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Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 1:27PM EDT
Conan at Comic-Con will feature the casts of Breaking Bad and Aquaman
Conan O'Brien's annual four nights in San Diego will also include visits with the casts of The Predator and M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable/Split sequel Glass.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 9:21AM EDT
Anna Gunn says the backlash over her Breaking Bad Skyler character was "bizarre," "very tough" and "it shook me"
"It was very bizarre and confusing to us all,” she says in EW's Breaking Bad reunion issue. “It was a combination of sexism, ideas about gender roles, and then honestly, it was the brilliance of the construct of the show. People did find a hero in Walt, but they wanted so much to connect with him so viscerally that to see the person who often was his antagonist — therefore the show’s antagonist in a way — they felt like she was in the way of him doing whatever he wanted to do, and that he should be allowed to do what he wanted to do.”
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 1:21PM EDT
Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan: "Maybe it’s time for heroes again" on TV
“I watched a lot of TV growing up, a lot of ’50s and ’60s re-runs," Gilligan, creator of the antihero Breaking Bad, said on a CNN panel last night promoting the upcoming The 2000s docuseries. "Back then, the order of the day was you had folks wearing white hats and you had folks wearing black hats. There were good guys and bad guys. But real people are various shades of grey. With Walter White, and loving The Sopranos and The Shield, maybe now we’ve got so many of them that maybe it’s time for heroes again.”
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Breaking Bad stars reunite
Entertainment Weekly brought the cast of the groundbreaking AMC series back together months after the 10th anniversary of the series premiere and in advance of the fifth anniversary of the series finale. ALSO: Vince Gilligan will join his cast for a Breaking Bad reunion panel at Comic-Con.
# TOPICS: Breaking Bad, AMC, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk, Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris, Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, RJ Mitte, Vince Gilligan, Entertainment Weekly, Retro TV, San Diego Comic-Con
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Presenting the 12 best series finales of TV's current golden age
Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under and The Sopranos rank No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in closing out their respective series.
# TOPICS: Series Finales, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Halt and Catch Fire, The Leftovers, Mad Men, Nurse Jackie, The Office (US), Parks and Recreation, The Shield, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Twin Peaks: The Return, Lists
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 1:22PM EDT
How The Americans filmed this week's shocking scene
Director Stefan Schwartz, who also helmed the Season 4 episode that saw the execution of Nina Sergeevna, says he wanted a "cold and simple" approach to shooting last night's memorable scene. “In this moment, we see the brutal truth that Philip is faced with, and the toll it takes on him — and on Elizabeth, too," he says. "Because she sees what he’s going through and appreciates what he’s prepared to do for her. They become closer because of it.”
- Go behind the scenes of the game-changing "Harvest" episode
- "Harvest" was as gobsmacking as one of Breaking Bad's most shocking episodes
- Noah Emmerich delivered a "sneaky-great" performance
- Throughout the final season, The Americans has grappled with death in so many different ways
- 16-year-old Keidrich Sellati talks about Henry not always being in the picture
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 6:32PM EDT
Carol Burnett: "I'm crazy about anything Vince Gilligan writes"
The comedy legend is a big fan of binge-watching Gilligan's two shows, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, on Netflix, home to her new show A Little Help with Carol Burnett. She also tells Jimmy Kimmel she watches Homeland and Schitt's Creek.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Brewery is accused of infringing on Breaking Bad's trademark with its "Breaking Bud" beer
Sony TV has filed suit against Knee Deep Brewing, claiming the company is using Breaking Bad's name, identity and logo to sell its beer. "Simply put, rather than investing the time, effort and resources necessary to establish their own reputation and identity, Defendants have instead opted to hijack the famous brand identity" of Breaking Bad, Sony says in its lawsuit.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
Did Sean Hannity get his idea for "attorney-client privilege" from Breaking Bad?
In explaining his attorney-client relationship with Michael Cohen, Hannity said on his radio show Monday, “I might have handed him 10 bucks (and said,) ‘I definitely want your attorney-client privilege on this.' Something like that.” Breaking Bad fans were immediately drawing a comparison between Hannity and Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman, who told Walter White and Jesse Pinkman to “put a dollar in my pocket” to become their attorneys in a Season 2 episode. But as Kyle Swenson points out, citing a New Mexico Law Review article, that Breaking Bad scene and Hannity's comment are incorrect because there's no reason to exchange money to establish attorney-client privilege. “There is simply no reason to exchange a dollar,” according to the law review article by Armen Adzhemyan and Susan M. Marcella. “To invoke the privilege, Saul only needs to confirm that Walt and Jesse seek his legal advice as potential clients.”
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Ranking the best TV pilots of the 21st Century
From Scandal to Gilmore Girls to Breaking Bad.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Presenting the best season of each of 70 beloved TV shows
From Breaking Bad Season 4 to The Walking Dead Season 5. ALSO: Here are the best TV episodes of 2018, so far.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Vince Gilligan wanted to end Breaking Bad after five seasons because he thought The X-Files went on too long
"I was very anxious about the idea of folks suddenly moving on, and saying, 'Is that show still on the air? I used to watch it. It used to be good,'" Gilligan said recently while promoting Better Call Saul. "I'd wanted folks rather to say, 'Don't end it now!' That's what I wanted, and that's what we got, thank goodness. So it was me as much as anybody who said, 'I want to leave the stage at a high point, and not go past the high point.'"
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Check out popular TV shows as 8-bit illustrations
Artist Gustavo Viselner has applied the pixelized video game style look to everything from Seinfeld to Breaking Bad to The Handmaid's Tale.
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 2:24PM EST
Breaking Bad alum Dean Norris was investigated for sexual assault last year, but the D.A. declined to file charges
New Orleans police investigated Norris after a 32-year-old Ohio woman says he forced a sexual encounter against her will. But prosecutors determined there wasn't enough evidence to warrant a prosecution. "Based on the information brought to the D.A.'s office by the NOPD, we would not have enough to go forward," said a D.A. spokesperson. "Should additional evidence be made available, we certainly would reevaluate the case."
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
The 2007 TV writers strike ended 10 years ago this week: Here's how it changed TV forever
The three-month strike that lasted from November 5, 2007 through February 12, 2008 resulted in David Letterman and Conan O'Brien growing strike beards and the cancelation of the Golden Globes. The strike also unintentionally benefitted shows like Breaking Bad, The Big Bang Theory, Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock.