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Officially confirming what Greg Nicotero mentioned during our Comic-Con interview session and showing that they like what they've seen from the first episodes, AMC announced that Fear The Walking Dead will be getting an expanded episode order for its second season:
"Beverly Hills, CA – July 31, 2015 – AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour a 15-episode order for the second season of “Fear the Walking Dead,” which will air in 2016. One of summer’s most anticipated new series, “Fear the Walking Dead” was greenlit back in March for two seasons. As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23rd at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt with an extended 90-minute episode. The premiere will also air on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously and will then re-air in local time zones during primetime.* A special episode of “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick »
- Jonathan James
Press Release: "New York / London – July 31, 2015 – AMC, Channel 4 and Kudos today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series “Humans” has been renewed for a second season. The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.
Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans” from Matador Films, the series stands as a top five cable drama launch among adults 25-54 in the U.S. this season and has averaged 2.0 million viewers and 1.0 million adults 25-54 through its first four episodes in live+3 ratings. The first episode was Channel 4’s highest rated originated drama in 20 years; season one has attracted an 18.0% share of the UK »
- Derek Anderson
AMC has announced that the sixth season of their hugely-popular series The Walking Dead will kick off on Sunday, October 11th, with a special 90-minute episode.
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AMC Announces "The Walking Dead" Season Six Will Debut Sunday, October 11th At 9:00Pm Et/Pt With Extended 90-minute Premiere Episode
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AMC announced today from Comic-Con International that The Walking Dead Season 6 will premiere Sunday, October 11th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt with an extended 90-minute episode. As in previous seasons, the show's sixth season of 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off October 11th and the final eight returning February 2016. Following The Walking Dead will be the season premiere of AMC's Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt. A new season of Comic Book Men will debut the following week with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 18 at midnight and 12:30 a.m. Et/Pt. Internationally, The Walking Dead will return to audiences in 125+ Fox International Channels (Fic) markets within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere, as part of Fic's continued commitment to broadcast the series near day-and-date globally.
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will kick off its sixth season with a 90-minute episode on Oct. 11, the network announced Friday from Comic-Con in San Diego.
The start date is in line with previous seasons, as this will mark the fourth straight year that “Dead” has bowed on the second Sunday of October.
AMC also announced a “Talking Dead Season 6 Preview Special” for Aug. 23 at 8 p.m., perhaps as a lead-in to “Walking Dead” spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead.” No premiere date has been announced for “Fear,” but it was expected to air in the weeks leading into the return of “Walking Dead.”
The Chris Hardwick-hosted “Talking Dead” will continue to air after “The Walking Dead” this fall, with its premiere set for 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 11. A new season of “Comic Book Men” will debut the following week with back-to-back episodes starting at midnight.
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- Rick Kissell
We're at the Hall H panel for The Walking Dead at Comic-Con, where the first trailer for Season 6 made its debut in front of ten thousand eager fans. Picking up right where Season 5 left off, the Season 6 trailer promises the action and zombie effects we've come to expect from the series, while teasing extreme tension between Rick and the residents of Alexandria.
At the panel, it was announced that The Walking Dead Season 6 will premiere on Sunday, October 11th at 9pm and will be a 90-minute episode. We have no international release dates at this time, but it will be very close to the Us premiere date and we'll share specifics as soon as we have them.
- Jonathan James
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room
The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »
A never-before-seen member of the Rizzoli & Isles family will finally make his debut this summer.
Arthur is the only one of Maura’s parents not yet seen on the show; John Doman and Sharon Lawrence have previously appeared as Maura’s biological parents, and Jacqueline Bisset has guest-starred as her adoptive mother, Constance.
This year, AMC has many Emmy-eligible programs up for contention, including former winner "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul," ratings juggernaut "The Walking Dead," unscripted contenders "Talking Dead" and "Comic Book Men" and more. -Break- DVDs of each series have been sent out to Emmy voters, but you can take an exclusive look inside AMC's 2015 Fyc Emmy campaign mailer below. In our photo gallery, we provide info about what's included on each disc. »
Press Release (via TV By the Numbers) -- New York, NY – May 14, 2015 – "AMC today announced its new eight-part drama series “Humans” will premiere Sunday, June 28th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. Set in suburban London, “Humans” takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth – a highly developed, artificially intelligent servant eerily similar to its living counterpart. Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (“Spooks,” Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama “Real Humans,” the series explores the emotional impact that comes as the lines between humans and machines become increasingly blurred. This bold new series is produced in conjunction with the »
- Derek Anderson
Press Release -- "New York – May 11, 2015 – AMC announced today the start of production on its highly anticipated new series, “Fear the Walking Dead,” in Vancouver. Additional filming will also take place in Los Angeles at a later date.
A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. Co-Executive Producer Adam Davidson, who directed the pilot, is also directing the second and third episodes. The series’ first season, consisting of six one-hour episodes, will premiere on AMC in late summer.
