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Vince Gilligan Says He Wants Mike Ehrmantraut to Appear on 'Better Call Saul'

It's still up in the air whether Vince Gilligan's Bob Odenkirk-centric Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is a prequel, sequel, or takes place during the time frame of its predecessor, but Gilligan tells EW that he wants Jonathan Banks to potentially reprise his role of Mike Ehrmantraut on the new show.

When asked if he wants any Breaking Bad character to pop up or have an extended role on Saul, Gilligan replied:

The character that springs to mind would be Mike. That would be a great deal of fun. I would say the sky’s the limit, at least theoretically speaking. Realistically speaking, we’ve got a whole lot [...]

Chris Lilley's New Show Is About 'Summer Heights High's Ja'mie King

Australian comedian Chris Lilley is making a new show all about Ja'mie King, the self-absorbed teenage school girl monster he played on Summer Heights High. Called Ja'mie: Private School Girl, it's a six-part series for BBC Three in association with HBO in the US. The show will follow King in her final year at Hillford Girls Grammar School. Lilley commented, "I find teenage girls endlessly funny. So being able to write for and play the meanest bitch in school has been so fun. I can’t wait to show everyone what Ja’mie’s been up to."

Chris Lilley originated the character of Ja'mie in his 2005 Australian series We Can Be Heroes [...]

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Cameos Are Planned for 'Better Call Saul'

Creator Vince Gilligan shared some new info about Breaking Bad's upcoming spinoff/prequel, tentatively titled Better Call Saul, in a Hollywood Reporter profile today.  Both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, in addition to other Breaking Bad actors, have expressed interest in making cameos in the new show, which will be centered on Bob Odenkirk's sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. Gilligan says he intends to make this happen: "Personally, I'd have a hard time resisting putting all these guys in for a cameo or two every now and then."

The Gilligan profile also mentions that the one-hour Saul Goodman spinoff will be 75 percent comedic and 25 percent dramatic, and that [...]

Joel McHale to Host Spin-Off Series 'The Soup Investigates'

E! announced today that they're spinning off The Soup. The network is developing a new series, entitled The Soup Investigates, which will also be hosted by Joel McHale. The spinoff will feature McHale and a team of investigative reporters diving deep to answer pop culture-related questions. It sounds kind of like a version of The Soup with Daily Show-esque field segments, which could turn out funny and be an opportunity to develop several comedians into a core group of faux-reporters like The Daily Show has done. If Community manages to get picked up for next season by NBC and E! orders The Soup Investigates to series, Joel McHale could have [...]

The 'Breaking Bad' Saul Goodman Spinoff Is Moving Forward at AMC

AMC's Saul Goodman/Breaking Bad spinoff is one step closer to becoming a real thing. After weeks of negotiating, the network and Sony have signed an agreement to do the show. AMC and Sony said in a joint statement that the show's working title is Better Call Saul and that "plans call for Saul to be a one-hour prequel that will focus on the evolution of the popular Saul Goodman character [played by Bob Odenkirk] before he ever became Walter White’s lawyer." The network won't say any more about the show's status, but it reportedly has a series order once deals are completed with Odenkirk and the creative team.

Breaking [...]

AMC Developing a 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Starring Bob Odenkirk

With Breaking Bad set to end its run with an eight-episode final season this summer, the people behind the show are looking to extend one of its most popular characters beyond the season finale: Bob Odenkirk's sleazebag lawyer Saul Goodman. Deadline reports that AMC and Sony TV are working with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and writer Peter Gould, who wrote the Season 2 episode in which Saul first appeared, to develop a show based around Saul Goodman. Last year, Gilligan and Odenkirk each said they'd be interested in doing a spinoff, but this is the first official word on such a project. There's no [...]