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Sneak Peek at the Next Episode of 'The Walking Dead' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 28th 2011 8:00AM
For those 'Walking Dead' (Sundays, 9PM ET on AMC) fans who can't bear to wait until February for their next dose of new action, here's a tantalising glimpse of what we can expect when the drama resumes in February.

For most of this season so far the survivors of the zombie apocalypse have been able to rest up and hide out at Hershel's farm. We've already discovered that all is not as it seems in the kindly veterinarian's home, and in this sneak peek at the second half of Season 2 we see both Hershel and Shane act.

For those who haven't yet watched last night's episode, here's a !!SPOILER ALERT!! You might want to come back and watch this later.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2, Episode 7 Recap

by Mike Ryan, posted Nov 27th 2011 10:05PM
The Walking Dead Midseason Finale Recap['The Walking Dead' - 'Pretty Much Dead Already']

Hey, zombies are human, too! Well, I guess not, as Shane so eloquently demonstrates with a couple of well placed rounds through the heart. Honestly, why does the voice of reason on this show have to be such an asshole? Yes, Shane has become the voice of reason. And not just because he was 100 percent right about the walkers in the barn being dangerous – I mean, look at the risk Rick and Hershel took while trying to "guide" those two walkers into the barn. But, without Shane, we'd still be watching a show about a group looking for a lost girl in the woods. It took seven episodes to find her. They did find her. At least that's over.

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Could J.R. Martinez Save 'All My Children?' Creator Agnes Nixon Speaks Out

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 24th 2011 7:35AM
There's been an outcry since the news broke yesterday that Prospect Park has suspended its plan to move cancelled soaps 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' online. Many of the actors involved have taken to Twitter and Facebook to vent, and the unions involved have issued statements saying don't blame us for the failure.

Now the soaps' creator, Agnes Nixon has spoken out, saying there's still plenty more life in the old shows yet. According to 'The Daily Beast' she's even come up with "a compelling plot" starring brand new 'DWTS' champ J.R. Martinez. He played police officer Brot Monroe on the soap for three years until it was cancelled back in April.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2, Episode 6 Recap

by Mike Ryan, posted Nov 20th 2011 10:00PM
['The Walking Dead' - 'Secrets']



Somewhat surprisingly, Hershel makes some decent points about keeping a stable of barn zombies. I mean, if it were your loved ones, would you have it in you to kill someone who meant something to you? Even though he or she is still standing up and walking around? Sure, your loved one would now love to eat your thigh, but, still, maybe there is a cure? OK, as we learned at the C.D.C. last season, there's probably not a cure. But I can say that it would totally be my luck that as soon as I made the gut-wrenching decision to end the life of a former-loved-one-walker, the next day a cure would be announced. So, hey, as long as Hershel has enough chickens to feed them... eh, why not keep them around? OK, there's always the chance that they will escape, which would be bad. And I'm sure that will eventually happen, but not this week.

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A New Foreman on 'Hell on Wheels' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 14th 2011 8:00AM
'Hell on Wheels' S01/E02'Hell on Wheels' (Sun., 10PM ET on AMC) has ambitious plans to tell the story of the epic 19th-century construction project that was the building of the transcontinental railroad. This week Bohannon (Anson Mount) tries to convince Durant (Colm Meaney) that he's the best man for the job of foreman because he knows all about the engineering principles involved in constructing things like bridges.

And why is that? Because, as he says, with an embarrassed grin, he was really good at blowing stuff up in the Civil War. Now, telling your hopefully soon-to-be boss that you have destroyed some of his finest creations isn't a strategy we'd necessarily advocate pursuing, but if you try it and it fails, then maybe you could fall back on Bohannon's next strategy: Blackmail. He has dirt on Durant and implies that he's not afraid to use it.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2, Episode 5 Recap (VIDEO)

by Mike Ryan, posted Nov 13th 2011 10:05PM
the walking dead season 2 episode 5'The Walking Dead' does itself such a disservice with the flashback scenes. Honestly, they are so interesting! While we've spent, now, five full episodes searching for a character that no one cares about, a flashback shows the streets of Atlanta being napalmed. Now that's a television show. The bad news: We were soon back in the present and graced by the presence of Lori fretting about her pregnancy.

The good news: To this point, this was the best episode of the season.

Do you know what was great about this episode? (Other than the fact it didn't include ridiculous subplots involving bloated zombies trapped in a well?) It's because this episode was all about Daryl.

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'Hell on Wheels' Premieres Big for AMC

by Crystal Bell, posted Nov 7th 2011 6:00PM
hell on wheels premiere ratingsAMC's new Western drama, 'Hell on Wheels,' didn't exactly impress the critics, especially AOL TV's own Mo Ryan, but it did premiere well for the network, as AMC's second biggest premiere ever with 4.4 million viewers. So it looks like 'The Walking Dead' still remains the debut ratings champ.

Although Westerns tend to appeal to an older audience, the Sunday night drama also did well in the ad-friendly 18 to 49 adult demo with 2.4 million viewers.

Pretty good for a post-Civil War era drama about the construction of railroads, right?

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More Questions for Bohannon on the 'Hell on Wheels' Series Premiere (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 7th 2011 6:50AM
'Hell on Wheels' S01/E01AMC's new take on the Western genre, 'Hell on Wheels' (Sun., 10PM ET on AMC), premiered last night. Set in the 1860s it follows Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount), a former Confederate soldier, as he attempts to exact revenge on the Union soldiers who murdered his wife.

