Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad kicks off its second season Sunday (9 pm, AMC) with Bryan Cranston returning to his Emmy-award winning role as Walter White — and taking the character to even darker places.
Mark Harmon (NCIS), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe)
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Give us something good about NCIS, pretty please? — Gina
MATT: Remember how last week's Mega Minute scooped the imminent return of Trent Kort, the spook to whom Gibbs owes a solid? That same episode will guest-star Christian Clemenson (of Boston Legal fame) as the accountant for a criminal the team is chasing. Also on the horizon: vampire bites! (I thought Alex O. was doing Criminal Minds?)
Everybody is talking about CSI: NY's Lindsay/Danny, but is there any thing about Stella/Mac? — Hilla
TIM: I'm going to pass this off to executive producer Peter Lenkov, who says the last four episodes of the season are ...
Breaking Bad — Season 1
Walter White (Bryan Cranston) is a chemistry teacher forced to take on a second job to make ends meet for his wife (Anna Gunn) and physically challenged son (RJ Mitte). A trip to the doctor's office for a bad cough reveals he has terminal lung cancer, and with only a few years to live — and nothing to lose — he decides to take on a new job cooking and selling meth with the help of one of his former students. Cranston, best known for playing "Hal" on Malcolm in the Middle, shines as Walter White, a role that earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
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Who says a show about a terminally ill chemistry teacher who decides to take up cooking and selling meth to make money for his family can't also be a laugh riot?
If you missed Breaking Bad on AMC last season, have no fear: We've got the pilot episode right here to whet your appetite before Season 2 begins on March 8 (10 pm/ET). The series stars Emmy winner Bryan Cranston as Walter White, who is desperate to find a way to make enough money to provide for his handicapped teenage son (RJ Mitte) and pregnant wife (Anna Gunn) before he succumbs to lung cancer. Watch the pilot after the jump, and let us know what you think.
George Eads (CSI), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl)
Senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions. Speaking of which, we invite you to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charisma Carpenter on CSI? That is all I need to hear! — Tony
MATT: Really? That's all? Because I was about to supplement my exclusive casting scoop by mentioning a "panty party" that takes place during Charisma's April visit, as Stokes investigates her character, Mink. But I guess you can just skim over that trivial tidbit. Sorry to bother, Tony!
Even if Heroes' ratings are lower than its first season, they're still higher than other TV shows that will be or are already renewed. If they are stable, is it enough to grant the show a renewal? — Nicolas
TIM: Like we said last week, there's no time travel in the latest Heroes volume, "Fugitives" — so we can't ...
Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy), Balthazar Getty (Brothers & Sisters) and Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)
Senior editors Matt Mitovich, Mickey O'Connor and Tim Molloy answer your questions ... this week a couple of days early, for the holidays. Drop us a line at email@example.com.
I heard a rumor that Sara Ramirez has been offered a TV show in which she will star. While I question the reliability of the source, I hope this is true. She is a talented actress who does not get any recognition or decent writing for her Grey's Anatomy character. — Michelle
MATT: "Que sera, Sara?" you ask? Ramirez's rep tells the Buzz, "We haven't heard that rumor" about her being courted for a series of her own. In the meantime, I'm told that Grey's' bi-curious Callie will pick up where she and Erica left off, this time with the pediatric surgeon being played by Jessica Capshaw beginning Jan. 8. But contrary to what you may have heard elsewhere, these two ...
The Simpsons, 30 Rock
Holiday cheer is arriving early for emerging awards season favorites, starting with 30 Rock, Breaking Bad and The Simpsons. The trio leads nominations from the Writers Guild of America, with winners to be announced February 7.
The WGA announced its awards roster on Monday, with a range of new and established series getting nods, Variety reports. Drama nominations included Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Lost, Mad Men and (wait for it!)...More, after the jump.
Bryan Cranston by Mathew Imaging/WireImage.com
The 60th annual Emmy Awards set out to honor TV history and ended up making a little of its own. As expected, AMC's stylishly adult 60s-era drama Mad Men took home the best drama prize, the first ever for a basic cable series. The upstart channel delivered a much more shocking triumph in Bryan Cranston's surprise (but well-earned) win for Breaking Bad. "She's bald, too," marveled the actor, who shaved his head to play Walter White, a cancer-ravaged teacher-turned-meth dealer. Best known for outrageous comedy roles like the dad in Malcolm in the Middle, Cranston is a well-liked star who was considered an underdog in a strong field that included fellow AMC leading man Jon Hamm of Mad Men, House's Hugh Laurie (amazingly, still empty-handed), Dexter's brilliant Michael C. Hall, In Treatment's brooding Gabriel Byrne and Boston Legal's showboating James Spader.
Now that AMC has one of the most-buzzed-about dramas on TV, the network is looking to keep its Mad Men momentum going by ordering a new political thriller from Jason Horwitch, creator and executive producer of NBC's Medical Investigation.According to The Hollywood Reporter , the untitled project centers on a secret society that controls the world's political stage and a national think tank analyst who discovers his employers aren't who he once thought they were. And according to AMC execs, this isn't "your typical spy thriller," but rather a "world you have not seen on television before." So far, being picky with their pilots has paid off for the network, considering its first two, Mad Men and Breaking Bad were able to score a record-breaking 20 Emmy nods between the two shows. Gina DiNunno
Kiefer Sutherland in 24: EXILE by Kelsey McNeal/FOX
New releases announced today, July 30:10 Items Or Less - The Complete 1st And 2nd Seasons will be coming out January 13 24 - Exile: Special Creator's Cut will be coming out November 25 Breaking Bad - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out January 20 Doctor Who - The Infinite Quest will be coming out November 18 Firefly - The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc) will be coming out November 11 The Partridge Family - The Complete 3rd Season will be coming out October 14 Quark - The Complete Series will be coming out October 14 'Til Death - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out January 13 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.