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'The Walking Dead' Finale Scores 6 Million Viewers, 'The Middle' Gets Two Extra Episodes and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 6th 2010 6:40PM
'The Walking Dead'The fact is simple: Americans love zombies and quality character dramas. Proof? 'The Walking Dead' season finale pulled in 6 million viewers on Sunday night.

According to AMC, the first season finale brought in a staggering 4 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic. Repeated airings of the finale brought the combined total to 8.1 million viewers.

Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until at least next summer -- or even October -- for season 2.

In other TV news ...

ABC's 'The Middle' will get two extra episodes this season. The network announced today that it is bumping the sophomore show's episode order up to 24. [TV Guide]

Joel McHale isn't letting his day job on 'Community' get in the way of his hosting duties for 'The Soup.' The comedian/host/actor has signed on to the E! show for two more years. [Deadline]

More details have emerged on Katie Couric's 'Glee' appearance. The news anchor will dance to the song 'Tea for Two' with Mr. Schuester, Jane Lynch confirmed. [Access Hollywood]

Oprah is going old school for her latest book club picks. The talk show queen chose Charles Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities' and 'Great Expectations' for what could be the last selections in the club's history. [NY Times]

Starz has ordered 10 episodes of a new period drama called 'Magic City.' The show will be set in 1960s Miami and follow mobsters, politicians and entertainers at a fancy hotel. [Deadline]

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Good numbers for The Walking Dead and two more years of Joel on The Soup?


December 06 2010 at 6:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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