Cheers to Rubicon for giving Dallas Roberts a role he can run with.
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The Juilliard-trained actor (who, ironically, is originally from Houston) has spent the summer swiping scenes on AMC's paranoid thriller as American Policy Institute wonk Miles Fiedler. Whether he's flirting with a coworker or fretting over a security breach, Roberts makes his character's squirreliness compelling...
Michael Cristofer, Rubicon
There are renaissance men in this world, and then there's Michael Cristofer.
He's currently kicking keister on Rubicon as eccentric intelligence czar Truxton Spangler — a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a trench coat — but acting hasn't always been his thing. In fact, Cristofer is way better known as a playwright (he won the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony for "The Shadow Box") and film scribe (The Witches of Eastwick), and he's also an acclaimed director (his HBO movie Gia made Angelina Jolie world famous). Now he's penning his first opera...
Cheers to Randee Heller for creating the summer's hottest breakout character: Mad Men's Miss Blankenship.
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Don Draper's incompetent yet snark-tastic new secretary — perhaps the first one ever at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce whom he doesn't want to sleep with, and vice versa — has stolen every scene she's been in. Even her smallest gestures, like adjusting her wig or barking "I don't work for you!" at a hungry job seeker, drive viewers mad with laughter. No wonder she's got her own...
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...
On Sunday's episode of Mad Men, Peggy has some trouble working with a new hire with whom she is partnered. Meanwhile, Don makes a pitch to a client under unusual circumstances.
Hey guys, because of our Emmys coverage, I won't be able to post the full recap until Monday. But please feel free to begin discussing the episode in the comments below.
AMC has toyed with mad men and meth chemists, but now they're taking it a step further with the new zombie thriller The Walking Dead.
Set to premiere on — you guessed it — Halloween, the series follows Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), a small-town officer who wakes up in a deserted hospital only to discover the world has been overrun by zombies.
The Shield star joins AMC zombie drama
Sound familiar? It should. It's based on the 2003 graphic novel of the same name from Robert Kirkman. And here you thought we were talking about 28 Days Later...
Check out the trailer below:
"Why does everybody need to talk about everything?" — Don Draper
"I don't know, but they do. And no matter what happens while they're talking, they feel better when they're done." — Faye Miller
Clearly, Don Draper is a man who likes his privacy, but as this episode proves, sometimes baring your soul can be productive. Roger Sterling works through his long-held anger toward the Japanese thanks to a quick chat with Joan. Betty's icy demeanor is temporarily thawed by a potential child psychiatrist for Sally. And Don lets down his guard with Faye, admitting that his divorce from Betty has been hardest on his kids.
Sally, who doesn't have anyone to talk to about the changes going on inside her body, expresses herself by chopping off her hair and, um, "behaving inappropriately" to get some attention...
Audiences are most familiar with Jimmy Fallon sitting behind his desk on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. However, as the funnyman prepares to host the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 29, NBC has released new promos of Fallon wandering the halls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce—donning his best '60s attire—in three hilarious Mad Men spoofs.
"We made it for our show [Late Night] because we spoof all the shows," Fallon tells TV Guide Magazine. "We asked the Mad Men people for their blessing and they said you can shoot it on our set if you want to!"
The first promo aired...
Vincent Kartheiser, Mad Men
"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...
It's a few hours into a June day of shooting on the New York set of AMC's Rubicon. The set is breathlessly quiet, and the show's star, James Badge Dale, is staring at a photograph.
The quiet is finally broken when Dale's character, Will Travers, begins jotting down notes on index cards with a Sharpie. That's right: With four episodes of the conspiracy thriller's first season left to shoot, there are no car bombs, no sniper fire, no creepy phone calls — just the squeak of the marker moving over paper.
Rubicon's James Badge Dale: "Our show is not for everybody"
"We're spinning a yarn. We're trying to do something different than what's normally done on television, and it's not going to be for everybody," Dale tells TVGuide.com during a break. "We want to do something subtle. ... We're asking people to sit down and be taken on a ride, albeit not a very fast one...