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SyFy’s “Z Nation” Gets the Green Light for Season 4

With the Season 3 finale set to air on December 16th, SyFy made the announcement that fans of Z Nation can expect another 13 episodes to come their way in 2017.

For a show that was once considered just a “cash-in” on the popularity of AMC’s hit The Walking DeadZ Nation has turned into a solid performer for the NBC Universal-owned company and according to The Hollywood Reporter, is among the 10 most watched scripted series on cable television.

Fans of the show tend to like the shows’ honesty; Z Nation doesn’t take itself too seriously and the folks who have become disenfranchised with that other, more “serious” zombie television show, can tune to SyFy to watch a zombie horde get mauled by a giant wheel of cheese. read more

The Walking Dead is Suffering the Steepest Ratings Fall Ever

Entertainment Weekly reports that AMC’s The Walking Dead is suffering from some ratings problems. They write:

“AMC’s mega-hit fell sharply after its seventh season premiere last month, and has declined steadily each week since to mark the steepest ratings fall in the show’s history. In fact, Sunday’s fifth episode of the season delivered the show’s lowest viewership since season 3.”

It should be noted that “the higher you rise, the farther you fall.” While fans have been gobbling up anything related to the franchise over the past few years, recent episodes have aired content that has divided the fan community. Season 7’s controversial premiere had the second highest number of viewers per episode in the show’s history; so a fall towards more typical numbers would naturally look more significant. Also, some viewers were bound to stop tuning in after its season finale cliffhanger gimmick had been resolved. read more

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

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 1, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 1, 2016

This week’s releases includes The Walking Dead: Season 6 Limited Edition, Daylight’s End (starring horror veteran Lance Henriksen), along with the IFC Midnight release Carnage Park. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

The Walking Dead: Season 6 Limited Edition [Blu-ray]

Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Synopsis: Season Six starts with Alexandria’s safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors hardness while many of Rick’s people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they’ve needed to embrace. These reversals won’t happen easily, or without conflict. 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

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier Slated for November Debut

At a PAX West panel, Telltale Games announced that the title of their third Walking Dead game will be “The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier.” Set for release in November, the game will be available on consoles, PC/MAC, and mobile platforms.

Gamers will be happy to see the return of Clementine, the protagonist of the second season of the Telltale’s Walking Dead game series. This time though, Clementine is no longer a child, she is now a teenager. In the preview trailer (below) she is shown carrying a gun and walking with fellow survivor and new character, Javier. read more

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: August 23, 2016

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: August 23, 2016

This week’s releases includes Ash Vs Evil Sn1 and The Walking Dead Season 6 for horror TV. As for movies, the Eli Roth-produced Clown and Duccio Tessari’s The Bloodstained Butterfly are out today. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.

The Walking Dead Season 6

Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Melissa McBride

Synopsis: Season Six starts with Alexandria s safety shattered by multiple threats. To make it, the people of Alexandria will need to catch up with our survivors hardness while many of Rick’s people will need to take a step back from the violence and pragmatism they’ve needed to embrace. These reversals won t happen easily, or without conflict. But now Rick’s group is fighting for something more than survival…They’re fighting for their home, and they will defend that at any cost, against any threat, even if that threat comes from within. read more

‘Walking Dead’ Season 7 Photo Sneak Peak

Entertainment Weekly has started releasing photos and info on season seven of The Walking Dead. There’s a new photo of Negan with his bat.

Producer Greg Nicotero spoke about the premiere, saying, “Yes, who was at the receiving end of Negan’s bat will be revealed in the first episode.”

He also mentions that we will be seeing lots of Negan rants, saying “Negan is that kind of guy,” says Nicotero. “He’s the kind of guy who imagines himself on stage at a high school production and he loves every second of it. So, I don’t really see a lot of quiet contemplative moments with Negan. I feel like with Negan it’s really going to be about him gesticulating and him sort of relishing in the sound of his own voice while he commands the stage in front of whoever’s alive.” read more

“The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season” On Blu-ray™ + Digital HD and DVD August 23

The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season is coming to Blu-ray and DVD August 23.  You can view the complete press release below.

Anchor Bay Entertainment Delivers the Latest Chapter of AMC’s Popular Series“The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season”

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

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – (June 21, 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. “As ever, there’s no shaking Dead’s grip” raves Us Weekly. 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 series by delivering “The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season” on Blu-ray™ + Digital HD and DVD on August 23.  New cast members and guest stars for Season Six include Merritt Wever as Dr. Denise Cloyd, Ethan Embry as Carter, Corey Hawkins as Heath, Thomas Payne as Jesus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan. read more