Stephen King on Mad Men: "If I Want Soap Opera, I Watch Revenge"

With a new, serialized drama based on one of his books set to debut on CBS soon, Horror meister Stephen King is throwing shade at one of television's most popular programs! When asked by Parade what TV shows he enjoys, the Under The Dome author responded:

Justified, Bates Motel, The Walking Dead. The best show of the year is The Americans. I don’t watch Mad Men. I think it’s basically soap opera, and if I want soap opera, I watch Revenge. That show is crazy, but they have great clothes.”


Did Declan Have to Die on Revenge?

It's hard out there for a townie! The Season 2 finale of ABC's once-brilliant sudser Revenge saw the demise of Declan Porter (One Life to Live and Gossip Girl alum Connor Paolo). Jack's (Nick Wechsler) kid brother and Charlotte's (Christa B. Allen) baby daddy perished following an explosion at Grayson Global. While a presumably hacked off Paolo declined to speak to TV Guide Magazine's William Keck, his co-stars weighed on the death of Declan.

Said Wechsler:

"Connor wasn't happy. But he also took it like a champ. I think on some level he was preparing himself for it because he knew he wasn't being used that much." READ MORE

ABC to Mimic Cable With Primetime Soap Roll Outs

Expect for ABC to change things up a bit next season, when it comes to scheduling its primetime soaps. According to Deadline, ABC has decided to air “a selected group” of shows in two continuous runs, in the fall and spring.

Some of the networks’ biggest and most buzzed about shows are included in the special group. Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon a Time and possibly Revenge are mentioned in the article. In-between their fall and spring runs, the show’s time slots will be filled by “bridge series.”

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PC #66: Scandal Confidential

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels have been struck with a severe case of Scandal fever. From Olivia and Fitz’s sizzlin’ relationship to the spurned First Lady, the PC gang discuses it all in this special Scandal Confidential episode.

Scandal isn’t the only hot show the DC crew dishes about on ABC. Miranda Bailey faced an investigation into the deaths of her patients on Grey's Anatomy. Jamey and Luke disagree on Cristina’s storyline.
The podcast then becomes Awkward as the gang discuss a surprising death on the MTV series. Brawls erupt in The Real Housewives of New Jersey trailer, but does that have anything on Mariah Carey andNicki Minaj’s feud on American Idol?

All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!


Showrunner Mike Kelley to Exit Revenge at End of Season

It looks like Revenge’s creative and ratings sophomore slump have claimed a victim. Showrunner Mike Kelley announced he will be leaving the ABC primetime soap at the end of the season.

In a difficult mutual decision between myself and ABC studios, the end of my current contract will mark my final season as showrunner for Revenge.  Helming this series has been the ride of a lifetime, and my producing partner, Melissa Loy, and I will look back on our Revenge time with deep gratitude and respect for Emily and Madeleine and the rest of the incredible cast, our heroic crew, the dedicated and imaginative producing and writing team, and the tireless post production department," said Kelly in a statement. "I would also like to thank Paul Lee, his marketing team, and the creative executives at ABC and ABC studios for their profound support throughout this journey. I'm excited about finishing post production on the season two finale, which I hope will stand among the best episodes of the series thus far. Continued success to all.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Revenge executive producer Sunil Nayar is expected to take over for the exiting Kelley. The trade publication also mentions Revenge’s season two ratings are down 12 percent in Live+Same Day viewership and have slipped 10 percent in total viewers.


Erica Kane, J.R. Ewing and Barnabas Collins Among TV Guide's 60 Nastiest TV Villains

Who are the 60 Greatest TV Villains of All-Time? TV Guide Magazine's Bruce Fretts and Matt Roush listed their picks for the dubious distinctions in the March 25-April 7 issue of the magazine.

It should come as no surprise that many suds evil-doers made the cut, including Dallas' late, great J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) at No.1; Dynasty devil Alexis Colby (Joan Collins) at No. 7 and Dark Shadows' Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) at No. 8. READ MORE