Bryan Cranston will reprise his role as Walter White.
The 58-year-old actor - famed for his portrayal of the crystal meth producer in the AMC drama Breaking Bad - will "definitely" return in the new spin-off Better Call Saul, despite his character being seemingly killed off in the show's finale last year.
"With the new show coming and the possibility of flashbacks or flash-forwards, there is going to be something with Walter White. They won't do it as a gimmick, it will actually mean something when they do it. Definitely expect the return of Walter White in some way, shape or form in the new show," a source said.
However the insider was unable to confirm whether Bryan Cranston's Walter White - for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe - will be alive when he returns to the small-screen. "I wouldn't be able to answer that, but I know that they have options of bringing him back and that they will do it in an awesome way," the insider said.
Breaking Bad has won the hearts of many critics and viewers everywhere, and now Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins has made it a point to declare his admiration for its star, Bryan Cranston, and the rest of the cast.
In a letter addressed to Mister Cranston - which was posted on the show's Facebook by Cranston's co-star Steven Michael Quezada - Hopkins writes, "I’ve just finished a marathon of watching Breaking Bad from episode one of the first season – to the last eight episodes of the sixth season. I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant! Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever. I know there is so much smoke-blowing and sickening ######## in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really. But this work of yours is absolutely stunning."
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+ Fox has just announced that the two-hour series finale for cult sci-fi show Fringe will air on January 18. Here's to hoping that it will actually answer all the questions to the series, unlike that other J.J. Abrams show...
+ ABC's hit comedy Modern Family has cast Elizabeth Peña (Rush Hour, The Incredibles) as the Pilar, mother to Sofia Vergara's Gloria.
+ Juno writer and creator of Showtime's short-lives The United States of Tara, Diablo Cody, has sold her romantic comedy series to ABC. Alex + Amy "will revolve around a millennial guy and Gen X woman in love." No word on casting just yet.
We’ve already learned which programs the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has deemed worthy of Golden Globe nominations -- but what does the American Film Institute have to say about 2010?
For AFI's annual list, a group “scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI Trustees” have selected their top choices of the year. Of the ten titles, three are from AMC alone:
- 30 Rock
- The Big C
- Boardwalk Empire
- Breaking Bad
- Mad Men
- Modern Family
- The Pacific
- Temple Grandin
- The Walking Dead
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Tonight, the annual Emmy Awards telecast will be aired live on both the East and West Coasts (finally!). The ceremony will also incorporate fan tweets into Jimmy Fallon’s material—but will there be any other surprises in the 2010 broadcast?
Will 30 Rock continue its domination in the Comedy category, or will Glee - or even Modern Family - finally topple the reigning champ? Will Mad Men snag another Best Drama win, or will Lost get a statue for its final season?
What will Conan O’Brien say if he wins for The Tonight Show during this NBC event? Will Elisabeth Moss address soon-to-be ex-husband Fred Armisen if she wins for Best Supporting Actress? Oh – the awkward possibilities are endless!
So who won and who lost at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!
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The road to the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards officially kicked off early this morning. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (who received a nod) and Community‘s Joel McHale (who didn’t) were the ones who had the honor of reading this year’s list of nominees.
Although Mad Men - with 17 nominations - once again topped off all dramas, 30 Rock didnot
lead the comedies. Glee did. The freshman FOX series raked in a total of 19 noms, only a handful short of the overall leader. (HBO’s miniseries, The Pacific, received 24 mentions.) 30 Rock did receive 15 nominations, though, while Modern Family followed closely behind with 14.
The August 29 ceremony - which NBC will air live on both the East and West coasts - will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. You can see a partial list of nominees after the jump.
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Not currently a fan of Breaking Bad? Think the AMC show about a chemistry teacher-turned-meth producer is a bit too dark for your taste? Can’t understand why Bryan Cranston keeps winning Emmy awards for playing a married father of two with lung cancer?
Well, how would you feel if the show was actually a comedy?
In this latest creation from FunnyorDie.com, the critically-acclaimed series - with a new theme song and laugh track - is edited to appear like an ABC sitcom. Like the result? Then you can view more “episodes” of the program here.
Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:
- Breaking Bad (AMC) - Season 4
- The Closer (TNT) - Season 6 **premieres July 12**
- Ghost Hunters (Syfy) - Season 7
- Jerseylicious (Style) - Season 2
- Little People, Big World (TLC) - Season 6
- Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime) - Season 4 **this will also be the final season**
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm): “The friends crash an upscale party attended by prominent intellectuals, and Ted tries to show off his brainier side.” His theory on the success of “The Naked Man” strategy proved to be an effective ice breaker.
- Unwrapped (Food, 8:30pm): “Included: a huge jawbreaker that takes three weeks to make.” And only two seconds for your child’s dentist to cash in.
- 24 (FOX, 9pm): “Jack Bauer goes rogue to discover who’s behind the day’s despicable events.” A strategy that could have come in handy…even a few hours ago.
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- Gossip Girl (CW, 9pm): “Chuck must make a tough choice concerning his hotel.” Unless he passes “Go” again soon, he’s gonna have to mortgage the property.
- Kell on Earth (Bravo, 10pm): “People’s Revolution feels the sting of a weak economy, so Kelly renfrots out her office space to net more income.” If things don’t get better, she might even allow a few Jersey Shore stars to pretend they work there.
- Greek (ABC Family, 10pm): “Calvin and Grant quarrel over their spring-break plans.” Calvin doesn’t think it’s a safe time to go to Mexico; Grant thinks the media is overhyping the violence.
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