Fans have been wondering if Betty will still be an integral part of Mad Men's fourth season ever since the AMC award-winning series concluded its third season. If you recall in the last episode, Don's wife was headed west on a train with another man, sparking speculations that we might see less of Don's family life. According to TV Guide, however, that's not the case. In fact, fans will be seeing a lot of Betty in the fourth season, which kicks off with new episodes beginning July 25. Additionally, Kiernan Shipka, who plays little Don and Betty's daughter, Sally Draper, "has been made a series regular, which will up her episode count as the show explores the end of the Draper marriage." To Read More Click Here .
Considering the way Mad Men concluded its third season (with Betty Draper sitting on a train, headed west with another man), many fans of this AMC drama are wondering: How much will we see of Don's home life on season four? The answer, apparently, is: a lot. A new casting tidbit makes that much clear. Kiernan Shipka, who plays Don's daughter Sally, has been promoted to series regular. "Last season was really hard for Sally, and next season is going to be even harder," the actress told TV Guide. "It's really going to be about Sally growing up and reacting to whether her parents get divorced or not." The new season of Mad Men premieres on July 25. Source Here
The other night I covered the premiere of Get Him to the Greek in Hollywood and landed a bunch of interviews on the red carpet (Chris Mintz Plasse, Carla Gallo). Another of the many people I spoke to was Elisabeth Moss. In the film, Moss plays Jonah Hill's girlfriend and she's very funny in the role. But if you're a fan of AMC's Mad Men, you already know how talented she is. What might surprise you is she can get big laughs. To Read More Click Here .
Apologies for the later than usual posting, but fear not, this week's Get with the Program has arrived! Gleemarks Don't totally hate me for making critical statements about Glee, because I am by no means a Glee hater (Gl8ter?). In fact, I love Glee, or at least, I love aspects of Glee. I've realized - since its return in April especially - that what I love most about Glee are the songs. I have all of the soundtracks; I listen to them at the gym on repeat - don't question my devotion. In fact, the Glee songs are so good that they can stand completely independently from the show - and herein lies the problem. I'm pretty sure that lately the writers have been thinking up the songs first, and the plot later. For a few episodes now, much of the show's content between songs has seemed almost like an afterthought - just filler, until its time for the next song. What's more, much as I love the songs, they are getting kind of...long. Longer and longer songs again demonstrates to me that Glee's plot has become secondary (to the songs), and while Glee is a musical, the show cannot be entirely about the songs - not if it's going to be great (in my book). There's still 3/4 of every episode that will not involve singing/performing - and lately, I feel like this part of the episodes is being underutilized. At times, I'm starting to find myself bored between songs, or thinking, isn't this pretty much the same as last week? Yeah, it's funny every time Sue makes a crack about Mr. Schuester's hair or Brittany rattles off another one liner, but there's got to be a little more substance. Please don't read this as my saying that Glee has gotten bad. That's not what I'm saying, and I still enjoy watching the show each week overall. But, until the show finds a happy balance between quality songs and quality plotlines, I find myself unable to get on board the Glee phenomenon quite as enthusiastically as so many others. Yes, the songs are great , but the show itself...can be meh. Some of the earlier episodes had both great plot and great songs. I'm waiting for this to be the case once more; I know they can do it! Summer TV Doldrums, What? So you're favorite shows are all having their season finales within the next few weeks. You're going to have so much free time - to watch movies, to see sunlight, to enjoy summer...right? WRONG! I remember when quality Summer TV was virtually nonexistent - merely a wasteland of reality crap. If reality crap is your thing - fear not - as there is still plenty of that (and who am I kidding - I too love some of that reality crap). But, a funny thing has happened to Summer TV in recent years; it has gotten...good. In fact, many of my favorite shows are summer series: We've got True Blood in June, Mad Men in July and Weeds in August. Friday Night Lights just started up again on NBC (LOVE it). And...many other series that, while not favorites, are also quite entertaining, now grace our summer screens: USA Network has an entire lineup of series that are light and perfect for summer: Psych , White Collar , Burn Notice , Royal Pains - and I'm actually the most excited for new series Covert Affairs . What can I say? I can't resist the spy genre (and Covert Affairs seriously looks like Alias meets Chuck)! Drop Dead Diva is back on Lifetime on June 6th - and this is one of the new gems that I discovered last summer. Talk about taking a premise that seemed cheesy, cliche and even flat out ridiculous - vapid model is reincarnated in the body of an overweight attorney - and making it work. This series is smart and heartwarming; I love that the legal cases aren't throwaways (unlike the medical cases on shows like Grey's these days...) - they are interesting in and of themselves while also contributing to the larger story. I've also been a fan of TBS buddy-comedy My Boys for a few seasons now, which returns on July 25th. The show is not groundbreaking television, but the stars are generally charming and the show has a laid-back tone that's fitting for summer. It's looking like this 4th season will be the show's last too(star Jordana Spiro has even just been cast in a new NBC series that has been picked up), so enjoy the show while it lasts. Which summer series are you most excited for? Does anyone find that they like the summer season more than the regular one? Don't Forget to Follow Me on Twitter sidereelRachel
If 'Glee' has you yearning for more song-and-dance routines on TV, hold onto your (top) hats! From April 29 to May 5, Fox is turning several of its shows into musicals, including 'Bones,' 'House,' 'The Simpsons,' even 'Fringe.' On May 2, 'Family Guy' will celebrate its 150th episode with an extended episode featuring new and familiar musical numbers. Suffice to say the shows should be a blast, for both us and the actors. Of course, TV aficionados know this is nothing new. Shows like 'Ally McBeal,' 'Eli Stone,' and 'SpongeBob SquarePants' have featured musical numbers regularly, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention 'Viva Laughlin' and 'Cop Rock' (even though the latter was declared by TV Guide to be one of the worst shows ever, ouch!). In fact, we can trace the trend back to classic episodes like Bugs Bunny's 'The Rabbit of Seville' and 'What's Opera, Doc?' To honor Fox''s celebration, I've put together some favorite musical episodes. See if you agree with my choices, and feel free to add your own in the comments below. There are plenty of great ones I didn't have room for here, including 'Oz,' 'Malcolm in the Middle,' 'Daria,' 'Seventh Heaven' and 'Xena: Warrior Princess.' To Read More Click Here .
