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Z Nation: Season One Ratings

15 September 2014 7:04 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Walking Dead on AMC is insanely popular and was the highest-rated show on television last season in the 18-49 demographic. How will Syfy's Z Nation perform? Will it be a killer success in the ratings and be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled? Stay tuned.

A horror TV show, Z Nation begins three years after a zombie virus has gutted the United States. A ragtag band of everyday people must work together to transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California to the last functioning viral lab. The cast includes Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Michael Welch, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Pisay Pao, Nat Zang, and Keith Allan.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Syfy's ‘Z Nation’ Racks Up 1.6 Million Viewers With Premiere

15 September 2014 10:23 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The zombie apocalypse shows no signs of slowing down, at least on the small screen. The new Syfy series “Z Nation” premiered to robust numbers on Friday, drawing 1.6 million total viewers and making the series — which hails from “Sharknado” producers The Asylum — the channel's highest-rated acquired scripted series since the 2006 premiere of “Doctor Who.” See video: DJ Qualls and Harold Perrineau Are the Nation's Only Hope in ‘Z Nation’ Teaser In the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, the “Z Nation” premiere drew 695,000 viewers. The series, which stars Harold Perrineau (“Oz”), Tom Everett Scott (“Southland”) and DJ Qualls (“Supernatural”), takes place »

- Tim Kenneally

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Syfy’s ‘Z Nation’ Premiere Piracy Levels Skyrocket

14 September 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A little-known new zombie series from cable network Syfy came out of nowhere Friday to emerge as a big global piracy draw over the weekend, according to new data from piracy tracking firm Excipio.

The premiere episode of “Z Nation” was devoured by approximately 300,000 unique IP addresses in the first 24 hours since its U.S. TV debut. While that may be far from record-holders like HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which saw over 1 million individuals illegally downloading its season 4 premiere, it’s also well in excess of other well-known series like Netflix hits “Orange is the New Black” or “House of Cards,” which attracted sub-six-figure sums.

Another humbling comparison: When a copy of “The Expendables 3″ leaked three weeks prior to its release, that attracted just 189,000–not even close to what “Z Nation” did. The torrent in question, marked ‘Z Nation S01E01 HDTV x264-killers[ettv]‘ was the most active »

- Andrew Wallenstein

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Z Nation

14 September 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Syfy

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: September 12, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Michael Welch, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson, Pisay Pao, Nat Zang, and Keith Allan.

TV show description:

This horror TV show begins three years after a zombie virus has gutted the United States. A ragtag band of everyday people work together to transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California -- where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood.

The antibodies that he carries are the world's last, best hope for a vaccine however, he hides a dark secret that threatens them all. With humankind's survival at stake, the team embarks on a journey of survival »

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Showrunner Karl Schaeffer Talks Z Nation, Biggest Challenges, What Makes These Zombies Different, and More

12 September 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The new Syfy series Z Nation is set three years after the zombie virus has gutted the country and a team of everyday heroes must transport the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood, in the hopes of using it to make a vaccine.  With the human race’s survival at stake, a ragtag group of individuals embarks on a journey of survival across three thousand miles of post-apocalyptic America.  The show stars Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch, Kellita Smith, Anastasia Baranova, Russell Hodgkinson and Keith Allan. During this recent interview to promote the show’s premiere, showrunner/executive producer Karl Schaeffer talked about how this show is different from other shows like it, some of the biggest challenges they’ve faced, cranking out all of the make-up effects, what makes these zombies different, »

- Christina Radish

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Official Full-Length Trailer for Syfy's Z Nation Shambles In

11 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

"Z Nation" kicks off tomorrow night, and after showing us a few teasers and some videos they dubbed "Wtf," the powers-that-be at Syfy have now released the official full-length trailer for the show.

"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum, is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The 13-episode "Z Nation" stars Harold Perrineau ("Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural").

The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).

Related Story: "Z Nation" Preview - Should You Tune In or Shamble On?

Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot.

The series premieres Friday, »

- Debi Moore

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Z Nation Preview Clips Sure To Get You To Tune In

11 September 2014 6:22 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

You can’t have enough zombie shows, and Syfy is about to bring you another one with Z Nation. Brought to you by Karl Schaefer, who brought you Eerie Indiana and Eureka, the show has an interesting combination of stories in play. Three years after the zombie apocalypse, survivors find a person who is apparently immune to the plague, and they now embark on a quest to get him across the country to the last functioning lab they know of.

You may have seen the trailer already, but check out some special clips below, and be sure to tune in.

Photo by: Oliver Irwin/Syfy

 

Z Nation – Trailer

It’s a man-eat-man world. Z Nation premieres Friday, September 12 at 10/9c on Syfy

Z Nation – Wtf Baby Moment – Clip

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In Z Nation, three years have passed since the zombie virus has gutted the country, »

- Marc Eastman

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TV Review: ‘Z Nation’

10 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

No limit exists on zombie shows (although perhaps one should be imposed), but since “The Walking Dead” is out there — with a companion spinoff in the works — a new entry really ought to unearth something new. From that perspective, Syfy’s “Z Nation” has more guts than brains, essentially trotting out an old-fashioned wagon-train western, with a hardy band running a zombie gantlet trying to reach California. Along the way, the show serves up one doozy of a twist, and otherwise a lot of slavering, mindless flesh-eaters chasing our intrepid heroes. Think of it as the fast-food alternative to “Dead’s” more-flavorful dish.

