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15 items from 2015

The Walking Dead Recap: Heartsick and Tired

15 February 2015 7:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you were to turn to the dictionary entry for “dead tired,” the illustration accompanying the definition would probably look a lot like the survivors on The Walking Dead did this week. They were exhausted, hungry, dehydrated and, worst of all, demoralized. But then, something happened that promised to change everything. Wanna know what that something was? Keep reading…

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Out Of Gas | As the hour began, times were so tough for our remaining regulars that Daryl was eating a worm for sustenance, Maggie was almost too pooped »

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Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox Joins CBS Drama Pilot Doubt

11 February 2015 8:59 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Doubt is the new certainty — at least for Laverne Cox.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The Emmy-nominated actress (Orange Is the New Black) has landed a role in the CBS drama pilot Doubt, where she’ll play the “fierce, funny” Cameron Wirth, “a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney who’s as competitive as she is compassionate.” Because Cox’s character has “experienced injustice first hand,” she’ll be inclined to “fight all the harder for her clients.”

Doubt, from the husband-and-wife writing/executive-producing team of Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy, »

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Awfully Good: Basic Instinct 2 + Casino Royale (Video)

11 February 2015 2:31 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Who needs 50 Shades Of Grey when you can have 50 year old Sharon Stone sexy choking The Walking Dead's Governor with a belt?   Basic Instinct 2 (2006)   Director: Michael Caton-Jones Stars: Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, David Thewlis Catherine Tramell hops the pond to uncross her legs for London. Basic Instinct 2 starts with Sharon Stone engaging in a sexual act that immediately turns in to a car crash. I could not make up a more »

- Jason Adams

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Pilot News: Betsy Brandt Joins CBS Family Comedy Life in Pieces

10 February 2015 7:26 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Betsy Brandt is looking to break good this pilot season.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Brandt has been cast opposite Colin Hanks (Fargo) in CBS’ single-camera comedy pilot Life in Pieces, our sister site Deadline reports, playing harrowed mother-of-three Heather.

As previously reported, Life in Pieces tells the story of one family through the separate perspectives of its different family members. Hanks is playing Heather’s little brother Greg, who’s not at all prepared to become a first-time dad.

In addition to Breaking Bad, Brandt recently recurred in NBC »

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TV News: Portlandia, Shannara, Crime, Extant

10 February 2015 5:02 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »


IFC has renewed its Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein-led comedy series "Portlandia" for both a sixth and seventh season. Ten half-hour episodes will be produced for each with the current team all returning for the new episodes. The show is currently in the midst of airing its fifth season on Thursday nights. [Source: IFC]


Three more names have signed on for MTV's "The Shannara Chronicles," the upcoming fantasy series based on the novels by Terry Brooks. Filming is currently underway in New Zealand.

Brooke Williams will play the witty and wise elf Catania, the handmaiden and best friend of Amberle (Poppy Drayton). Also onboard are Daniel MacPherson as Arion, the heir to the Elven throne. Finally Marcus Vanco will appear as Bandon, a man who has mysterious visions and whom Allanon (Manu Bennett) takes special interest in. [Source: Variety]

Brothers In Crime

"The Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd has »

- Garth Franklin

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Extant Adds Transparent Actress as 'Morally Ambiguous' Robot

10 February 2015 1:05 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Might Extant‘s Humanichs program have some not-quite-above-board competition?

That’s one conclusion you can draw from the CBS series’ latest casting: Kiersey Clemons (Transparent) will recur in Season 2 as a lifelike robot who’s “a bit morally ambiguous,” TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Lucy is attractive and fun but also “an unpredictable wildcard” — per the official character description — whose loose sense of right and wrong is a result of her creators’ skipping important stages in her development. (See? All of those hours Humanichs founder John spent telling his »

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The Walking Dead’s David Morrissey joins Extant

10 February 2015 12:28 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Governor himself, David Morrissey from The Walking Dead, will join Halle Berry in CBS’ Extant

David Morrissey is an actor with a whole lot of geek credibility, having won over legions of Doctor Who fans as the eponymous red herring in one of David Tennant’s final few adventures, The Next Doctor, before taking on the popular role of The Governor in The Walking Dead.

Now, he’s signed up for some science fiction fare once more, by joining Halle Berry in CBS’ astronaut drama Extant. Unfortunately, he isn’t given another enigmatic name beginning with ‘the’ this time around. Instead, he will play General Tobias Shepherd, head of the global security commission. If you like, you can call him The General. We think we will.

The General is described as “a celebrated general [naturally], charming, political, known and respected for making the tough calls of wartime, and standing by »

- rleane

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‘Walking Dead’ Alum David Morrissey Joins CBS’s ‘Extant’

9 February 2015 2:05 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Governor may be gone, but the actor who plays him lives on, and has in fact landed a new gig. David Morrissey, who played The Governor on AMC’s mega-hit zombie drama “The Walking Dead,” has booked a recurring role on the CBS drama “Extant,” which is preparing to return for a second season. See photos: Party Report in Pictures: ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Premiere Brings Zombies to the Backlot (Photos) Morrissey will play General Tobias Shepherd, the head of the Global Security Commission. A celebrated general, charming, political, known and respected for making the tough calls of wartime, »

- Tim Kenneally

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‘The Walking Dead’s’ David Morrissey Joins CBS’ ‘Extant’

9 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Morrissey, late of “The Walking Dead,” has joined the cast of CBS’ “Extant” in a recurring role for the summer drama’s sophomore season.

