Champions League Moves to Turner; ‘Unplugged’ Returns to MTV; ‘Better Call Saul’ Meets ‘Breaking Bad’; and More TV News

Christmas may be coming early for fans of Bryan Fuller’s critically adored Hannibal, an adaptation of Thomas Harris’ series of novels about Hannibal Lecter that was canceled by NBC just before a young FBI agent named Clarice Starling would have come into the story: Producer Martha De Laurentiis tweeted a photo of herself with Fuller,…

ICYMI: Syfy Orders ‘Tremors’ Revival With Kevin Bacon; ‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed; ‘World of Dance’ Gets Season 2; & More TV News

A&E set an August 2 premiere date for Rob Lowe’s new unscripted series The Lowe Files. [TV Line] Alec Baldwin confirms he will return to Saturday Night Live as President Trump this fall. [Variety] AMC renews Better Call Saul for a fourth season. [Deadline] Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes and Cole Hauser are joining…

Michael McKean as Chuck McGill on 'Better Call Saul'

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.10, “Lantern”

It became a kind of conventional wisdom that Better Call Saul is actually two shows in one, with the moral descent of Jimmy McGill occupying one half, and Mike Ehrmantraut’s descent into becoming Gus Fring’s right-hand man occupying the other. But while this third season certainly raised the stakes on the Mike side by reintroducing…

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill on 'Better Call Saul'

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.8, “Slip”

If I had a dollar for every time I have said “we saw our first glimmers of Saul Goodman in this episode” in this space, I could afford to run a 30-second commercial on a local Albuquerque TV station. But this time I really mean it: The return of Slippin’ Jimmy, who saves the day…

Michael Mando as Nacho Varga in Better Call Saul

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.6, “Off Brand”

With last week’s spectacular “Chicanery” serving up a full hour of McGill fraternal drama and not so much as a check-in with the Mike and Gus half of the show, this week’s episode more than made up for the lack of Pollos-related plot movement, with appearances by Breaking Bad characters Victor, Tyrus, Krazy-8, and even…

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill on AMC's Better Call Saul

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.5, “Chicanery”

As engrossing and satisfying as it has been to follow Mike Ehrmantraut’s slow descent into becoming chief enforcer for the biggest drug cartel in the Southwest, I have to admit that I am a little more interested in the Jimmy McGill side of things. Jimmy’s got plenty of flaws, of course, but he’s a likable…

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