Mad Men's Jon Hamm recently appeared on Sesame Street. For the first time ever, the actor was the one dying to see what someone else was working with! Check out the clip of Hamm begging Elmo to show him his sculpture after the jump.
An imported TV series knows it has truly succeeded when it gets a shout out from Sesame Street. In a charming skit called “Upside Downton Abbey,” Sesame Street channels the Dowager Ccountess (Maggie Smith) and Carson (Jim Carter) at tea. Watch Upside Downton Abbey after the jump! READ MORE
With PBS being most famous right now as the network of Downton Abbey for its American viewers, it's only fitting they should air a primetime soap special. Since 2008, the series Pioneers of Televsion has documented the early rise of various television genres.
On Jan. 22, audiences will see an episode entitled, "Primetime Soaps," which will examine the first love triangles, baby swaps and mental breakdowns to reach primetime viewers. Shows such as Peyton Place, Dynasty, Knots Landing, and Dallas will be examined. Watch the PBS promo after the jump! READ MORE
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dish the latest in pop culture, celebrity, TV, movie and music topics and headlines, including:
Justin Bieber gets caught smoking weed. Bethenny Frankel files for divorce. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announce the impending arrival of baby.
Downton Abbey returns to PBS with a new season and Pop Confidential’s Jamey Giddens has Confessions of a ‘Downton’ Newbie. Once Upon a Time, Revenge and The Good Wife return with their winter premieres. The PC crew dish about Gossip Girl’s series finale, before diving into upcoming new series: The Carrie Diaries, Banshee and Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual.
Jillian Bowe shares her thoughts on Django Unchained and the controversy that has swirled around it. The PC Gang then make their Golden Globe Outstanding Drama predictions.
Adele’s album 21 was 2012’s bestselling album.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? We’ll start with the good. Downton Abbey has been renewed for a fourth season, according to an announcement by ITV. Now comes the bad news. While fans can look forward to the eight-episode fourth season, don’t expect to see much of Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens). From Sunday Express,
"Dan Stevens isn’t returning to the series. He will probably do the first episode of the fourth series, but that will be it."