Thursday September 19, 2013

Breaking Bad  writer Peter Gould tweeted that the final two episodes will be longer than 60 minutes.  Sweet justice.

Here are 16 things you might have missed from this season of Breaking Bad .

Dean Norris talked to The Hollywood Reporter  about Hank Schrader.  "Norris says Hank's death was initially going to play out over an entire episode, back when it was being worked out by the writers."

Deadline reports that "[t]he newest additions to the cast of CBS‘ hit comedy The Big Bang Theory have scored nice salary bumps. I’ve learned that Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch — regulars on Big Bang since fall 2010 having started off as guest starring-turned-recurring players on the popular comedy — have both renegotiated their current salaries, which have been in the $20,000-$30,000 range per episode. No one is commenting but I hear the duo will be making about double that, in the neighborhood of $60,000, this coming season, with their pay steadily increasing every year to reach close to $100,000 an episode by the end of their contracts. As a result of the renegotiation, I hear Bialik and Rauch, who play Sheldon and Howard’s brainy better halves Amy and Bernadette, respectively, also have added a year to their current deals."

Either my memory is shot or the casting for this season of Survivor  was very bad.  I don't remember half the returning contestants from previous seasons.  Go Rupert?  Jeff Probst breaks down last night's episode here.

 More amazing fake Seinfeld  movie posters.  Here is a link to the original fake Seinfeld movie posters that went up last month.

A nice take on the Suits season finale from Vulture.  "Too many people now know that Mike is a fraud, which means it's got to come out at some point. Embrace the Scandal model and just go for it already. Keeping secrets is not super interesting. It's the telling of the secrets that's a story."  Exactly.

Happy Endings alum Adam Pally, who recently joined the second season of The Mindy Project as a recurring, has been upped to a series regular.  That was fast.

"Magical Elves, the reality TV shingle behind Top Chef and Project Runway, is evaluating bids for part or all of the company, sources close to the situation have confirmed to Variety.

"Elves’ toppers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz have selected European bank About Corporate Finance to run the sale process. The shingle has already attracted a handful of bidders, according to individuals with direct knowledge of the talks, who also caution that any potential negotiations are in their early stages.

"Insiders estimate that Magical Elves is valued at around $80 million to $100 million.  Like other reality TV companies, however, the value in Magical Elves is largely tied up in the skill of Cutforth and Lipsitz as producers, and their deep industry relationships. Magical Elves does not control outright Top Chef and other franchises it produces, so long-term profits derived from the company’s roster of shows are limited."

Here's a little insight into Food Network's Chopped .

There were rumors that Bravo's Andy Cohen was engaged to former NHL'er Sean Avery??