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Is Scary Redneck Merle Returning to 'The Walking Dead'?

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 10th 2011 8:15AM
Merle Dixon, 'The Walking Dead'The return of 'The Walking Dead' is just days away and ahead of the Season 2 premiere we hear a rumor that scary redneck Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) may also be returning.

Norman Reedus, who plays Merle's almost equally scary younger brother Daryl, told TV Guide that an upcoming episode (airing Nov. 13) will revolve around his character.

"It's pretty much all Daryl on his own, in a hard-core man-versus-world psychological [quest] with inner turmoil and hints of 'Deliverance.'"

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2: 'It'll Blow Your Face Off'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 5th 2011 3:20PM
The Walking DeadTo wet your zombie appetite, AMC has begun rolling out all kinds of 'The Walking Dead' Season 2 goodies. The most recent? A behind-the-scenes video with tons of Season 2 footage and interviews with the cast.

"The stakes are higher, the characters are richer," Steve Yeun (Glenn) says in the video. "It'll blow your face off."

Along with the promise of more action, drama and yep, zombies, Season 2 will see the characters in a new environment as they stumble upon a working farm and meet new characters played played by Lauren Cohan and Scott Wilson.

"The writing is so good this year, it's spooky," Laurie Holden (Andrea) says.

It seems like cast is as excited about Season 2 as we are! Watch the video and check out a gallery of new stills below.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2 Sneak Peek: New Cast Photos

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 30th 2011 5:30PM
The Walking Dead Season 2In a matter of weeks, 'The Walking Dead' is going to storm -- well if you're a zombie, limp -- back to our TVs.

What's the best way to get ready? By checking out the new promo stills for Season 2!

"We've done a lot of work designing the arc for the entire season, all the way through, so every episode I think will land with this punch," new 'The Walking Dead' showrunner Glen Mazzara told AOL TV. "Whether or not there's zombie gags or the action or we have the emotional pay-off ... right now we don't have a bad episode in the can. I'm very proud of this season.

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EXCLUSIVE Preview of Season 2 of 'The Walking Dead' (VIDEO)

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 26th 2011 1:45PM
The second season of 'The Walking Dead' is full of kittens, puppies and rainbows.

Wait, scratch that -- nobody wants that version of the zombie show when it returns Oct. 16, right? I think we can all agree on that.

If it's staggering zombies and memorable scares you want, allow us to share with you this exclusive trailer from the show's second season, in which things get even worse for the hardy survivors of the zombie apocalypse.

Season 1 was all about setting up the world in which Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors were operating, but in the second season, things take an ever darker turn.

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'The Walking Dead' Live Talk Show is a Go!

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 23rd 2011 6:20AM
'The Walking Dead'AMC has announced that it's launching 'Talking Dead,' a live talk show that will air after new episodes of 'The Walking Dead.'

We know, at first the concept seems a little weird. What to expect from a zombie apocalypse spin-off show? 'Watch What Happens Live With the Undead?' Victim of the week? Tips on getting the most out of a human-only diet? How to nail that head shot?

Joel Stillerman, AMC's SVP original programming, production and digital content said that 'Talking Dead' will be "a kind of live water cooler" for 'Walking Dead' fans. "[They] are incredibly engaged with every aspect of the show," he added.

"They tweet, blog, and post comments in very large numbers, and we wanted to give them an opportunity to interact with the show in a way that they don't currently have."

'Talking Dead' will be hosted by 'Walking Dead' über-fan Chris Hardwick, who said "I pretty much begged for this job."

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2 Preview: More Action, More Emotion & More Zombies!

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 8th 2011 7:45PM
I was lucky enough to screen the premiere episode of 'The Walking Dead' Season 2 today, and the first words out of my mouth when it ended pretty much say it all: holy sh*t.

Now I was one of the ones on the fence about this show after its way too short first season, and I know a lot of fans are worried about the series being in new hands since Frank Darabont passed the showrunning torch off to Glen Mazzara.

But after seeing the 90-minute premiere (Sun., Oct. 16, 9PM ET on AMC), I can safely say that we can all stop worrying. This is non-stop, edge-of-your-seat, pulse-pounding zombie action and suspense at its best. Now they just have to keep that up for the second season's full 13-episode order ... no biggie.

I caught up with Mazzara and fellow executive producers Gayle Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman and Dave Alpert to find out more about Season 2's drama, the introduction of new characters Herschel and Maggie, Andrea's eventual evolution and giving back to the fans. Keep reading for more ...

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'The Walking Dead' Gets 90-Minute Premiere, Split Season 2

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 1st 2011 2:45PM
The Walking Dead'The Walking Dead' Season 2 will premiere with an extra helping of zombies -- and footage. Yep, starting Oct. 16 at 9PM, audiences will get 90 minutes of zombie apocalypse goodness on AMC.

AMC will air six one-hour episodes each week before putting the show on hiatus. It'll return Sun., Feb. 12 in its regular 9PM timeslot. Kevin Smith's new reality show about his comic book store will also debut on Feb. 12.

The 90-minute premiere will also launch globally on all Fox International Channels during the week of Oct. 17-23. 'The Walking Dead' Season 2 will be seen in 122 countries and translated into 35 different languages.