Also today, AMC.com released an exclusive new behind-the-scenes video from »
- Derek Anderson
Sacred Bones Records has unveiled the music video for John Carpenter's "Night", a track from his Lost Themes record that's now available. Also featured in our latest round-up is Detroit Zombie Apocalypse III, this weekend's zombie-themed fundraiser for The Walking Hope cancer charity, as well as details on Diamond Select Toys' interactive appearances at Chicago's C2E2 later this month.
John Carpenter Music Video: It followed Laurie Strode as she was hunted by Michael Myers, rode with Christine as the flaming 1958 Plymouth Fury mercilessly pursued Buddy Repperton down a dark stretch of asphalt, and accompanied Jack Burton and his pals on their rescue mission in Lo Pan's lair. John Carpenter’s music could be listed as a cast member in his films, as they are like another character, superbly complimenting the dialogue and actions of the main players.
The nine tracks on Carpenter's upcoming Lost Themes record, however, don't come from iconic films, »
- Derek Anderson
Fox’s “Empire” continued its amazing growth streak last week but it wasn’t enough to help the net keep CBS from stepping up to the podium as the week’s winner in key demos.
The Eye edged out NBC and ABC in adults 18-49, with Fox just a a bit behind them. All four broadcasters earned the same 5 share in adults 18-49 as the ratings race continues to be competitive in the second half of the season.
CBS opened up a little bit of a cushion in adults 25-54 (2.3 rating to a 2.0 for runner-up NBC) while winning with ease as usual in total viewers. The Eye had 14 of the week’s 20 most-watched programs, including at least two apiece on every night but Saturday.
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” was again the week’s No. 1 program in adults 18-49 (7.0 rating/19 share) and towered over everything else in cable among total viewers (13.78 million, »
- Rick Kissell
The big world of AMC's The Walking Dead is brimming with the living dead and dotted with the campfires of spread out survivors. In addition to the adventures of Rick Grimes and company, there are a lot of stories to tell, and AMC will bring a new group's journey to the small screen, as The Walking Dead companion series has officially been ordered to series, with two seasons confirmed and the first photo revealed.
Press Release - "New York, NY – March 9, 2015 – AMC today announced that it has placed an initial two-season order for a companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for going on three seasons.
The new series (title to be announced) will be set in Los Angeles and focused on new characters and storylines. The show’s first season will consist of six one-hour episodes and premiere on AMC in late summer. »
- Derek Anderson
Walker Stalker Con is coming to Dallas March 14-15!
Steven Yeun (Glenn) and David Morrissey (The Governor) are among the actors from the hit show The Walking Dead scheduled to appear at Walker Stalker Con, to be held at the Dallas Convention Center on March 14 and 15.
Walker Stalker Con is a Walking Dead-centric convention founded by the team behind the Walker Stalker Podcast, and will tour seven cities throughout 2015. Events, panels, and zombie-themed experiences are held at each convention, and a number of celebrity guests attend and sign autographs.
In addition to Yeun and Morrissey, among the Walking Dead guests scheduled to appear at Dallas are Emily Kinney (Beth), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Chandler Riggs (Carl), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Alanna Masterson (Tara), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Tyler James Williams (Noah), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Emma Bell (Amy), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob), and over a dozen additional cast members. »
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This weekend, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan get hot and heavy in the big screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," Colin Firth recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid in "Kingsman: The Secret Service," and "Saturday Night Live" celebrates its 40th anniversary with A-list alumni and special guests Saturday night at 11:30p Et on NBC.
Also in theaters this weekend: Based on the musical, "The Last Five Years" follows a struggling actress (Anna Kendrick) and her novelist lover (Jeremy Jordan) detailing the deconstruction of their relationship. "What We Do in the Shadows" is a mockumentary starring Jemaine Clement that follows modern-day vampires struggling with mundane life. "The Rewrite" stars Hugh Grant as a struggling screenwriter who leaves Hollywood to teach a class at an East Coast college where he falls for a single mom and student (Marisa Tomei).
Also on TV this weekend: "The Slap" is an 8-hour »
- Jonny Black
Paul Newman’s salad dressing enterprise is common knowledge, but did you know about these 25 businesses run by Hollywood stars?
What do big-time movie stars get up to in their spare time? While their fictional counterparts might enjoy chopping wood or getting hosed down by friendly females (more on that here), actors themselves have a tendency towards wacky entrepreneurial ideas and hefty industrial investments.
Looking at our findings from some rigorous research (read: Googling), it seems that you can divide famous actors into a handful of groups – those who are trying to do something good for the world, those who are trying to break into internet megabucks and those who like opening restaurants.
Without further chit-chat, here’s a breakdown of which stars are behind which brands which you may or may not know and love…
Here’s a brilliant one to start off with »
17 items from 2015
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