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Bryan Cranston Is Producing a Comedy for NBC Called 'The Dangerous Book for Boys'

NBC just added another potential comedy series from Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. Deadline reports that the network has added a project from Cranston's production company Moon Shot Entertainment based on the book The Dangerous Book for Boys by brothers Conn and Hal Iggulden, which is described as "an irreverent family comedy about three teenage boys who are given a dad's guide to living lives full of adventure after he passes away." Cranston — who optioned the rights to the book back in June — will serve as executive producer, while Adventureland's Greg Mottola will write and direct the TV adaptation.

'Malcolm In the Middle' Returns for a 'Breaking Bad' Crossover

The final season of Breaking Bad will be out on DVD next week, and one special comedy-related extra has already been leaked. Bryan Cranston's Malcolm in the Middle co-star Jane Kaczmarek joined him to look into an alternate ending for Heisenberg and Hal.

Watch Stephen Colbert and Bryan Cranston Have a Chat

Here's Bryan Cranston went on The Colbert Report last night in advance of Breaking Bad's return. It's a fun interview, probably most notable for Cranston revealing that early in his career, he used to voice bad guys on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Odenkirk and Cross Filming a Film this Summer

Bob Odenkirk will be directing and starring in Girlfriends Day with David Cross, Bryan Cranston, Amber Tamblyn, David Koechner, and Fred Armisen. Odenkirk also wrote the film with former Mr. Show writer Eric Hoffmam. This opportunity is a big deal for Odenkirk, whose last two features The Brothers Solomon and Let's Go to Prison performed so poorly that he speculated a couple years ago in And Here's The Kicker (the current Splitsider Comedy Book Club book) that he was in "directors jail" and that he'd have to earn back some clout to be able to work on a feature again. No word yet on what the plot [...]

Bryan Cranston Is Next on Line to Hook Up With Archer's Mom, Probably

Bryan Cranston will stop by Archer as Commander Drake, an "earnest, conscientious astronaut fighting to quell a mutiny on the space platform." Yeah, something tells me he will not succeed.

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Are the Stars of "Barely Legal Pawn"

The Emmy Awards are less than a week away, but to get you excited the Television Academy just released this video written and directed by sketch duo Paulilu, who also write for Comedy Central's Broad City. In the video, Julia Louis-Dreyfus attempts to pawn off her Supporting Actress Emmy for Seinfeld so she can buy her own island, but dealing with the creeps working behind the counter (played by Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul) makes her have second thoughts.

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 [...]

Kenneth Parcell Gets a Mom and a Breaking Bad "Mom's 'Friend'"

We've met Liz's parents and Jack's parents and Jenna's mom and Frank's mom but Kenneth's family has been a mystery. And since they can't get a pig to act, we are going to meet Kenneth's mom and her special friend. Catherine O'Hara is in as Mrs. Parcell and Leaves of Grass superfan Bryan Cranston will be her companion. Both are classic perfect 30 Rock guest star castings and they reflect the final season's raising of stakes. But if they really want to kick things up an emotional notch, O'Hara should bring with her Kenneth's father-pig's meatless carcass.

Get a Job Will Forever Link Bryan Cranston, Alison Brie, & Jay Pharoah

[Whistle noise]! What a cast. Bryan Cranston, Anna Kendrick, Miles Teller, Jay Pharoah, Alison Brie, Christopher Mintz-Plasse will all appear in Get a Job, a "multi-generational comedy about four recent college graduates." Teller, whom many of us will soon come to know as that kid from Project X, is "a young man struggling in an entry-level job" whose father Bryan Cranston is also looking for a job. And turns to cooking meth to make ends meet and find a sense of danger in his empty life, I suppose? Typical Hollywood typecasting.

Marc Maron to Interview Comedy Fans' Favorite Dramedians Next Week

Good news for AMC fans: Marc Maron will be releasing WTFPod episodes featuring Jon Hamm on Monday and Bryan Cranston on Thursday. Should be quite a week for getting to know two of comedy fans' favorite dramedians, which is a word I just made up and which has the same definition as the word "actor." Really, it's about time someone picked Cranston's brain about how he came to craft such a brilliant, flawed character study in morality as the dad on Malcolm in the Middle (and whoever he plays on that Breaking Bad show, also).

Crackle Adds New Comedy Series 'Tightrope' Produced by Bryan Cranston

On top of their recent multiple-season renewal of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Deadline reports that Sony's video site Crackle has also added a comedy with Bryan Cranston serving as executive producer. Titled Tightrope, the series will "replace a character from a classic detective series with a modern-day actor" and "juxtaposes the modern character with irreverent comic sensibilities and also with older characters from another era to reshape the stories into a contemporary comedy." No cast or release date has been announced yet for Tightrope, but the idea of Bryan Cranston infusing humor into old detective shows sounds very promising.

Watch Jimmy Fallon Interview Bryan Cranston While Wearing a Rubber Walter White Mask

Bryan Cranston went on Late Night on Friday and brought a frighteningly-realistic looking rubber mask of his Breaking Bad character Walter White. Jimmy Fallon put it on, had a staring contest with him, and kept it on for part of the interview. Jimmy Fallon in a rubber Walter White mask is somehow scarier than the real Walter White at his worst.

And here's Cranston joining Fallon for his regular segment, "Let Us Play with Your Look":

Bryan Cranston to Cook an Episode of 'The Office'

As we speak, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston is directing one of the last episodes of The Office. Cranston has some experience directing sitcoms, working on an episode of Modern Family last season and seven episodes of Malcolm in the Middle when he was on it. Still, one could imagine Ellie Kemper being really scared of him. This picture was Instagrammed by Rainn Wilson with the caption: "Free meth for The Office!" Which is funny enough; however, there will be no free meth. He is in the empire business. Don't eff with Heisenberg, Dwight, unless you want to end up like a certain dirt bike.

Bryan Cranston Will Bring a Little Breaking Bad to Modern Family as a Guest Director

Bryan Cranston will direct an episode of Modern Family this season. Wouldn't it be amazing if they just went for a full Breaking Bad crossover, with Phil Dunphy cooking meth and hiding it from DEA agent Jay? (Mitch could play Saul Goodman! He's already a lawyer! It's PERFECT.)