On Sunday’s season premiere of "Family Guy," Peter Griffin was fed up with the fact that his show never wins any Emmys. So they made a few changes, starting with replacing Peter’s wife, Lois, with Sofia Vergara — both in voice and likeness. From there, the show went on to parody or reference more than 20 iconic past and present TV shows.
In the new Netflix drama Ozark, Jason Bateman plays a Chicago financial advisor who gets involved with money laundering for a brutal drug cartel boss, played by Esai Morales. To appease that boss, Bateman’s Marty Byrde proposes a screwy idea: He and his family (headed up by Laura Linney as his wife) will move to the Missouri Ozarks and set up a new laundering operation far from the eyes of the law.
'Better Call Saul' EPs Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould on that devastating season finale, and why you shouldn't hold out hope for Chuck.
In celebration of "Better Call Saul" Season 3, and, you know, actual Easter, here are our 22 favorite "Breaking Bad" Easter eggs, from Season 1 through the Season 3 premiere episode, “Mabel.”
The season premiere is an entertaining setup for next week’s reintroduction of a character loved by “Breaking Bad” fans and feared by that show’s characters.
Bryan Cranston is finally making his “electric dreams” come true! The Breaking Bad star inked a deal with Amazon to create an anthology series based on the writings of Philip K. Dick. Electric Dreams will team Ronald D. Moore, showrunner of Outlander and Battlestar Galactica, with Justified EP Michael Dinner and Cranston to write and produce ten episodes all based on different short stories by Dick.
Melissa McCarthy's perfect impression of White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the latest "Saturday Night Live" had us thinking back to other great surprise cameos on the show.
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul joined Ellen on Tuesday, and the host asked him a question that’s been on the minds of fans of the hit AMC show: Will he be making an appearance on the spinoff prequel to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul? If Paul were to reprise his role as Jesse Pinkman, he wouldn’t be playing the same meth-cooking partner to Walter White that we all got to know and love. Better Call Saul takes place several years before the start of Breaking Bad, so Paul would likely be playing a high schooler with a drug problem.
Throughout the first two seasons of Better Call Saul, there’ve been hints aplenty about Jimmy McGill’s impending transformation into Saul Goodman, from Jimmy’s strip mall law office to his love of brightly colored suits and ties. But with the AMC drama’s third season currently in production, and Season 2 hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week, Saul has yet to appear.
On Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Bryan Cranston was interviewed on the set of his new show, Sneaky Pete, and explained his intentions in choosing the underwear for two very different characters he played.
Better Call Saul Finale: Jimmy and Mike Get Fooled One of the great pleasures of Better Call Saul throughout its second season, which concluded on Monday night on AMC, was to watch people do their work. Specifically, watching Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), his brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), and his colleague and lover, Kim (Rhea Seehorn), cull through paper-work to prepare various cases, make pitches to prospective clients, and navigate the dangerous territory of inter-office politics. While we may have expected the scene set in a hospital room to reveal Chuck in the bed—as had, after all, suffered a nasty clunk on the head when he collapsed in the copy-shop at the end of last week’s episode—the producers gave us a mild surprise by making the opening with a flashback, to Chuck and Jimmy sitting at the bedside of their dying mother.
In “Tattoo,” Dan Bakkedahl’s Tim gets inked to demonstrate his Valentine’s Day love for wife Heather (Betsy Brandt), but something goes wrong in the spelling of the message. In “Guitar,” teen Tyler (Niall Cunningham) buys an expensive guitar to serenade his girlfriend Clementine (Hunter King), with a cameo by Josh Groban.
There was an unprecedented variety of excellent dramas this year… as well as an unprecedented amount of them. But with the range of tone, genre, casting, styles of writing and direction — this was truly a ripe year for drama, spreading across network, basic and premium cable, and streaming as well. Here are my picks for the best of them.
"Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" creator Vince Gilligan talks about the classic TV episodes that inspired him as a TV storyteller.
The writers of "Better Call Saul" knew "Breaking Bad" fans would be looking for any little throwback to the mothership series in the Saul Goodman prequel, and from the very first episode — through, we can hint, the April 6 Season 1 finale — they have filled the "Better Call Saul" basket with "Breaking Bad" Easter eggs aplenty.
Vince Gilligan has a message for fans looking to re-create an iconic scene from "Breaking Bad": Knock it off with the cheesy stunt.
On January 10, 1999, a bathrobe-clad Tony Soprano first bent over to pick up a Star-Ledger in his driveway — and TV changed forever. No reality TV here, folks: just the 99 richest, most fascinating fictional characters from both comedies and dramas to grace the small screen over the past decade and a half.
On Thursday, Conan O'Brien dug up a clip of Jonathan Banks (Mike from "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul") from his very first film role 40 years ago. Believe it or not, the guy known for his gruff TV persona, first starred in a friend's educational film for schools entitled Linda's Film on Menstruation."
Here are the four big shout-outs to “Breaking Bad” we noticed in “Saul’s” first episode — along with a little background info on each, in case your memories of Walt and Jesse are a little hazy.