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Can Halt and Catch Fire Reboot AMC's Drama Slate?

Scoot McNairy and Lee Pace

If you tune in to AMC Sunday night at 10/9c, you'll find a period piece starring a handsome, well-dressed man who, despite having the confidence and silver tongue to sell almost anything, is running from his complicated past. And no, we're not talking about Mad Men or Don Draper.

The show in question is Halt and Catch Fire, a drama set in the "Silicon Prairie" of Dallas, Texas in 1983 that tells the story of the race to build the best personal computer.  And while the surface comparisons to Mad Men may be incidental, it's no surprise that AMC would be looking to recapture some of that show's magic as the network prepares to reboot itself after saying goodbye to its cornerstone property next year.

Where does AMC go from here?

"More than anything, we talk about doing what got us to the dance," AMC president Charlie Collier told TVGuide.com back in January while speaking of upcoming projects, including Halt and Catch Fire. Added Executive Vice President of Original Programming Joel Stillerman: "Shows that just a handful of networks in the business would even entertain are much more the bread and butter of what we're doing. The game is to be eclectic by design and look for the great visionaries who we can empower to do their passion projects and big original ideas."

With Halt and Catch Fire, AMC got just that... read more

AMC Sets Premiere Date for Hell on Wheels Season 4

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AMC has set the premiere date for Hell on Wheels' fourth season. The Western drama will return on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 9/8c.

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Mad Men Boss on the Finale's Big Death and the Show's Final Episodes

Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Rich Sommer

[WARNING: This story contains spoilers from Sunday's Mad Men finale. Read at your own risk.]

As Mad Men heads into its final, seven-episode stretch, it will do so without one of its original characters. 

Mad Men Finale Recap: How to succeed in business (while actually dying)

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Mad Men Finale Recap: How to Succeed in Business (While Actually Dying)

Jon Hamm

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's Mad Men. Read at your own risk.]

"The moon belongs to everyone. The best things in life they're free."

The coup led by Roger Sterling in Mad Men's midseason finale may not be as impressive a feat as the Apollo 11 crew landing on the moon, but both could have easily ended in disaster. And while both missions were successful — though in the case of Sterling Cooper & Partners, with one casualty — Don Draper is reminded once again that success isn't the only thing that matters... read more

AMC's Halt and Catch Fire Becomes the First Television Show to Debut on Tumblr

Lee Pace

The new AMC series Halt and Catch Fire is all about the rise of the computer, so it makes sense that the network would find some tech-y way to promote it. But did anyone expect Halt and Catch Fire to make its worldwide debut on a site that specializes in animated .GIFs?

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Better Call Saul Casts Three Actors, Including Orphan Black Alum

Patrick Fabian

Things are heating up down in Albuquerque! Three more actors have signed on to Better Call Saul, according to Deadline.com.

Patrick Fabian (Veronica Mars), Rhea Seehorn (Franklin & Bash), and ... read more

Michael McKean Joins Breaking Bad Prequel Better Call Saul

Michael Mckean

Michael McKean has joined AMC's upcoming Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul, Deadline.com reports.

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Mad Men: Meet Lou Avery, the Most Hated Man on Television

Allan Havey

In just a few brief scenes, Mad Men's Lou Avery has become one of the most hated characters on TV.

After taking over as Sterling Cooper & Partners' creative director in the wake of Don Draper's meltdown and suspension, Lou (Allan Havey), quickly made his presence felt. Although Lou isn't bogged down by a host of personal problems like Don (Jon Hamm) is, he's a bit of a square and lacks Don's creative spark, which almost instantly put him at odds with Draper protégé Peggy (Elisabeth Moss). Making matters worse... read more

Mad Men's Season 7 Premiere: Is It Too Late for Don Draper to Change?

Jon Hamm

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 7 premiere of Mad Men. Read at your own risk.]

"Are you ready? Because I want you to pay attention. This is the beginning of something."

Yes, Matthew Weiner, you have our attention. The Mad Men creator kicked off the first half of his advertising drama's final season speaking directly to the audience through the mouth of recurring character Freddie Rumsen (Joel Murray). But it was the next line of Freddie's Don Draper-quality pitch for Accutron watches that reveals what seems to truly be on Mad Men's mind for this episode — and perhaps the remainder of the series.

"Do you have time to improve your life?"

That's certainly a question we imagine Don Draper (Jon Hamm) has been asking himself lately... read more

Mad Men: Where We Left Off and What's Ahead in the Final Season

Jon Hamm

The times are always a-changin' on Mad Men

But as the AMC drama kicks off the first half of its final season (Sunday, 10/9c), the show's focus will be on how much (or how little) the characters have grown during the near-decade viewers have been following them. "[This season] is about the consequences in life and if change is possible," creator Matthew Weiner says. "There is a real growth over this last season from what are the material concerns of your life to what are the immaterial concerns."

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Last season focused on ad man Don Draper (Jon Hamm) repeating the mistakes of his past with even more serious consequences. Although Don seems to be truly committed to doing things differently in the early going of the new season, will that make a difference? In other words: Is true change possible, or is it the attempt to change that matters?

"That is the question," Weiner says... read more

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