Unwilling to waste even a minute on plot or story, the whole zombie apocalypse thing is tossed off in roughly 30 seconds. Chaos already reigns when a special-forces officer (Harold Perrineau) is assigned to transport precious cargo — a human host bearing a possible vaccine — to a facility in California, »

- Brian Lowry

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Z Nation Preview - Should You Tune In or Shamble On?

10 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If a step-by-step guide were written for how to create a standard zombie narrative, it would be titled "Z Nation." Start with one part outbreak footage, and mix in some overlapping audio clips of news regarding said outbreak.

Simmer it in a stock of basic characters with one part brown-haired stubbly leader, one part love interest, two parts mysterious drifters with unexplained combat prowess, and three parts uninteresting zombie chow to beef up the cast.

Marinade in a standard post-apocalyptic world, equal parts towns trying to make it and traveling caravans with dubious intent. Bake for 45 minutes in standard character dilemmas, adding in a mission to cure the virus for some longevity. Garnish with dialogue.

I try not to be too critical of things for being standard. I can’t expect everyone watching something to have the same breadth of exposure as I do, and in my experience there’s »

- Ted Hentschke

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Enjoy a Few Wtf Moments and Several Images from Syfy's Z Nation

8 September 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Syfy's "Z Nation" premieres this coming Friday, September 12th, at 10Pm; and the network has released a slew of new photos plus a pair of videos that show off a few "Wtf" moments from the show.

"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum, is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The 13-episode "Z Nation" stars Harold Perrineau ("Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural").

The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).

Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot.

Synopsis:

"Z Nation" starts three years after a zombie virus has gutted the country, »

- Debi Moore

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TVLine Items: Paul Reubens Gets Blacklisted, an Oitnb Return & More

22 August 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Pee-wee’s next big adventure is landing him on The Blacklist.

The NBC drama has tapped Paul Reubens (Pushing Daisies, Dirt) to appear in multiple Season 2 episodes as Mr. Vargas, a dapper, finicky “muscle” who handles delicate situations in the criminal underworld, EW.com reports.

Related The Blacklist Season 2 Premiere Photos: Are Liz and Red On the Run?

Executive producer Jon Bokenkamp notes that the role will be “totally different” from Reubens’ well known Pee-wee character.

The Blacklist returns Sept. 22 at 10/9c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Lori Petty will reprise her Orange Is the New Black »

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Syfy’s Zombie Drama Z Nation to Premiere This September

22 August 2014 9:29 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

This September 10th will find a new zombie drama gracing your TV screens. Of course, whether you’ll tune in or not, or tune in and stick around, will be entirely up to you. The Syfy channel is getting into the undead game with “Z Nation,” which takes place 3 years after a zombie plague, and finds a group of people, including one lone badass soldier, trying to transport the only living known zombie survivor (he was bitten, but didn’t turn) from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab is located. The show, which is getting a 13-episode first season order from the cable network, stars “Lost’s” Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott and “Supernatural’s” DJ Qualls. Check out a short trailer for the drama below. Looks okay. Syfy channel cheap, yes, but hey, not every zombie drama can be “The Walking Dead,” right? »

- Nix

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Syfy Sets Z Nation For September Premiere

22 August 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Is AMC’s The Walking Dead about to have some serious competition? Syfy appears to be gunning for that post-apocalyptic ratings juggernaut’s fanbase with its next original series, titled Z Nation. As the title would suggest, the show takes place in a ravaged North America, three years after a zombie virus decimated the population and toppled the government.

The series centers on a small group of survivors who come across the only known human survivor of the plague. Working together, they must transport him across the country, from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab is waiting on his blood to hopefully find a cure. What the survivors don’t realize is that the man, humanity’s best hope for survival, is harboring dark secrets that could put everything in jeopardy.

It sounds like an interesting concept for a zombie series, as well as one that »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Z Nation' sets a Sept. 12 start on SyFy

22 August 2014 4:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Syfy has announced a Sept. 12 premiere date for Z Nation, its answer to the wildly successful Walking Dead. Produced by The Asylum, the company behind the cable channel’s hit Sharknado franchise, the post-apocalyptic horror series is set three years after a zombie virus ravaged the country. A team of “everyday heroes” transports the only known survivor of the plague from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab awaits his blood. While the antibodies he carries represent the world’s last, best hope, he also hides a dark secret that threatens everyone. The cast includes Harold Perrineau (Lost), DJ Qualls (The Loser), Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do), Michael Welch (Twilight), Kellita Smith (The Bernie Mac Show), Anastasia Baranova (Veronica Mars), Russel Hodgkingson (21 & Over, Big Fish) and Keith Allan (Zombie Night, Rise of the Zombies). Karl Schaefer (Eureka) serves as showerunner. The pilot was directed by John Hyam, »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Syfy Releases ‘Z Nation’ Trailer, Can It Compete with ‘The Walking Dead’?

