In honor of the Great American Smokeout, Ellen DeGeneres thought it would be fun to see what Mad Men would look like without all the cigarettes. But the comedian didn't stop there.
After her breakthrough performances in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, no one would question why Rebel Wilson has become a sought-after star, or why ABC would want to build a show around her ample and fearlessly outrageous talents. But Super Fun Night hasn't been much of a joyride so far.
The original pilot, which has been replaced by another episode for its official premiere (9:31/8:31c), elicited this reaction from me in the Fall Preview issue: "The grotesque extremes to which Wilson stoops to get laughs in this frenetic vehicle have a whiff of desperation. It might also be more fun if she used her authentic Aussie accent." The objection stands about her Americanized speech (her choice), and while the new opener is a little less degrading — instead of exposing her body on a city street with flashing lights on her underwear, a new gag involves an office elevator door shredding her dress, revealing her Spanx at work — it's not much funnier.
Jon Hamm lost the Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series on Sunday, but he's losing something much more important next week — a polyp!
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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
As if we needed more evidence that there's never a slow time of year for significant TV (except maybe Christmas week), here's a mid-August weekend with so many premieres you might think fall had come early — although the new fall season would be lucky to boast shows remotely this interesting.
The greatest buzz, of course, surrounds the beginning of the end of AMC's darkly entertaining masterpiece Breaking Bad (Sunday, 9/8c), which resumes its climactic trajectory with the first of eight final episodes — and if Sunday's blistering hour is any indication of what's to come over the next two months, we're in for quite the wrenching ride. A ride that's teased by an opening flash-forward which suggests catastrophic consequences for the domestic life of Walter White (Bryan Cranston, astonishing as ever in his swings from mensch to menacing) — whose criminal alter ego is now in danger of being exposed by his brother-in-law/DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris, a world removed from the melodramatics of his new gig Under the Dome).
It's been two years since new episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm last graced our television sets, but creator and star Larry David seems in no rush to make a decision about whether the comedy will be back at all, much less start work on a new season.
"That's not such a good question," David told reporters at Thursday's Television Critics Association's fall TV previews when asked about a possible ninth season. "I have not [decided]. I don't know. I really don't know. I couldn't say. Ask me in...
Look closely, Curb Your Enthusiasm fans — that really is Larry David in the new trailer for the upcoming HBO film Clear History.
Jessica Pare, January Jones
With daughter Sally at boarding school, wife Megan seemingly headed to Los Angeles and Sterling Cooper & Partners mandating he take a leave of absence, Mad Men's Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is parting ways with some of the ladies in his complicated life. The actresses of the AMC drama, who were honored last month with Women in Film's Lucy Award for Excellence in Television, share their all-time top scenes with Don.
Emmy season is in full swing! Voters will be checking off names and shows this week they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 18. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series...
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 6 finale of Mad Men. Read at your own risk.]
As the 1968 holiday season approaches, there's as much turmoil in the lives of the characters on AMC's Mad Men as there is in the real world around them....
Vincent Kartheiser, Mad Men
One question has been asked more than any other on this season of Mad Men: Who is Bob Benson?
As soon as the talkative, eager-to-please Bob (James Wolk) turned up with two cups of coffee in his hands in the Season 6 premiere, fans began speculating about his importance. Was he a government agent infiltrating the firm? Was he the long-lost son of Don Draper (Jon Hamm) from his days in the whorehouse? Or was he the time-traveling spawn of Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) and Peggy (Elisabeth Moss) who had come back to 1968 to work alongside his parents?
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As silly as some of the theories became, Pete Campbell was, in fact, a bit of a lynchpin...