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The Walking Dead Announces Season 5 Premiere, Releases New Trailer

AMC has set the fifth season premiere date for The Walking Dead.

Robert Kirkman's zombie drama will return for it is fifth season on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 9/8c, it was announced at Comic-Con on Friday.  

The fifth season will pick up with the group still at Terminus, though the producers still would not confirm that the Termites are the ruthless cannibals of the comics. But it won't be long before we find out! "We're going to see the story of Terminus," Kirkman told the crowd. "We're going to see how it happened."

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However, the new trailer for Season 5 seemed to hint towards them being cannibals, with our group of heroes being lined up for the slaughter before Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) convinces Gareth (Andrew J. West) that they need to go to Washington, D.C. so Eugene (Josh McDermitt) can provide the right people with the cure. On the plus side, Beth (Emily Kinney) was not on that BBQ! Sadly, she seems to be in a juvenile correction center with a very violent corrections officer.

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Robert Kirkman Producing Outcast Pilot for Cinemax

Demons are the new zombies — at least according to Robert KirkmanThe Walking Dead creator made that declaration Friday at Comic-Con when announcing that a pilot for an adaptation of his latest comic, Outcast, was in pre-production at Cinemax.

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Emmy Watch: First Time for Fantasy?

Is this the year Game of Thrones finally breaks through the Emmy geek ceiling? Shows with sci-fi, fantasy or horror themes are rarely major awards contenders, despite earning great reviews and top ratings. In fact, in Emmy history, only one genre show has won Outstanding Drama Series — Lost, in 2005. More often, these shows get rewarded in the craft categories, like special effects and makeup, if they...read more

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 Attack of the Show: Episode Episode, Guest
2012 Talking Dead: Made to Suffer
Season 2, Episode 8
Episode, Guest
2010 The Walking Dead TV Show Series, Creator
2010 The Walking Dead TV Show Series, Author
2010 The Walking Dead TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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The Writers' Room Goes Behind the Scenes With Comic Book Adaptations

Zombies have treated the brains behind AMC's The Walking Dead very well. But Robert Kirkman, who originated the comic book series that inspired the show, admits the early days of his career were slower than, well, the undead. "You have to be crazy to get into [writing]," Kirkman tells SundanceTV's The Writers' Room, which digs into the art of creating some of TV's biggest series. "I went massively into debt."

On April 25's special comic book-themed episode, Kirkman recounts some of the obstacles he faced in getting the TV adaptation of... read more

Mega Buzz: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s New Foe, a Revolution Death and a Chilly Mad Men

Every week, senior reporter Natalie Abrams satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @NatalieAbrams

Do you know why Col. Glenn Talbot is joining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.— Pauley
With Coulson & Co. on the run, Talbot will be tasked with tracking them down. And it doesn't sound like he has friendly plans for our heroes should he catch them. "Longtime Marvel fans know that he's been a nemesis to anything that's organized," executive producer Jeph Loeb tells me. "I love the fact that [Adrian Pasdarreferred to him as a world-class jerk. [Our] Talbot continues that tradition."

Is Charlie going to die on Revolution?! — Hayley 
These promos don't look promising, do they? Allow executive producer Rockne S. O'Bannon to throw more gasoline on the fire... read more

Walking Dead Promotes Andrew J. West, Alanna Masterson and Christian Serratos

The Walking Dead has promoted Andrew J. West, Alanna Masterson and Christian Serratos to series regulars for Season 5, TVGuide.com has learned.

West was introduced during Sunday's Season 4 finale as... read more

The Walking Dead Postmortem: Are the People of Terminus Cannibals?

[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's The Walking Dead season finale. Read at your own risk!]

The survivors of The Walking Dead have found themselves in yet another perilous position.

During Sunday's season finale, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his small group made their way to Terminus, a community that promised safety for all those who arrived. Once the group learned just how much of a lie that was, they quickly tried to make a run for it. But they ended up being forced by Terminus leader Gareth (Andrew J. West)  into a train car, where they were reunited with Glenn (Steven Yeun), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.). Suffice it to say, Gareth and the people of Terminus are not allies.

The Walking Dead: What is Terminus, really?

However, executive producer Robert Kirkman tells TVGuide.com that Gareth will not be... read more

The Walking Dead: What Is Terminus, Really?

[Warning: The following story contains major spoilers from Sunday's season finale of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk!]

Once again, Rick Grimes and his weary group of travelers learned the hard way that there are no safe havens in the world of The Walking Dead

During the season finale, Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Carl (Chandler Riggs) inched closer to what they hoped was safety at Terminus. Unfortunately... read more

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