Cheers to John Slattery for his sidesplitting turn as a true madman on 30 Rock.
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Following in the wingtipped footsteps of costar Jon Hamm, the Emmy nominee hammed it up hilariously as Steve Austin — not the wrestler, or the Six Million Dollar Man, unless you're blind or senile — a Rhode Island congressional candidate/owner of a local paintball facility. Sure, his literally infantile platform (and his even-less-authentic-than-Julianne-Moore's accent) might have seemed silly, but is "I'm a baby" any more ridiculous of a campaign-commercial theme than Christine O'Donnell's "I'm not a witch"?
Still, Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy...
"Who is Don Draper?" was the opening line of Mad Men this season. As it concludes, will dapper Don (Jon Hamm) be any closer to the answer? "Absolutely, conclusively," insists John Slattery, who plays fellow adman Roger Sterling. "Don came through his divorce, started the new business and survived his own personal cauldron. He ends the year transformed."
Mark Moses and Emily Bergl
Cheers to Desperate Housewives for revisiting the intersection of Wisteria Lane and Madison Avenue.
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Mark Moses, who terrorized Housewives as psycho killer Paul Young from 2004-2007, moved back in last night as the ...
John Slattery took a spin in the director's chair this season on Mad Men, though he says the cast just wouldn't take direction. "Elisabeth Moss couldn't stop laughing," Slattery says. "I would try to tell her something and she couldn't really take me seriously for a while."
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Still, the whole cast doesn't need much direction, he says. "They're so good."
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Matt Passmore, The Glades
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"You can't tell how people are going to behave based on how they have behaved." — Don Draper
Though a number of characters during this hour of Mad Men behave differently than we've seen in the past, Don's sentiment isn't exactly true, no matter how much he wants to believe it. The episode, devoted mostly to Peggy and Pete, shows how much has changed for both of them since they were the pair dealing with awkward sexual tension in the office. Peggy's got a bunch of hip, young friends who smoke pot and refuse to sell their artistic souls to the corporate devil of advertising. Pete is now a partner who isn't afraid to push around his father-in-law, now that Pete has come through by giving Tom a grandchild. But Pete's already been a father, and even though Peggy gave the baby away, it's still there between them. And just as Peggy catches Pete's eye through the glass doors that separate their two current lives at the end of the episode, the two will never be able to truly escape the behaviors of their past...
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Christina Hendricks fans, take heart. Joan is back!
Although the Emmy-nominated standout had a noticeable lack of screen time during Mad Men's third season, Hendricks promises a juicy season ahead for Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce's fiery office manager. "At the end of Season 3, there's a grand announcement from Joan's husband that he's joined the Army. You will see a continuation of that story and watch that unfold a bit," she tells TVGuide.com.
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Indeed, Sunday's episode finds Joan ...
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MICKEY: The presence of werewolves in Bon Temps, er, Mystic Falls makes uncomfortable bedfellows of the brothers Salvatore and Alaric. "What I love about Alaric and Damon is that they are both hopeless romantics blinded by love," Ian Somerhalder tells us. Conveniently, a hottie grad student from Duke will round out their wolf-hunting pack.
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ADAM: You bet. The new season picks up right after the finale's events, and somebody will be carried away in a body bag. Then...
If you're a fan of AMC's Emmy-winning drama Mad Men, you don't need a reason to watch the show's Season 4 premiere Sunday. (It's been circled on our calendar for months!) But since we've been lucky enough to see it, we thought we'd give you extra incentive, in the form of these few mild spoilers...
Mad Men, John Slattery
Nominated again for best supporting actor for Mad Men, John Slattery was already on a high, celebrating his first time directing an episode (the fourth) of Mad Men's new season, which returns July 25. "It was challenging—a bit of an out of body experience to direct myself," he tells TV Guide Magazine. "I remember Lizzy Moss [Peggy] laughing in my face and apologizing every time I...