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'The Walking Dead' Loses Another Executive Producer, Will Show Chase Zombie Gore?

Yet again there is a creative parting of the ways on hugely popular AMC series "The Walking Dead," which the cabler is renewing for a fourth season. "The Walking Dead" series based on Robert Kirkman's zombie graphic novels was first created by writer-director Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redeption"), who left after Season One. After that AMC and remaining executive producer Gale Anne Hurd relied on exec producer and showrunner Glen Mazzara, who shepherded Season Two and Three.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 21, 2012 1:20 PM
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Darabont Gets Greenlight for Six-Part TNT L.A. Noir Series with 'Walking Dead' Star Bernthal

Frank Darabont's new period crime drama, previously titled "L.A. Noir," has been picked up by TNT. This is no surprise, as Darabont created AMC's successful "The Walking Dead," from which he was booted (greed and ego were involved).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • October 17, 2012 3:34 PM
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'Walking Dead' Scores Amazing Record-Breaking Premiere

Season Three premiere of AMC's zombie actioner "The Walking Dead" scored 10.9 million viewers in the first showing and 15 million for the night, breaking a cable record and proving that when it comes to grabbing the public, genre always wins.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 15, 2012 5:06 PM
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Watch: 'The Walking Dead' Cast Talk Seasons Two and Three in Featurette [Video], Kevin Smith Recommends 'Talking Dead'

Cast members old and new from AMC's "The Walking Dead" rehash Season Two and reveal some upcoming tidbits from the third season in the featurette below, which also gives a sneak peak of Season Three, which premieres October 14th.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • September 20, 2012 12:36 PM
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AMC Offers Dish Subscribers 'Breaking Bad' Premiere Live Stream in Wake of Contract Expiration

Dish recently dropped AMC, and the cable network wants satellite subscribers to know what they're missing: On July 15, the highly anticipated "Breaking Bad" 5th season premiere will stream for Dish customers on AMC's website.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 12, 2012 2:41 PM
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Elisabeth Moss Chats 'Mad Men' Season 6 with GQ: Peggy Stays in the Picture

"Mad Men" fans worried that Peggy Olson's exit from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce signaled her bow from the show can now rest relatively easy. (Though really, would "Mad Men" let go of its MVP? Probably not.)
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 25, 2012 2:59 PM
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'Mad Men' Season 5 Finale Review and Recap: 'The Phantom' of an Old Self Comes to Life

In a weak finale of a strong season of "Mad Men," ghosts haunt the characters and portend something terrifying: There is no escaping the past.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 11, 2012 6:16 AM
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Why Do We Care Who Killed Rosie Larsen?

In two episodes – as AMC’s trailers insist – we’ll know who killed Rosie Larsen. Given that the show isn’t about Rosie – it’s about Sarah Linden and, to a lesser extent, Stephen Holder and Darren Richmond – why is it so important that Rosie’s killer is revealed?
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • June 6, 2012 6:08 AM
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Seven Hours of Television Brings Great Writing, from 'Game of Thrones' to 'Nurse Jackie'

With the possible exception of baseball playoffs, I’ve never spent an entire day watching television. But family emergencies caused me to lose a week’s viewing, the weather in Brooklyn was miserable, and I found myself in front of the set, desperately trying to catch up with two Sundays worth of drama.
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • June 5, 2012 3:17 PM
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'Mad Men' Episode 12 Review and Recap: When 'Commissions and Fees' Demand the Most Terrible Price

"Please don't stick around to see me when I'm feelin' low. Don't pass the cards to me to deal the crashing blow. I'll leave and close the door so you won't see me go." - The Lovin' Spoonful
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 4, 2012 6:23 AM
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