In the series premiere, Bohannon confronts the man he thinks is his wife's killer only to find out that he may have useful information implicating another man in the crime. However, just as Johnson seems about to reveal all, an unexpected and violent turn leaves Bohannon with even more unanswered questions.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2, Episode 4 Recap

by Mike Ryan, posted Nov 6th 2011 10:05PM
The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 4 Recap['The Walking Dead' - 'Cherokee Rose']

Near the end of the fifth season of 'Three's Company,' there's an episode that centers on Ralph Furley receiving a visit from his niece, Veronica. Now, Veronica, as it turns out, is a very attractive woman who looks nothing at all like Don Knotts. Of course, this means that Jack Tripper is immediately attracted to Veronica, as Jack is wont to being attracted to almost every female to cross his path.

The problem: Ralph Furley, the landlord of Jack's apartment complex, is under the impression that Jack is gay – this is a ruse that Jack maintains (as he did, also, with the prior landlord, Stanley Roper) so that he can cohabitate with his two female roommates, Janet and, at the time of this episode, Cindy. What does Jack do? Jack creates himself a southern twang speaking, cowboy hat wearing twin brother named Austin and uses this new identity to court Veronica – which also somehow completely fools Furley, even though Furley seems to know Jack quite well by this point and Jack has never once mentioned what would be a quite interesting fact that he has a twin brother. Why do I bring up an episode of 'Three's Company' in a recap for 'The Walking Dead'? Because as asinine as that above scenario is, it still makes 100 percent more sense than sending Glenn down a well as live bait for a zombie.

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After a String of Gems, AMC's First Truly Terrible Drama Is...

by Maureen Ryan, posted Nov 4th 2011 11:30AM
It was bound to happen sooner or later: AMC has a dud on its hands.

The network's track record thus far has been enviable, but 'Hell on Wheels' (10PM Sunday, AMC) is disappointing on any number of levels. I certainly wasn't a fan of how 'The Killing' ended its debut season, but at least that show started out strong, and the rest of the network's programs offer compelling characters, distinctive aesthetics or solid takes on conventional premises. In some cases, AMC's dramas excel in all of those arenas and many more.

'Hell on Wheels' does one thing well: It's good at being tedious.

There is a truly compelling performance in the early going, but that doesn't come from star Anson Mount, who is glumly competent at best.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap

by Mike Ryan, posted Oct 31st 2011 12:00PM
The Walking Dead RecapPoor Otis. Before we even begin to delve into Shane's actions to end the episode, there's something else that's been bugging me for now two episodes. Near the middle of last night's episode, when Shane returns to the house with the medical supplies, after explaining that Otis didn't make it (before we knew exactly why Otis didn't make it back), Rick tries to comfort the rest of the group by saying that Otis, "wanted to make it right." Make it right? This pisses me off.

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Shane Teaches Otis How to Escape a Zombie Mob on 'The Walking Dead' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 31st 2011 7:00AM
'The Walking Dead' - 'Save the Last One'When bullets are in short supply and zombies are not, it's a pretty desperate situation. That's the position Shane and Otis found themselves in this week on 'The Walking Dead' (Sun., 10PM ET on AMC), when trying to escape the high school with the medicines Carl needs.

When we last saw the pair, they were fast running out of bullets, and with Shane's limp the situation looked dire indeed. And then the truck pulled up to Hershel's and Shane revealed that Otis didn't make it. But we didn't see what happened -- at least not right away.

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What to Watch: TV Picks for Oct 31 - Nov 6

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 30th 2011 12:00PM
Bored to DeathMONDAY, OCTOBER 31

'How I Met Your Mother' (8PM ET, CBS)

Ted finally meets his mystery girl in the Slutty Pumpkin costume. Meanwhile, Barney learns he is part Canadian, and Lily has pregnancy brain. Katie Holmes guest-stars as Naomi, the Slutty Pumpkin -- what more can we say?

'2 Broke Girls' (8.30PM ET, CBS)
Caroline enrolls herself and Max in a cake-decorating class to increase their skill level and take their cupcake business to the next level.

'Bored To Death' (9PM ET, HBO)
George encourages Jonathan to give Emily a night out with a younger man, but they end up entangled in a stakeout with a wannabe detective (guest star Brett Gelman) impersonating Jonathan. Elsewhere, George goes out with Bernard, but is surprised to find out that Richard Antrem (guest star Oliver Platt) is a rival restaurateur.

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Common Talks About Modern Issues in AMC's 1860s Drama 'Hell on Wheels' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 26th 2011 12:00AM
Common, 'The Rosie Show'AMC is taking us back even further in time for their latest scripted entry. Set 100 years before 'Mad Men,' 'Hell on Wheels' looks at the building of the transcontinental railroad. But even though it's set so far in the past, series star Common talked on 'The Rosie Show' (Weeknights, 7PM ET on OWN) about how so many of the issues it talks about still resonate today.

"Definitely we still deal with some racial issues," he said of the series. "Along with that, just greed and injustice." He talked about how the construction project tore up the natural landscape, and saw America taking more land away from the Native Americans.

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AMC Renews 'The Walking Dead' for Season 3

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 25th 2011 2:20PM
The Walking Dead Renewed'The Walking Dead' will be back for a third season of zombie goodness.

"Today we are pleased to announce that the 'dead' shall live as we proudly renew 'The Walking Dead' for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels," Charlie Collier, president of AMC, said in a statement. "We are thankful for everyone's contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make 'The Walking Dead' a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world."

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