AMC apparently likes "Better Call Saul" so much that the network thinks the "Breaking Bad" spin-off only needs to air one time after "The Walking Dead." Today, AMC announced that "Better Call Saul" — with Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks reprising their "Breaking Bad" roles in a series set six years before Saul Goodman met Walter White — would debut on Sunday, February 8 at 10 p.m. That's the same night that "The Walking Dead" will return from its usual mid-season hiatus. But rather than stay in that comfortable post-zombie cradle for its first season (there will be 10 episodes to start, and AMC has already ordered a 13-episode second season), "Saul" will immediately move to Mondays at 10 starting the very next night, February 9. So it's a two-night premiere, but then "Saul" will have to hold its own on a night where AMC hasn't previously scheduled any of its scripted dramas. AMC pushed back »
- Alan Sepinwall
AMC is giving Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul a major launch. The cable network will bow the drama series on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m., immediately following the season-five midseason return of ratings behemoth The Walking Dead. The drama from Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will continue its two-night debut and air its second episode on Monday, Feb. 9, at 10 p.m. The series will continue to air on Mondays at 10 p.m., launching AMC into a new night of scripted originals with the Bob Odenkirk starrer. "This February, during AMC's first ever
- Lesley Goldberg
The first trailer for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series has been released, teasing this new six part episodic game series set in the world of HBO's groundbreaking TV show. USA Today reveals that series stars Peter Dinklage (Tyron Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow) will voice their roles from the HBO TV series for this anticipated release.
This new story tells of House Forrester, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Caught up in the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings, they are thrown into a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror as they fight to survive while the seven kingdoms tear themselves apart. You will take on the role of different members of the Forrester household, and determine their fate through the choices you make; your actions »
Cinemax’s horror comic adaptation, Outcast, is rounding out its cast (ahem), as THR reports five new names have joined Robert Kirkman’s exorcism tale.
Based on the comic published earlier this year, Kirkman will executive produce and pen the pilot, which revolves around Patrick Fugit’s leading man, Kyle Barnes. A troubled youngster who’s been plagued by possession since he was a small boy, when he goes in search of answers to his life’s woes he uncovers a secret that could end all life as we know it. The previously-announced Philip Glenister and Gabriel Bateman will accompany Fugit as a drunk preacher and possessed boy, respectively.
Joining that initial trio are five new names destined to battle the forces of darkness for this supernatural series. Reg E. Cathy (House Of Cards), Julia Crockett (Law And Order: Criminal Intent), Allison Barnes (Let It Shine), Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire »
- Gem Seddon
Robert Kirkman's Cinemax drama pilot Outcast is rounding out its core cast. Based on The Walking Dead creator's new comic, Outcast centers on Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. Read more TV's New "It" Monster: Demons Philip Glenister co-stars as Reverend Anderson, a West Virginia preacher who believes he is a soldier in God’s holy war against the forces of evil on Earth.
- Lesley Goldberg
Androids, magic, parallel worlds, ghostly crime, and the apocalypse. Here’s a raft of new forthcoming UK sci-fi and fantasy TV…
The superhero genre may be taking up residence in cinemas for the foreseeable, and Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead are leading Us TV's genre output, but what can fans of UK sci-fi and fantasy look forward to seeing on television over the next year?
There’s Doctor Who of course, which appears to be in rude health and going nowhere, a Christmas Special from Black Mirror, and a hint of new Red Dwarf on its way. (And of course, if there’s anything like justice in the world, the terrific In The Flesh will be recommissioned for a third series.)
If though, you’re thirsting for something new, 2015 is promising to deliver a handful of geek TV gems. We’ve scoured the new UK commission announcements for anything spooky, »
Shows like The Walking Dead still try to make a virtue of the fact they go off the air mid-season – but in an era of on-demand TV, we know we’re being manipulated
The promo for Scandal’s episode this Thursday reads: “There ain’t no finale like a Scandal winter finale.” While that may be the case, you’re probably thinking exactly what I’m thinking: “What the heck is a winter finale, and when the hell did this become a thing?”
The winter finale is actually the last episode before a show goes onits holiday break. Why does this happen? Ratings traditionally sag between Thanksgiving and New Year because people are so busy with holiday parties, decking the halls, and other winter activities. For some of us, life is just busier. For the Scrooges out there, it is exactly the time they need televised entertainment to distract them »
- Brian Moylan
Nothing good on TV? Cut your cable? Thank goodness there's plenty of fantastic TV series on Netflix.
