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Watch: Say Goodbye To 'Breaking Bad' With The Heisenberg Legacy, A 7-Minute Tribute To The Show

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2013 12:27 PM
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As "Breaking Bad" continues to fade into the sunset, the finale still has people talking. Our less than glowing recap has earned more than its fair share of comments, while our most recent podcast dove a bit deeper, with five Playlist members talking about what worked, what didn't and what the landscape of television is looking like from here on out. Others have had a bit more fun, with a "Breaking Bad"/"Need For Speed" mashup landing online, while many have pondered the alternate endings and avenues creator Vince Gilligan had toyed with. And to cap off a busy week of saying goodbye, here's one more look back.

Watch: Guillermo Del Toro's Monster-Filled Opening For 'The Simpsons' Halloween Episode

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 4:38 PM
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You would think that you wouldn't put the big draw for people to tune into "The Simpsons" this weekend online before it airs, but then again, we don't make those kind of decisions so what do we know. Either way, this Sunday marks another annual "Treehouse Of Horror" episode in the long-running animated series, and none other than Guillermo del Toro has conjured up a ghoulish opening sequence. And if you have better things to do on Sunday night, the good news is you can watch it right now.

Watch: Trailer For Spanish Remake Of 'Breaking Bad' Introduces Walter Blanco

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2013 12:08 PM
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Feeling a void in your life now that "Breaking Bad" is over? Do you have a serviceable knowledge of Spanish? Well, you can get set to down the meth drama road all over again as "Breaking Bad" is back, kind of, with a Spanish language remake, though it may prove that copies are never as good as the original.

'The Butler'-Esque Drama Heads To ABC, Kevin James Returns To Sitcoms & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 3, 2013 11:38 AM
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As “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” continues its sleeper hit success, ABC has decided (per Deadline) to produce a limited series focused on a different White House servant, Paul Jennings. Adapted from Elizabeth Dowling Taylor’s “A Slave in the White House,” the show would focus on Jennings, a Virginia-born slave, as he simultaneously acts as President James Madison’s personal valet and as an anti-slavery activist. The show will be written and co-executive produced by “LUV” filmmakers Sheldon Candis and Justin Wilson, with Candis also handling directorial duties as he did on their first film. For now, the show’s only eyed as a 12-hour limited series though, as “Under the Dome” showed, the life of the show can always be extended in the event of runaway success.

David Tennant Brings 'Broadchurch' To The U.S., Jason Schwartzman's Amazon Show Gets Pilot & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 3, 2013 11:07 AM
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Since actor David Tennant stepped away from the dimension-jumping tendencies of “Doctor Who,” you might assume those sorts of existential dilemmas had come to an end, especially since he'd taken a role in the BBC's police procedural “Broadchurch.” Well, after a massively successful first series run in the UK and on BBC America, it seems just the opposite, as the actor has agreed to next play two separate versions of the same character.

Watch: The Inevitable 'Breaking Bad'/'Need For Speed' Mash-Up Plus 1-Hour Vince Gilligan Masterclass

  • By Ben Brock
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  • October 2, 2013 11:58 AM
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Reader, I haven't seen the final episode of “Breaking Bad.” I haven't even seen the final season of “Breaking Bad”, or even the final episode of the first season of “Breaking Bad.” And though I have just willfully thrown away whatever Playlist cred I might ever have gained, I promise you this—I am working on it. I have seen most of the first season now, and I don't know why I wasn't watching it before..

'Star Wars' Live Action TV Series Rumored Again, J.J. Abrams Says Franchise Won't Be Disney-fied

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2013 11:27 AM
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As long as there has been "Star Wars," there has been hopes/wishes/dreams/aspirations for a live action television series to branch off from the main saga and explore new worlds. In the animated realm, the franchise has done well, with numerous spinoffs, but a live action series has been a tough nut to track. The closest in recent memory was something called "Star Wars: Underworld," described by longtime George Lucas associate and producer Rick McCallum as " 'Deadwood' in space" but it too stalled out (as did a tie-in videogame as documented in Kotaku's excellent piece on the collapse of LucasArts). But time to start thinking about series possibilities again...

Watch: 1-Hour Conan O'Brien Interview With 'Breaking Bad' Cast Plus Full Comic-Con Panel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 2:52 PM
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Yep, it seems folks simply can't stop talking about "Breaking Bad" and the finale that you had to believe was best ever or you're simply not a true fan of the show. While we're sure Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and more will address the end of the show in the days and weeks to come, let's take a quick trip back in time to the run-up of the final eight episodes

Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 4, Episode 4 ‘All In’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • September 30, 2013 12:29 PM
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It’s difficult (futile?) to write a “Boardwalk Empire” in the face of the “Breaking Bad” finale, one of the most talked-about, pored-over and beloved shows in recent TV memory. And ironically, “Boardwalk Empire” had its best episode this season so far last night. While a bulk of the show was still chess-piece writing, it felt more charged and alive than usual, especially the unexpected and magnetic face off between Atlantic City's Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) and the Big Apple's Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg).

Vince Gilligan Says There Was A Much Harsher Version Of The 'Breaking Bad' Finale They Didn't Use & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 30, 2013 11:26 AM
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As work around the nation is still on hold this morning as everyone gathers around the water cooler/coffee machine/printer/Dan's office to talk about the uneven sendoff to "Breaking Bad" (though we seem to be in the minority on that opinion), creator/producer/writer/director Vince Gilligan has already carved out some time to talk to press about the finale, and has made some fascinating revelations. Needless to say, if you haven't watch "Felina" yet, spoilers are ahead, but if you want to know the paths not chosen, then this should be a fascinating read.

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