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TWD’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan Nominated for Critics’ Choice Award

The Walking Dead super-villain Negan may soon be lugging some new hardware that will make even Lucille jealous.  Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who portrays the charismatic skull-crusher on the hit AMC series, was nominated for “Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series” for the upcoming Critics’ Choice Awards.  After the nomination was announced, Morgan’s network employers tweeted out their support, complete with a baseball bat emoji.
Since first appearing in the final episode of season 6, Morgan’s character Negan has literally taken the undead world by storm.   Bashing brains and taking names (and Daryls), Morgan has portrayed the role with a brilliant sense of charm and cruelty, effectively blurring the lines between the television and comic versions of the Saviors’ leader.  The Broadcast Film Critics Association & the Broadcast Television Journalists Association obviously agree, as on November 14th they placed Morgan in the same company as Hollywood heavyweights Ellen Burstyn (House of Cards), Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife), and Jared Harris (The Crown).
The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air on A&E live on December 11 at 8PM ET (5 PM PT.)  Good luck to Mr. Morgan! read more

Preacher Artist Steve Dillon Dead at 54

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Preacher co-creator and artist Steve Dillon is dead at 54 years old.

Dillon’s untimely passing came as a shock to many in the comic community and is even more tragic due to the recent success of AMC’s Preacher series.  Entertainment Weekly quoted DC Entertainment Group Editor Marie Javins saying that “His name, along with writer Garth Ennis, is practically synonymous with Preacher,”  said in a statement obtained by EW. “But I know him as a lovable wisecracker who enjoyed New York, and could always be depended on to deliver a sly remark. Steve had a great sense of humor; it’s fitting his last work for DC was a cover of a tin foil Dogwelder. To the rest of the world, he’s a giant among creators and artists. He will be missed by us all here at DC and Vertigo.”  read more

AMC Has Renewed The Walking Dead For Season 8

Announced in a tweet that should surprise literally no one, AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for an eighth season:

The news comes a week before Season 7 is set to premiere. Despite the slight ratings dip, the fact that its viewership is much stronger than every other scripted television show makes it a no-brainer (no pun intended!) for AMC to continue to renew the series. read more

Fear the Walking Dead Season Two Finale Review

October 23rd, 2016 will see the long-awaited return of The Walking Dead to Sunday night television.  The anticipation of the “Who Shot J.R.” angle involving Neegan, a baseball bat, and a fateful swing will soon be revealed for the rabid fan base.  The grimy group of zombie killers that fans have grown to love will soon be back in action.  And I am here to tell you that even though I am looking forward to the new season, I am looking forward to the continuation of Fear the Walking Dead even more so.  The two-part season finale of Fear the Walking Dead (episode 14 “Wrath” and episode 15 “North”) effectively sets up the future of the series and in many ways, is the superior television program of the two franchises at the moment. read more

AMC’s Upcoming Horror Series The Terror Finds a Captain

AMC Network announced today via an official press release that Jared Harris has been cast in the lead role of their upcoming horror series The Terror.

Harris (who is best known for his work on Mad Men and the Crown) will step into the role of Francis Crozier, Captain of the HMS Terror and second in command of the  mysterious expedition.  Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, praised the choice saying that “The story of man’s battle with nature and an unknown predator makes The Terror a gripping and imaginative series, and calls for a special kind of actor.”  read more

Preacher Season One Second Highest Rated New Drama of Year

AMC announced today via a press release that Preacher Season One was the second highest Neilsen-rated drama of 2016.  Preacher finished second only to FX’s American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson in the coveted 25-52 year old demographic.   The Garth Ennis-Steve Dillion adaptation averaged 3.0 million viewers per episode and will return for an extended second season next year.

This is an impressive number considering the source material was of a highly controversial nature and that the first season debuted at the start of the summer season, a traditionally slow period for television viewing. read more

‘Walking Dead’ Season 7 Key Art Released

A new key image for The Walking Dead Season 7 has hit the web. It highlights the final moments of Season 6, in which one of the main cast is killed by Negan. Fans were left to wait for the Season 7 premiere to find out who was lost.

The Walking Dead returns this October. You can view the new key art below.

Syfy’s 12 MONKEYS & AMC’s PREACHER Renewed

12 Monkeys has been renewed by Syfy for a 10-episode third season. The series is based on the 1995 film of the same name. It is centered around Cole  (Aaron Stanford), who is sent back in time from a terrifying future, to try and prevent it from developing. He joins forces with  Dr. Railly (Amanda Schull) in the present day to try and defeat the ancient evil organization known as the Amry of the 12 Monkeys. It also stars Kirk Acevedo, Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa and Todd Stashwick.

Source: Deadline read more

‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC

Fear The Walking Dead has been renewed for a third season by AMC, less than a week after the start of it’s second season.  The 16-episode third season of the series will debut in 2017.

Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios said, “What Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman have invented in Fear The Walking Dead is to be applauded. Watching Los Angeles crumble through the eyes of our characters and seeing each make decisions and try to figure out the rules of their new world – it-s fresh, eerie and compelling and we’re all in for the ride.” read more

‘The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season’ On Blu-ray + Digital HD & DVD 9/23

 

SAVE THE DATE!

“The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season”

 

On Blu-ray™ + Digital HD and DVD August 23, 2016

 BEVERLY HILLS, CA – (April 5, 2016) This past season brought many unforeseen, exciting and pulse-pounding twists and turns. With the end of every season comes the bittersweet knowledge that we must wait with bated breath until the next ride. To keep your “The Walking Dead” appetite satiated, Anchor Bay Entertainment proudly continues the tradition of offering fans an opportunity to relive the ever so satisfying and stirring sixth season. read more