Whether you've always meant to catch up with "The Walking Dead" or "Sons of Anarchy," or want to revisit a classic like "Miami Vice" or "Twin Peaks," they're among the many great shows available to stream right now on Netflix.
(Availability subject to change.)
2. "Bates Motel"
Norman Bates and his mother run a hotel where people end up dying, but that's about all this series has in common with the Hitchcock movie that inspired it.
3. "Being Human"
Aidan Turner (lovestruck dwarf Kili in "The Hobbit" films) stars as a hot vampire in the British original series where he, »
- Sharon Knolle
“Consumed” is a welcome return to two of the show’s most compelling characters; and an episode that gives two of our least talkative survivors a chance to express themselves and some much-needed breathing room to examine how much they’ve both changed in five seasons. This week we discuss the fate of Carol, speculate on how the mid-season will end, and provide feedback on everything from visual motifs to the score to the action set piece and so much more.
Roky Erickson – “I Walk With A Zombie”
Support our site / podcast:
Give us a rating on Itunes! It would be greatly appreciated and it helps us reach a wider audience.
Listen to the mp3 version on iTunes via The Televerse or on our Sos TV feed.
Like us on Facebook
Follow Rick on Twitter
Follow Kate on Twitter
The post The Walking Dead »
Lauren Cohan is one of the few women who can look just as sexy covered in dirt as she does in some revealing swimwear!Cohan -- who plays Maggie on "The Walking Dead" -- shows some serious skin (and a clean face!) in the latest issue of Women's Health. Sporting a collection of sexy monokinis, the actress reveals how she stays so fit."I try to follow the 10,000 steps which is not difficult if I’m busy working, and Pilates, and ballet, and dancing," she tells the mag. "Anything that I have fun doing. For me staying healthy is so often just about me being happy and a workout that makes me happy. Staying invigorated trying new things. If it’s outdoors or it’s dancing, I’m set." She also says working on the series makes her appreciate the quieter moments in life."I feel like the show has given me fear! »
- tooFab Staff
This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 New Directors/New Films series in New York City. For a while it looked like zombies would be the reigning pop culture creature of the night, what with the popularity of "The Walking Dead" on TV and "World War Z" on the big screen. Vampires, after all, had seen their moment in the moon but then the "Twilight" saga ended, "True Blood" was canceled, and society, seemingly as a whole, decided the crawling undead were way sexier than batty bloodsuckers. But this year the vampire is having a comeback—not only is there Jim Jarmusch's groovy vampire romance "Only Lovers Left Alive," but the wacky New Zealand mockumentary "What We Do In The Shadows" screened at SXSW (our review), and, now, the self described "first Iranian vampire western," "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night," which played Sundance and just »
- Drew Taylor
No blood, no guts! The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan cleaned up for the December 2014 cover of Women's Health magazine. Obviously, outrunning treacherous zombies on the hit AMC series requires a little bit of exercise, but who knew she was this fit? Photos: Hottest bikini bodies of 2014 The actress, 32, puts her chiseled abs on display in a number of cutout swimsuits and sports a bright red cropped sweater and skimpy swimsuit bottoms on the cover. So what magical pill is the star taking to stay in [...] »
With the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack “Awesome Mix Volume One” being the second biggest selling soundtrack in the Us this year (behind Frozen, also released by Disney), James Gunn has taken to Facebook to list off the prequel album - “Awesome Mix Volume Zero”.
Check out the track list below:
2. Party Hard – Andrew W.K.
3. The Way It Was – Aceyalone (feat Bionik)
5. Let’s Dance to Joy Division – The Wombats
6. Start Wearing Purple – Gogol Bordello
8. Teenagers – My Chemical Romance
9. Black Fist – Juskwam and Lyrikill
10. Timebomb – The Old 97’s
“As many of you know, music is an extremely important part of Guardians of the Galaxy,” Gunn writes. “I chose the songs on Awesome Mix ahead of time, and even included them in the script. Where possible, the songs were played live on »
- Luke Owen
Prepare yourselves to be moved into utter silence. The One Campaign, co-founded by U2's Bono, has released a chilling PSA about the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa starring celebrities such as Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Staring into the camera, the stars appear completely silent while the viewer waits for something to happen—nothing does. Everyone's silence results in powerful demonstration that reflects how devastating the epidemic's effects really are. The PSA also includes Will Ferrell, Connie Britton, Ellie Goulding, Akon, Thandie Newton and Danai Gurira of The Walking Dead. Two Liberian health care workers also appear in the video, along with African musicians Fally Ipupa and »
It was a movie that turned Chris Pratt into a household name and mega star, but there was a chance that he wasn’t going to play Star Lord in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Although the Parks and Recreation star did eventually take the role, Gunn has revealed who his second choice to play the part was.
