The new sneak peek of AMC's "The Walking Dead" is released, featuring none of the living dead. Instead, it clips a scene where Rick is faced with a moral dilemma when it comes to saving another soul. In the "Tell It to the Frogs" clip, after coming back from the wood to hunt, Shane tells Daryl that they got an unfinished business in Atlanta. Rick steps up to tell Daryl that his brother Merle was alive when he handcuffed him to the pipes on the roof. Daryl goes ballistic, prompting Rick to make a decision to go back to Atlanta and save Merle. Meanwhile, Lori and Shane must deal with the surprising return of someone they thought was dead. "Tell It to the Frogs" airs on November 14 at 10/9c. Source & Preview
Well that was pretty damn fast. After it’s record debut on Halloween, and only a slight decrease in viewership on its second episode, AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a second season run of 13 episodes. The network announced the news today via press release after only two episodes have aired so far with extremely impressive ratings. Sharon Tal Yguado, SVP Scripted Programming, said, "I wish all programming decisions were no brainers like this one. The Walking Dead is a TV masterpiece on so many levels. We want at least 10 seasons, if not more. Kudos to AMC!" A bit over the top, but it sounds like AMC is committed to The Walking Dead as long as there’s some life left in the story. If you haven’t checked out this mindblowing new series (you can read my review of the series premiere right here), then you don’t know what you’re missing. Check out the entire press release with more praise for the series below. Anyone else out there completely stoked? To Read more Click Here.
After the explosive edge-of-your-seat wet works of The Walking Dead "Guts," the living dead shift back into a more reflective mode with next week's strangely titled "Tell it to the Frogs". I'd classify this one as a 'quest' episode, but the character drama and tension most definitely hits a new peak for the series. Could it get even more intense? Anyone who has read the comics will tell you: hell yes. Here are some promo pics and brief description of the next episode of The Walking Dead, "Tell it to the Frogs", airing next Sunday on AMC at 10/89c. Source & More Photos
Last night, AMC broadcast the second episode of The Walking Dead, its adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s still ongoing zombie comic book saga. Would executive producer and show creator Frank Darabont maintain the jaw-dropping level of carnage featured in the pilot, which opened with Andrew Lincoln’s sheriff hero Rick Grimes shooting a cute zombified girl in the head (and which scored record-breaking ratings for AMC)? The answer was a definite "Yes-and-then-some!" as the appropriately titled Guts found Grimes and his new buddy Glenn (Steven Yeun) attempting to blend in with the undead hordes of Atlanta by covering themselves with blood, viscera, and even a severed foot. (Between this show and the just released 127 Hours, I can only assume it must have been National Detached Extremities Weekend. My, it seems to come earlier every year!) The second episode also introduced a number of characters including the racist Merle Dixon, played by Michael Rooker of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer infamy. To Read More Click Here.
As much as I’ve always loved the utility of Google maps, I never pegged it as a service applicable to pop culture. But, apparently, it is. See: this fantastic and spoiler-filled Google map geared entirely aroundThe Walking Dead, also known as the coolest thing I’ve seen all day. Jason McDonald created the completely annotated map, which chronicles the births, deaths, appearances, and other events and locations from the 78 issues of The Walking Dead comic book series. It’s certainly made me want to delve further into Robert Kirkman’s world — I find it pretty cool to see a comic-turned-TV series that’s so rooted in fantasy (zombies!) through a lens of something so familiar to my everyday existence. I’ve loved the Walking In Holden Caulfield’s Footsteps map , but this map takes it to the next level. Which other shows, books, or movies would you like to see get the Google map treatment? Those of you who’ve read all The Walking Dead books, give it a look and sound off below as to the accuracy of the map, and those of you who are looking to avoid spoilers , check the map — and read the comments — with caution. Source Here
Here are our Top Moments of the TV week: 12. Best Use of Chardonnay: To promote her new craft book on the Today show, Amy Sedaris knows just how to get Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford's attention: wine! Sedaris teaches the two hosts the importance of stretching before and after crafts. First, reach toward your glass and then make sure to swirl the wine using all your arm muscles. Bonus points to whichever producer got Kathie Lee and Hoda to wear those awesome bonnets. 11. Best Reunion, Part I: Once again making people's dreams come true, Oprah Winfrey reunites all five Backstreet Boys (Kevin Richardson, sadly, left the band four years ago, remember?) on her teen heartthrob episode. The guys croon their signature tune, "I Want It That Way," as grown women — including Winfrey — sing, sway and swoon along, proving one thing: Girls never get over their girlhood crushes. Let's shoot for 'N Sync next time, OK, Auntie Oprah? 10. Best Use of Vlasic: Nothing says pregnancy like a jar of pickles, right? And what better way to document the life-altering experience of growing another being in your belly than posing with Renaissance Faire-sized pickles shoved in your mouth? OK, sharing one with your man, Lady and The Tramp-style, comes close. Oh, Phaedra, please show us more of your sophisticated Southern Belle tastes on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Please. To Read More Click here.
Ready for more of "The Walking Dead"? We give you an exclusive first look at Episode 2, "Guts," which airs Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. ET on AMC. After the premiere's cliffhanger, we'll see how our hero Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) fares while he's stuck in that tank. We think it's fair to say that he doesn't stay in there the whole season, and he finds other survivors in Atlanta. To Read More Click Here.
AMC's new zombie drama The Walking Dead debuted to 5.3 million viewers, the largest audience for any original series on the network. "It's a good day to be dead," said AMC President Charlie Collier. "We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached." The Walking Dead also garnered a 3.7 household rating, and scored 3.6 million viewers in the 18-to-49 demographic, the highest for any cable series premiere this year. Based on the Robert Kirkman comics of the same name, The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a policeman who awakes in the hospital to find the world overrun by zombies. Grimes sets off in search for his wife (Sarah Wayne Callies) and son. The series is executive-produced by Kirkman and Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption). Source here
At "The Walking Dead" premiere in Hollywood, we meet other members of the cast that make up the scrappy band of survivors we'll meet in the Episode 2 of the show. Among them is Laurie Holden, who plays Andrea. Pre-zombie apocalypse, she was a civil rights lawyer, a job that's not exactly helpful now that it's all about staying alive and not fighting for equality. To Read More Click Here.
In a world where survival is the No. 1 concern, "The Walking Dead" examines the importance of relationship, having good people by your side. Andrew Lincoln plays protagonist Rick Grimes, a sheriff's deputy who wakes from a coma only to find the world overrun by dead "walkers" and his family missing. The guy doesn't lack in loyalty and tenacity, so his mission is to reunite with his wife and son no matter what the cost. To Read More Click Here.