. In that list of names, Harris mentioned Moss, whose character was...
Kathryn Erbe and Vincent D'Onofrio
Wine tasting is about to go sour on this Sunday's Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
"We have to figure out how the multi-millionaire who bought one of the most expensive wines in the world ends up dead in his wine cellar," star Vincent D'Onofrio says of the episode, airing at 9/8c on USA.
Exclusive: Adrian Pasdar, Bryan Batt to guest-star on Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Mad Men alum Bryan Batt and former Heroes star Adrian Pasdar will guest-star in the episode as...
Adrian Pasdar and Bryan Batt
Law & Order: Criminal Intent has recruited Heroes alum Adrian Pasdar and former Mad Men actor Bryan Batt to guest-star on an upcoming episode, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Pasdar, 46, will play a wine collector named Mason Kent. Batt, 48, will portray a...
Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer
Sometimes a show just ain't the same once one of its key characters dies, leaves or gets otherwise written out. Think of the outrage when Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) packed up her stethoscope and left House's Princeton Plainsboro — and Chase — in her rear-view. There's been a hole in the heart of Brothers & Sisters since Walker sibling Tommy (Balthazar Getty) lost his mind and fled South of the Border. And who among us doesn't miss the smart ties and whipsmart repartee of art director Sal Romano (Bryan Batt) on Mad Men? Don't even get us started on the revolving door at Grey's Anatomy's Seattle Grace Hospital.
So if you had the power of TV-character reanimation, who would you bring back?
I'll go first. I miss the way Weeds' Conrad (Romany Malco) and Heylia (Tonye Patano) were able to rein in Nancy's more egotistical flights of fancy.
Now you. Which character(s) would you bring back?
By now I've learned that getting the super secretive Mad Men cast to confirm anything is impossible. Even so, I'm feeling fairly confident that before long we'll be seeing Bryan Batt back in '60s-era NYC as artistic director Salvatore Romano on the Emmy-winning AMC drama. Why am I feeling so positive? Well, in the past, every time I'd run in to Bryan and ask for an update on his status, he'd tell me quite sullenly that he's heard nada from anyone. Basically, he was getting on with his life. But at the Emmy Awards, Bryan was back with his cast and just seemed tickled — as if he knew something we didn't...
Another week, another Mad Men photo for us to overanalyze.
After releasing a promo poster last week featuring Don Draper (Jon Hamm) in an empty office, AMC has unveiled the Season 4 cast photo that may offer some insight into the new season. (Click here to see a larger version of the photo.)
What does the new Mad Men poster tell us?
Here's what we're thinking:
1. First and foremost ...
Bryant Batt and Michael Urie
Mad Men star Bryan Batt sympathizes with the fans of Ugly Betty who are already mourning the loss of the show.
Exclusive: Mad Men's Bryan Batt to guest-star on Ugly Betty
"I had such a wonderful time working on the show," Batt tells TVGuide.com. "It's such a shame the show's been canceled because they've created this unique world and it's unlike any other thing that's out there. Like Mad Men, it became its own special creation and people really got into it."
Bryan Batt, Mad Men
For Mad Men's Bryan Batt, looking back at the AMC drama's third season is bittersweet.
Mad Men: What's next for Sal?
Yes, Batt's character, closeted art director Salvatore Romano, received ample screen time and emotional story lines. It's just that the most gripping episode of his arc may have been his very last on the show.
In the episode, Sal refused the advances of the son of Sterling Cooper's largest client. In the fallout, he was fired, and his character did not appear in the remainder of the season. Batt says he hasn't been approached about returning for Season 4, which begins airing this summer.
"I don't know what's happening with my character," Batt tells TVGuide.com...
Those still mourning the firing of Mad Men's Salvatore Romano, chin up: Bryan Batt will guest-star on Ugly Betty, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Mad Men: What's next for Sal?
Batt will play Spencer Cannon, a handsome soap opera actor in his mid-40s who Amanda (Becki Newton) tries to set up with Marc (Michael Urie). Batt is the second...
Bryan Batt, Mad Men
[SPOILER WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the most recent episode of Mad Men.]
"My jaw dropped; my heart sunk," Bryan Batt tells TVGuide.com of his reaction to reading a climactic scene from Sunday's episode of Mad Men between Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Salvatore Romano. "It's so heartbreaking."
When one of Sterling Cooper's most lucrative clients propositions Sal, Sal turns him down, which leads the client, the heir to the Lucky Strike cigarette fortune, to insist upon Sal's dismissal. It's particularly unsettling that Don does the firing, since it was he who witnessed Sal's near-romp in Baltimore and warned him only to "limit [his] exposure." Batt said Sal's real shock is the realization that he no longer has an ally in Don.
Mad Men's Bryan Batt on his jaw-dropping scene
"I do feel Sal felt very betrayed because there are many different options that could have come into play to save his job, but none of that was exercised," Batt says. "Don didn't do anything; he basically washed his hands and did not believe Sal when he told him the honest truth. It's the ultimate case of sexual harassment meets homophobia. Sal is completely innocent. He played by the rules, he did what he's supposed to do, and he gets punished for it. It's quite sad."
The million-dollar question, of course, is whether we've seen the last of Sal. Batt is expectedly tight-lipped, but he thinks viewers shouldn't lose all faith...