19 August 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has released the trailer for its new zombie series, “Z Nation,” which offers a new take on the popular zombie-thriller theme.

Z Nation” follows a group of everyday heroes in their attempt to move the only known survivor of the zombie virus across the country to where a lab waits for his blood. Things are not as easy as the team would hope, as the band struggles across post-apocalyptic America while the survivor carries a dark secret.

From “Sharknado” production company The Asylum, the series stars Harold Perrineau, Tom Everett Scott, DJ Qualls, Michael Welch and Kellita SmithKarl Schaefer will serve as executive producer and showrunner for “Z Nation,” with John Hyams on board to direct the pilot.

While rival networks are clamoring for a zombie thriller to compete with the runaway success of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” a fresh spin on the concept has yet to go the distance. »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Syfy's zombie drama gets full trailer: Could it rival 'Walking Dead'?

19 August 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

There’s a new zombie drama coming to basic cable: Syfy’s Z Nation is a story of a band of survivors trekking across the country in the wake of an apocalyptic zombie plague, and the first full trailer is below. Syfy can only hope the show will deliver a healthy fraction of the audience that tune in to see TV’s highest-rated entertainment series—AMC’s The Walking Dead. There’s no Daryl Dixon, but there are zombie babies.

The 13-episode Z Nation picks up three years after a zombie virus has decimated the country and a team of »

- James Hibberd

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New Z Nation Promo Reminds You to Keep Your Friday Nights Open

18 August 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Syfy's upcoming new series "Z Nation" premieres on Friday, September 12th, at 10Pm; and the network wants to make sure you remember to keep your Friday nights open to check it out. In the meantime you can check out a new promo!

"Z Nation," produced by The Asylum, is an action-horror series about the epic struggle to save humanity after a zombie apocalypse. The 13-episode "Z Nation" stars Harold Perrineau ("Lost," "Oz"), Tom Everett Scott ("Beauty and the Beast," "Southland"), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, "Supernatural").

The cast also includes Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Kellita Smith ("The Bernie Mac Show"), Anastasia Baranova (The Darkness II), Russell Hodgkinson (Big Fish), and Keith Allan (Rise of the Zombies).

Karl Schaefer ("Eerie Indiana," "Eureka," "The Dead Zone") serves as executive producer and showrunner. Acclaimed action director John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) directed the pilot.

Synopsis:

"Z Nation" starts three years »

- Debi Moore

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Syfy Announces Z Nation Premiere Date, Full Fall 2014 Schedule, 7th Annual 31 Days of Halloween

9 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Syfy is entering the zombie fray with "Z Nation," and now we know when it'll be premiering. Here's the network's full fall 2014 lineup, which also includes event series "Ascension" and another "31 Days of Halloween" in October.

If Syfy Original Movies are your thing, keep your eyes open for the likes of Dark Haul, Finders Keepers, and Mutant World.

From the Press Release:

Syfy’s 2014 Fall Programming primetime lineup will feature the series premieres of "Z Nation" on September 12 and docuseries "Town of the Living Dead" on October 7.

In addition, the Season Five return of "Haven" airs September 11 with the special 10th anniversary season of "Ghost Hunters" beginning October 8. The highly anticipated six-hour event series "Ascension," starring Tricia Helfer, kicks off November 24.

For the seventh consecutive year, Syfy will celebrate the Halloween season with nearly 600 hours of ghoulish programming during the month-long "31 Days of Halloween" (October 1-31).

September

"Haven" (Season 5 Premiere)

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- Debi Moore

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Syfy Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Haven’, ‘Ghost Hunters,’ More

8 August 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy has announced its 2014 fall programming schedule, featuring the return of an original series, two series premieres and the return of special horror-related events for October.

Highlights on the schedule include “Ascension,” a six-hour drama event series, new documentary series “Town of the Living Dead” and the seventh year of month-long programming block “31 Days of Halloween.”

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Haven” (Sept. 11 at 10 p.m.) When the series returns for its fifth season, “Haven’s” protectors are thrust into uncharted waters: Duke (Eric Balfour) is now a ticking time bomb, fighting to contain the Troubles within him, while Nathan (Lucas Bryant) faces his greatest fear that Audrey (Emily Rose) – the woman he’s fought so desperately to save – may be gone forever. Haven, which rose 11 percent among Adults 18-34 and 3 percent among Adults 18-49 during its fourth season, is based on the novella “The Colorado Kid” from renowned author Stephen King. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Summer Movies Flashback 1999: 'South Park' surprise and scathing 'Star Wars' reactions

7 August 2014 4:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Our continuing look back at some of the biggest summers we've lived through takes us back 15 years to one of the best recent movie seasons overall. In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1999. It was the summer I became Moriarty. To be fair, I had been contributing to Ain't It Cool for a little while already by that point, and I had been slowly but surely embracing the potential of the website and the audience that I was reaching. I had already taken a few trips to Austin, including a memorable stay at the third Quentin Tarantino Film Festival, »

- Drew McWeeny

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