CBS is stocking up the cast of “Extant” with fan-favorite actors such as Morrissey and Jeffrey Dean Morgan to bring more buzz to the show in its second season. Halle Berry stars as an astronaut who discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on the path to destruction after she returns from a mission.

Morrissey will play a security honcho and celebrated general who has a history with Berry’s character. On “Walking Dead” the British thesp played the villainous Governor, a now-deceased character who had a surprise cameo appearance on Sunday’s midseason premiere episode of the AMC drama.

Extant,” from Amblin TV and CBS TV Studios, is set to return to the Eye this summer.


- Variety Staff

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CBS' Extant Casts The Walking Dead's David Morrissey in Season 2 Role

9 February 2015 1:57 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Well hello, Governor.

Walking Dead alum David Morrissey will join the cast of CBS’ Extant when it returns this summer, our sister site Deadline reports.

Related Colin Hanks Cast in CBS Comedy Pilot Life in Pieces

Morrissey, who played the sadistic, eyepatch-sporting Governor on the gory AMC drama, will recur as Extant‘s General Tobias Shepherd.

Shepherd leads the Global Security Commission, is rather personable and has a history with Halle Berry’s Molly — a connection that makes his job tougher in light of a new, deadly threat.

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The Walking Dead season 5B: what can we expect?

9 February 2015 10:26 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Walking Dead season 5 returned to the UK last night. What might be in store for Rick and co. over the next episodes? Spoilers...

Warning: contains spoilers for The Walking Dead seasons one to five and very mild comics spoilers.

Last night saw the UK return of The Walking Dead season five, meaning that the next seven Monday nights are going to be fraught with bleakness, grief, tension, truly disgusting body horror and… remind me why we love The Walking Dead again?

Oh yeah, that’s right. We love The Walking Dead for its characters, stunning special effects, visceral violence and the reassuring sense that whatever is going wrong with our own lives, it’ll never be as bad as whatever it is that Rick, Carol, Michonne and the gang are having to deal with.

The first episode back, What Happened And What’s Going On, played a characteristic game with audience expectations. »

- louisamellor

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‘The Walking Dead': Chad Coleman Talks Tyreese’s Fate and What He Learned From ‘The Wire’

9 February 2015 12:06 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Walking Dead” season five, episode nine, titled “What Happened and What’s Going On.”

Taking on the role of moral compass on “The Walking Dead” is not a wise move if you want to stay alive. From Dale to Andrea to Hershel and now Tyreese, the characters who make the most noise about holding onto their humanity in the face of an increasingly hopeless zombie apocalypse never seem to stick around for long.

Variety spoke with Tyreese himself, actor Chad L. Coleman, about how he discovered the character’s tragic fate, what he learned about TV deaths from working on HBO’s “The Wire,” the funniest part of shooting his exit episode and the time Chris Hardwick almost spoiled the fatal twist on “Talking Dead.”

When did you find out this would be the end for Tyreese?

I found out three episodes prior, »

- Geoff Berkshire

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‘The Walking Dead’ Postmortem: Executive Producer Greg Nicotero Talks Latest Death, Unexpected Returns

8 February 2015 7:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “The Walking Dead” season five, episode nine, titled “What Happened and What’s Going On.”

No one can accuse “The Walking Dead” of holding on to characters too long. It was just two months ago that fans said goodbye to Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) in the midseason finale. In tonight’s midseason premiere, they had to do the same for Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman), who joined the show back in season three and leaves behind his sister, Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green).

It was a powerful, potentially divisive, installment, and Variety asked executive producer and the episode’s director Greg Nicotero to talk us through the decision to lose Tyreese at this point, what it was like for Coleman on set, working with some very special guest stars and what lies ahead for the survivors after these brutal back-to-back losses.

Why Tyreese and why now? »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Walker Stalker Con: Chicago Announces New Guests, Including Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride & David Morrissey

5 January 2015 9:48 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead who live in the Midwest and have a special place in their heart for the katana sword-slashing Michonne, the increasingly capable Carol Peletier, or even the conniving, ruthless Governor should be pleased to know that Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, and David Morrissey have been announced as guests at Walker Stalker Con: Chicago, taking place in February.

Press Release – “Chicago, Il – In addition to the 19 guests previously announced, Walker Stalker Con has announced that Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, and David Morrissey, will be attending the convention, located at the Navy Pier, downtown in Chicago, Il on February 21 & 22, 2015.

Walker Stalker Con returned to it’s inaugural city of Atlanta in October of 2014 where it’s guest count reached nearly 35,000 attendees across it’s three day span. It also assembled more cast members of The Walking Dead than any other convention has, as well as other horror genre actors. »

- Derek Anderson

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Support grows for ‘under threat’ Curzon Soho

5 January 2015 8:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The London venue may be demolished to make way for a Crossrail ticket hall.

A petition in support of London’s Curzon Soho is gathering pace following reports that the arthouse cinema may face demolition.

The petition, hosted by 38 Degrees, generated close to 6,500 signatures in 24 hours after it was revealed that the cinema may be knocked down to make way for the £25bn Crossrail 2 development.

Among those to sign the petition are actors Mark Gatiss, David Morrissey, MyAnna Buring and Alice Lowe to journalist Jon Ronson and documentary maker Jeanie Finlay.

Transport for London (TfL) said the Curzon was needed to build a ticket hall and entrance into the new Crossrail 2 station. Plans show that nearby Soho Square would be cordoned off and used as a builders’ depot during works which could take 10 years to complete.

Organisers plan to email the petition to Crossrail developers and the Mayor of London as well as Curzon management.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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