'The Walking Dead' follows a group of survivors including small town police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his wife Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Carl (Chandler Riggs), Shane (Jon Bernthal), Andrea (Laurie Holden), Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Glenn (Steve Yeun). This season the group find a working farm and are joined by guest stars Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson and Pruitt Taylor Vince.

Watch a trailer for Season 2 below.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2: Four Creepy Teasers (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 24th 2011 4:00PM
The Walking DeadThe air is beginning to cool and the leaves are getting ready to change. Do you know what that means? The return of 'The Walking Dead.'

AMC has released four new 11-second trailers just in time to satiate our hunger for all things zombies. The new teasers feature Glenn, Rick, Andrea and a boatload of zombies.

The clips don't reveal much about the Season 2 plot, but we do know our favorite zombie apocalypse survivors will stumble on a working farm and meet its inhabitants played by Lauren Cohan and Scott Wilson.

Check out the new previews below.

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Glen Mazzara Named New 'The Walking Dead' Showrunner

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 27th 2011 4:45PM
The Walking Dead Season 2According to Entertainment Weekly, Glen Mazzara has been named the new showrunner of 'The Walking Dead,' replacing Frank Darabont.

Darabont, known for his feature film work, served as director, executive producer and showrunner during the first season of the hit AMC series. News recently broke that Darabont left his post as showrunner and there's no word on what role -- if any -- he will have with the show.

Mazzara, whose credits include 'The Shield' and 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,' was hired as executive producer for Season 2.

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Frank Darabont Quits as 'The Walking Dead' Showrunner

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 27th 2011 5:00AM
'The Walking Dead' Season 2 previewNow here's something totally out of leftfield. Frank Darabont has stepped down as showrunner of 'The Walking Dead.'

Deadline.com reports sources as saying that Darabont, a feature film helmer and multi-Oscar nominee before moving to the small screen, was unaccustomed to the fast pace of TV production, and "never quite adjusted to the daily grind of producing a TV series."

Production recently got underway on Season 2, which is due to premiere on AMC in October. There's been no word yet on whether Darabont, who is also an exec producer on 'The Walking Dead,' will remain on the series in some capacity.

So, why has Darabont quit? Was it because he couldn't take the pace? Or was it because of rumored budget cuts?

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2 Premiere Date, Trailer Revealed (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 22nd 2011 3:10PM
The Walking Dead Season 2This October, the zombies will start roaming a bit earlier than last season. 'The Walking Dead' Season 2 kicks off Sun., Oct. 16 at 9PM on AMC.

Season 2 will be 13 episodes, over double Season 1's six-episode run.

Based on the popular comic book by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, the first season of 'The Walking Dead' broke ratings records for AMC, with the premiere episode watched by more than five million viewers and the finale closing out with six million viewers.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2 First Look: One Dead Traffic Jam (EXCLUSIVE)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 21st 2011 1:30PM
The Walking Dead Season 2As if our nerd sensors weren't already on overload with all the Comic-Con goodness, the good people at AMC sent us over this very tantalizing first look at 'The Walking Dead' Season 2.

In the new picture, Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) look a little worried ... and bloody as they're making their way through one very dead traffic jam.

Check out a bigger version of the picture and AMC's first footage below.

'The Walking Dead' Season 2 returns to AMC this October.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2: First Look at Rick in Action (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 18th 2011 9:45AM
The Walking DeadLast night may have been all about the return of Walter White and 'Breaking Bad,' but fans paying extra attention got another treat: the first footage from the second season of 'The Walking Dead'.

In the 1-minute clip, our favorite zombie-killing police officer, Rick Grimes, takes on not one, but two zombies with a rock. Yes, just a rock.

You can watch the very sweaty battle after the jump.

Based on the popular comic book by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, the first season of 'The Walking Dead' was a huge hit for AMC. Starring Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies and Laurie Holden, the first season premiere was watched by more than 5 million viewers, a record for AMC. The Season 1 finale posted higher numbers, with 6 million viewers.

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'The Walking Dead' Season 2 Set Tour With Robert Kirkman (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 7th 2011 7:00PM
Robert Kirkman, The Walking DeadBeing on set of 'The Walking Dead' looks pretty awesome, especially with co-creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman as your tour guide.

In this new video from AMC, Kirkman gives a guided tour of the Season 2 set, exposing TV magic to the masses. From giant portable air conditioners to chilling with actors in full gory make-up, 'The Walking Dead' set is every zombie-lover's dream.

Be on the lookout for Kirkman holding his first gun ever and trying on Rick Grimes' hat. Plus, he slips a detail we've all suspected: 'The Walking Dead' will be back in October.

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First Look: 'The Walking Dead' Season 2 First Day of Filming (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 21st 2011 2:35PM
The Walking Dead Season 2Sweltering heat, abandoned cars and oh yeah, zombies. Sounds about right for day one of 'The Walking Dead' season 2 filming.

AMC has released a new behind-the-scenes video of the cast and crew's first day back, showcasing their jolly dispositions despite the oppressive heat.

When we last left the gang of survivors they were driving away from a burning CDC building. Now, it looks like they've encountered some problems on the road.

Watch the cast's wacky antics and a few words from executive producers Frank Darabont and Gale Anne Hurd below.

'The Walking Dead' season 2 is slated for a fall 2011 premiere.

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