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‘Game Of Thrones’ Tops List Of Most Pirated TV Shows Of 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2013 11:09 AM
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Does piracy help or hurt the industry? Heading into 2014, that's the riddle that still has a variety of answers depending on who you ask. There are some who say that that being able to "sample" music (or movies or films) first leads to folks buying concert tickets, DVDs or merchandise, thus still providing a revenue stream to the creative people and content creators behind those efforts. Others say that theft is theft, and that an album or movie downloaded is still a lost album or ticket sale. And even at HBO, opinion is divided, as their most popular show is also their most illegally downloaded.

AMC Launching 'The Walking Dead' Spin-Off Series In 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2013 12:54 PM
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AMC clearly knows which side their bread is buttered on, and who is spreading. Even with "Breaking Bad" coming to an end in two weeks, they've already greenlit a prequel series, centered around sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. And now, the network's other smash success show is also expanding, with AMC clearly taking a page from their major studio counterparts.

Casting: Jessica Alba Is 'Barely Lethal,' 'The Hunger Games' Finds Annie Cresta & More

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • August 27, 2013 5:38 PM
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Former Sue Storm Jessica Alba has signed on to play the villain in "Barely Lethal," an action-comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin and with producers including Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment. Joining a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Alba will play a former associate in pursuit of Steinfeld's lead.

Watch: 4 1/2 Minute Trailer For 'The Walking Dead' Season 4, David Goyer Directing An Episode

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2013 5:34 PM
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If you had said a few years ago that one of the biggest ratings behemoths on cable would be a series about zombies based on a comic book, people would have said you were crazy. But defying the odds, creative shakeups and some dips in quality, "The Walking Dead" has lurched into being one of the biggest things on TV. It's certainly a jewel in the AMC crown and the fourth season is looming, and as a treat to those in San Diego -- or for those of us sitting comfortably at home -- the network has dropped a sprawling four-minute trailer for the new season.

Danny Boyle Says 40/60 Chance '28 Months Later' Happens, Worries Zombies Are Overexposed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2013 9:43 AM
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While there have been constant questions and perhaps some hope, the prospect of a third entry in the zombie franchise started with "28 Days Later..." has been increasingly dim. Last fall, writer Alex Garland stated "if there were plans for another movie, I would absolutely know about it." Meanwhile, director Danny Boyle has consistently remained cagey about coming back for the tentatively titled "28 Months Later..." (the second movie, "28 Weeks Later..." was helmed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) and he continues to remain cautious not just about the movie, but about the genre as a whole.

AMC Slammed By 'The Shield' & 'Sons Of Anarchy' Creators After 'Walking Dead' Showrunner Glen Mazzara Leaves Series

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 27, 2012 3:45 PM
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“The Walking Dead” can’t catch a break. After losing Frank Darabont as showrunner after the first season, the show carried on with a lower budget (and a new writing staff) under the tutelage of Glen Mazzara, growing in viewership (it's now the biggest drama on TV, networks included) and, by most accounts, in quality too. Despite maintaining the same level of viewership, in fact the mid-season finale had a record high of viewers tuning in, and a fourth season renewal, the zombie show is once again without a showrunner, with Deadline reporting that Mazzara has left the show after creative differences with network AMC.

Watch: Preview The Second Half Of 'The Walking Dead' Season 3 & Episode 9

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 11:25 AM
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TV fans had a big Sunday night, as not only did "Boardwalk Empire" come to an explosive finale, but AMC's "The Walking Dead" also wrapped up the first half of its sixteen episode season three. With the rest of the season not slated to air until early 2013, those eager to see where the zombie drama will go next will have to patiently wait, but the network isn't leaving them completely high and dry.

We Gotta Push Just A Little Bit More: New Trailer For 'The Walking Dead' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 14, 2012 10:20 AM
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Cable TV enthusiasts...the drought is over. While this summer brought "Louie," "The Newsroom" and "Breaking Bad" to the small screen to tide folks over, with the fall rolling in, those DVRs are going to be exercised harder as a batch of programs return. With "Boardwalk Empire," "Dexter," "Treme" and more to start soon, it won't stop there as next month, AMC's "The Walking Dead" will be hoping to deliver its best season yet.

Shhh...Zombies! New Images From 'The Walking Dead' Season 3

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 5, 2012 6:28 PM
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It’s September, and that means that we’re fast approaching the new seasons of a huge number of your favorite television shows. At the top of many peoples' lists is “The Walking Dead,” which has managed to survive the departure of showrunner Frank Darabont at the start of its last season to remain arguably AMC’s biggest success story, with 9 million viewers tuning in to see the season finale last year.

New Pics From 'The Walking Dead' Season 3

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 3, 2012 9:45 AM
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When it premiered in October 2010, the AMC show “The Walking Dead” was full of so much promise. Gifted filmmaker Frank Darabont was the showrunner for the first season, and turned in one of the best pilots of recent memory, but after clashing with the cable network over the show’s reduced budget, Darabont stepped down as showrunner and the series marched on, never quite matching the quality of its debut.

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