HBO’s confirmation adds Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear to play Joe Biden

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HBO’s Confirmation adds Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear to play Joe Biden
Kinnear will play Biden when he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Hudson will play a former Clarence Thomas co-worker. In addition, Jeffrey Wright and The Americans star Alison Wright have joined the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas movie.

Matthew Weiner reveals more Mad Men finale details, admits he had a “ton of doubts”
In a conversation with The Simpsons co-creator Matt Groening, Weiner said Don Draper’s final fate had been in his head since Season 3 and the Coca-Cola campaign “came to me about four years ago.” He also admits that the Big Sur retreat scenes were not filmed at the Esalen Institute, but 10 miles north.

Taraji P. Henson spills the beans on Empire Season 2 premiere date
The Fox drama returns Sept. 23.

HBO gives a 2-season pickup to Duplass Brothers’ Animals
The half-hour series revolves around downtrodden creatures who live in NYC.

Married books Frances Conroy
She”ll play Judy Greer’s mother, while M.C. Gainey will play her stepfather.

Gotham promotes Chris Chalk
We’ll be seeing a lot more Lucius Fox next season.