Thursday September 12, 2013

AMC is moving forward with its Breaking Bad spinoff.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, "[a]fter several weeks of heated negotiations, the basic cable network has inked a licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television for the series' next iteration. "As conceived, the new series is based on the show's popular Saul Goodman character with the working title Better Call Saul," the studio and network confirmed in a joint statement, adding: "plans call forSaul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character before he ever became Walter White's lawyer."

The series is expected to star Bob Odenkirk, who has played Saul for several seasons, with writer-producer Peter Gould set to run the effort, as it was Gould who created the character back in season two.Bad creator Vince Gilligan, who conceived of the spinoff with Gould, will remain involved, and  noted  in late July that it was his "fervent wish" that the spinoff move forward. At that time, Odenkirk added: "I'd do it in a second." A formal series order won't come until Gould, Gilligan and Odenkirk have deals finalized, a topic on which the network and studio declined comment.


Here is what writer Peter Gould had to say about the new series.

Time  looks at the arguments for and against the potential success of BCS.

Laura Prepon will only be returning for one episode of season 2 of Orange Is The New Black .  Well, that settles that.

Here are 87 seconds worth of Rafi's (The League ) best entrances.

On the heels of Rafi, here is a slideshow of every time Charlie (It's Always Sunny ) is illiterate.

According to the New York Post"[t]he return of the Entourage crew to the big screen has been delayed by cast members including Adrian Grenier and Jeremy Piven, who have been demanding more cash for the much-anticipated movie version.

"The long-awaited film based on the hit HBO show was due to go into production in May, but it’s been on hold while producers try to agree on deals with key members of the cast . . . . 

"A source told us that despite the two-year lead up to production, 'They wanted to start filming early this summer, but the cast has been on hold. Jeremy finally signed his contract two weeks ago. His deal closed Aug. 29. But there are other members of the cast, including Adrian Grenier and Jerry Ferrara, who are still holding out.'”

EW  reports that NBC has announced "Carson Daly will join the [Today] show permanently as 'the host of our brand new Orange Room,' a sort of digital/social media lounge that “connects the show and the audience like never before.”

"In other words: He is to Today as Christina Milian is (was?) to The Voice."  EXACTLY!