Ellie Kemper, who plays The Office's quirky secretary Erin, says it was somewhat distracting to have Jon Hamm as her high school acting teacher. "In a room full of freshmen girls - he was definitely just as handsome back then, and having this grown, tall man teach you theater, it was like having a hunk in the class," Kemper tells The A.V. Club. Though Kemper says she didn't want to embarrass Hamm when she saw him at the SAG Awards, she found herself in a bit of an awkward situation anyway. "He walked in at the exact same time I did. So I gave him a hug, and then I got makeup all over his suit," she says. "I was like, 'Now I've done it.'" The Mad Men heartthrob, who attended Kemper's St. Louis high school 10 years ahead of the comedic actress, taught there when she was a freshman, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Kemper also recalled the reaction years later when her former teacher came to a performance of her one-woman show, Feeling Sad/Mad with Ellie Kemper. "Everyone was all ga-ga over him," she told the paper. Can you blame them? Source Here
Mad Men star Christina Hendricks has been named Esquire's best-looking woman in America - and the red-headed beauty has a few words for men. Hendricks - who won the title over Megan Fox, Adriana Lima and, yes, Zac Efron with 30 percent of the vote - graces the cover of the May issue, in which she pens "A Letter to Men" detailing what she really thinks about the opposite sex and what men need to know about women. To Read More Click Here .
There's no end date yet for Mad Men , but it has received a premiere date - along with new AMC series Rubicon . Mad Men will kick off Season 4 on Sunday, July 25 at 10/9c, the network announced Tuesday. The following Sunday will see the two-hour premiere of the cable network's new drama Rubicon at 8/7c. The conspiracy thriller series - AMC's third scripted show behind Mad Men and Breaking Bad - stars The Pacific 's James Badge Dale and Miranda Richardson and is set in a New York City-based government intelligence agency. It will shift to its regular time of 9/8c after its debut. News of Mad Men's premiere comes days after creator Matthew Weiner reportedly suggested the Emmy-winning series will end after six seasons. AMC had a different take. "No one wants to see Don Draper wearing a leisure suit," the network said in a statement. "We trust Matthew's vision and that he knows where to take the show. But with that said, M*A*S*H figured out how to stretch the Korean War for more than a decade, so stay tuned!" Source Here
If you recall the way the third season of 'Mad Men' ended, there were a lot of major changes and the prospect of some amazing developments in the seasons ahead. It was really exciting to think of where Matt Weiner would be taking the characters in the course of the next few years. Well, they're currently shooting season four and in a stunning announcement at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas this past weekend, Weiner declared that 'Mad Man' will wrap with season six. What the creator said, precisely, was that he could not see writing or continuing the program after six seasons. If Weiner was sincere, let's hope that he was just contemplating ending the show before he overstays his welcome. To Read More Click Here .
Looks like Mad Men 's Don Draper has found himself a new blonde. Anna Camp, who played vampire-hating preacher's wife Sarah Newlin on True Blood 's second season, was photographed on the set of Mad Men filming scenes with series star Jon Hamm. (Semi-spoilery evidence of Camp and Hamm in their '60s get-up is here.) AMC would not confirm Camp's casting, so details about Camp's character and the length of her story arc remain unknown. Chances are she's another of Don's conquests, but her character's look definitely evokes a certain Betty Draper (January Jones) feel, no? Don and Betty's marriage crumbled in Season 3, as Betty discovered chronic philanderer Don also had a secret past as Dick Whitman. Betty, in turn, flew off to Reno to file for divorce with her new beau, Henry Francis (Christopher Stanley), at her side. Season 3's final scene showed Don moving into a new apartment in the city. Production on the new season began Monday. Besides her role on True Blood, Camp has also appeared on The Office , Glee and Numb3rs . What role would you like to see Camp play this season? Are you excited for more Mad Men? Source Here