The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere delivered the highest ratings in series history. even beating the NFL among the key demo.
The Walking Dead‘s executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple tease Season 5. Gimple and Robert Kirkman dissected the premiere with THR. Gimple also talks about the premiere’s mystery villain, and is named one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s 50 power showrunners.
Forbes is excited for Morgan’s return.
AMC catalogs the major fatalities of The Walking Dead.
TWD creator Robert Kirkman revealed that character Daryl Dixon could be gay, saying viewers shouldn’t count out the possibility.
American Horror Story alum Alexandra Breckenridge has joined TWD.
TWD‘s cast and crew did a panel at New York Comic Con and opened this year’s PaleyFest New York.
Polly Draper reminds us that Mad Men Season 7.1 comes out on home video on Oct. 21st.
Jon Hamm explains what makes Cardinal Nation so great.
Christina Hendricks has rounded out the cast of Comedy Central’s Another Period.
January Jones is already in the Halloween spirit, so to speak.
Bryan Batt, New Orleans native and Tulane graduate, performed the national anthem at the opening of Tulane’s new football stadium Sept. 6th. (via Hollis)
AMC is abandoning nearly all its unscripted shows to focus on rebuilding its thinning scripted portfolio.
Speaking of which, William Hurt (A History of Violence, Damages), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Honourable Woman), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Devil’s Whore, Mr Selfridge), Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It, Just William), Neil Maskell (Utopia, The Mimic) and Gemma Chan (Dates, Fresh Meat) are to star in Humans – the ambitious new co-production from Channel 4, AMC and Kudos.
Dean Norris talks about his new project, and whether Hank Schrader might pop up on Better Call Saul.
Better Call Saul will make fans want to revisit Breaking Bad, according to Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television.
Anson Mount has been cast in Mr. Right, a hitman action romance that also stars Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.
Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s Oscars on Feb. 22nd.
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