The Walking Dead
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk.]
The Walking Dead finally answered the question of whether The Governor (David Morrissey) could actually fundamentally change his ways and be a good guy. The answer is...
Sara Ramirez, Emily Deschanel, Lana Parrilla
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The Governor has returned! But he may not be the same sadistic, maniacal and ruthless leader of Woodbury that we remember.
Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead (9/8c, AMC) will actually flash back to where we left off with The Governor (David Morrissey) after he slaughtered most of the residents of Woodbury, fleeing into the ether for who knows where last season until he suddenly appeared outside of the prison in last week's episode. But Morrissey insists that viewers should keep an open mind about The Governor's return. Find out what's in store:
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Alpha House (three episodes bow Friday on amazon.com, with future episodes available to Amazon Prime subscribers) is satire at its most blistering and biting, delivered by a master of the trade: Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau, whose contempt for political cynicism, venality and hypocrisy doesn't keep the jaded protagonists of this bawdy, brazen comedy from being great company. The setting is a Washington, D.C., row house, home away from home for four Republican senators, led by the fearlessly outrageous John Goodman as a good-old-boy/former football star who's outraged to discover he won't be able to coast through his next election. (His new opponent: a legendary Duke coach. As someone observes: "You're like a retired god. He's active.")
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What can you tell me about the Bones honeymoon episode? — Kristy
ADAM: As we previously teased, the getaway won't be all romance. "They're going to get bored just hanging around having sex and going to the beach," Emily Deschanel jokes about the pair getting swept up into a murder investigation. But the real reason the vacation is derailed is Brennan's competitive nature. "We discover a set of remains that Brennan does not have faith the coroner there will be able to solve," Deschanel says. "There's a bit of a rivalry with the medical examiner." And why does Booth get sucked in? "Brennan's books are very popular in Buenos Aires, so Agent Andy, who is the character based on Booth in her books is a real hero there," Deschanel teases. Guess he can't let down his fans!
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AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season, the network announced Tuesday.
"We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season," AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement. "This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here's to more Dead."
Longtime stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham has died after a short battle with cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 82.
The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd was...
As if a killer flu, killer zombies and the threat of a killer Governor roaming in the wind wasn't enough, now The Walking Dead's rag-tag group of survivors are facing the threat of an actual killer inside the prison walls.
The fourth season kicked off with a mysterious flu claiming one of the Woodbury transplants. But when Karen Karen (Melissa Ponzio) and another guy (let's just call him Red Shirt, shall we?) also died, it became clear the flu wasn't the cause. Instead, Tyreese (Chad Coleman) discovered their dead and burned bodies in the prison yard.
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So, who killed them? "There...