The Walking Dead mid-season finale delivered 14.8 million viewers and 9.6 million adults 18-49, up 23% and 24%, respectively, over last season’s corresponding episode. TWD has beaten Sunday Night Football five times this season.
AMC apologized for spoiling The Walking Dead’s midseason finale on Facebook.
Danai Gurira talks to The Daily Beast about playwriting and activism.
Matthew Weiner is nominated for outstanding producer by the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors.
AMC launched the Roger Sterling Quotes Quiz.
Jon Hamm closed out the Gotham Independent Film Awards in style. (via Polly Draper)
January Jones joins The Last Man on Earth, a post-apocalyptic television comedy. (via Polly Draper)
Preservation, a movie starring Aaron Staton, will have a limited theatrical release and hit video-on-demand outlets on Jan. 9th.
Janie Bryant created a wedding shoe, one of seven styles she created for her collaboration with Shoes of Prey. (via Polly Draper)
Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam Carey have been cast in the pilot for The Walking Dead companion series.
Hell On Wheels showrunner John Wirth talks to CarterMatt about Cullen’s search for his family.
Vulture digs the new Better Call Saul clip: “Okay, this is more like it.”
AMC has ordered the pilot for a TV series based on the 1990s comic-book franchise Preacher. Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin wrote the script; Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will direct and help produce the project.
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