“Glenn [Howerton] came along a little bit later, but there was a good chance that, if I didn’t cast Chris, that I would’ve cast Glenn Howerton in the role,” Gunn told GQ journalist Drew Magary.
If you’re unaware of that name, Glenn Howerton is one of the stars of TV’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
What do you make of this second choice? Would he have made a better or worse Star Lord than Pratt?
- Luke Owen
NBC took the sweeps staple of crossover storylines to a new level last week, as a running plot involving characters from the net’s three Dick Wolf dramas produced a ratings surge for each show. The stunt, along with “Sunday Night Football,” “The Blacklist” and three nights of “The Voice” carried the Peacock to a ratings victory in key demos.
In a down week for CBS, NBC also scored a rare victory in total viewers — its first for a full week in the November sweep since 2002, and its first in any sweep month (excluding Olympics weeks) since the week of the “Friends” finale in May 2004.
“Sunday Night Football,” featuring a great quarterback matchup between Tom Brady’s New England Patriots and Andrew Luck’s Indianapolis Colts produced strong ratings (7.1/19 in 18-49, 20.82 million viewers overall), standing as the week’s No. 2 primetime show in 18-49 and No. 1 in total viewers, according to Nielsen. »
- Rick Kissell
As we're talking about things that took place in this week's of The Walking Dead, this piece inevitably contains spoilers. Scroll below Daphne The Spoiler Squirrel at your peril...
We’d wager that most fans of The Walking Dead would have noticed the iconic locations revisited this week.
Seeing Carol strut back through Atlanta, even visiting the tank that Rick used as a hiding place in season one, was an interesting throw-back to the show’s humble beginnings. Comic book creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman has been discussing the decision.
"There are a lot of reasons why we decided to go back into Atlanta. I can't get into a lot of them, but they'll become clear as the season progresses," Kirkman told The Hollywood Reporter.
"It was a good time to pop »
As it turns out, Talking Dead has not cornered the market on The Walking Dead recaps. Funny or Die has released The Walking Fred, which tells the story of AMC's hit zombie series from a zombie's point-of-view. The host of The Walking Fred is a walker (That's Walking Dead-ese for "zombie") named Fred, and his recaps have a tendency to skip over the "boring human stuff" and instead highlight all of the show's action sequences. Fred gets particularly giddy whenever he appears on screen, whether he's getting his brains blown out, dashing himself against the hood of a car, or just hanging out with his fellow walkers in the middle of the street. The Walking Fred is directed by Vincent Masciale, who has experience lampooning pop culture touchstones on Funny or Die. For instance, he recently directed a Halloween-themed Game of Thrones parody. According to Variety, actual cast members from »
- Sam Gutelle
TBS renews “American Dad” The animated comedy will return for a 12th season, its 2nd on cable. HBO is developing “Cortes” drama with Martin Scorsese and Benicio Del Toro Del Toro could end up starring as Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, who brought down the Aztec empire. “Almost Human” alum Michael Ealy is “The Following’s” new big bad In Season 3, Ealy will play “a brilliant, chameleon-like killer who will push Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to the brink.” Click Read Full Post For More Funny or Die launches “The Walking Fred,” a recap webseries for “The Walking Dead” “The Walking Dead” is hosted by a zombie played by Luke Barnett. How the American version of “Luther” can avoid becoming “Gracepoint” The remake of the Idris Elba detective series has the potential of becoming as good as the American verison of “The Office.” Plus: Stop remaking British TV shows! Oxygen emphasizing multicultural »
- Norman Weiss
Though AMC has had some popular scripted series that have run for years, many others have been cancelled after just one season. How are the current crop of shows doing? Which will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.
There's lots of data that AMC execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient. Here's an updated listing of all of their recent/current primetime scripted shows.
Note: If you're not seeing the updated charts, please try reloading the page. You »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners