The Walking Dead
If it's the end of the world as we know it, TV feels fine. Led by shows including AMC's The Walking Dead, TNT's Falling Skies and NBC's Revolution, postapocalyptic TV is blowing up — and a lot more of it is on the way.
"There's a huge appeal right at the moment," says Revolution executive producer Rockne S. O'Bannon. Among the upcoming shows that revolve around a dystopian future: The CW's The 100 (debuting Wed., March 19, at 9/8c), which follows a group of juvenile delinquents who are shipped from a space station back to Earth in order to see whether it's inhabitable a century after a nuclear holocaust. (The network also just ordered a pilot for The Messengers, about a group of people who are killed, then resurrected, after something crashes into Earth.)
In July comes FX's The Strain — created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and executive produced by Lost's Carlton Cuse — which stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as an epidemiologist charged with preventing a mysterious viral outbreak from destroying humanity. Also this summer...
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10. Worst Scare Tactic: Jake realizes that Boyle is going "full Boyle," aka falling too hard for a girl too quickly, and tries to stop it to save Boyle's blossoming relationship on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. However, when Jake makes Boyle leave his date early, Boyle goes right to a pawn shop to buy an engagement ring. Jakes swipes the ring and threatens to throw it into the dirty water of a nearby hot dog street vendor. Boyle then pepper sprays Jake to get the ring back, and Jake pepper sprays Boyle for pepper spraying him. Phew! Good thing nobody overreacted to...
George Stephanopoulos, Sky and Lara Spencer
This week, The Walking Dead celebrated its return by playing a zombie prank on unsuspecting New Yorkers, and Stephen Colbert sent Buddy Cole to investigate anti-gay laws at the Sochi Olympics. Courtney Love launched her own web series, and Rainn Wilson's Soul Pancake YouTube channel premiered a TV-length sitcom. Also, Kevin Hart and Ellen DeGeneres played a game of "Giant Jenga." Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Matthew Rhys, Justin Chambers, Neil Patrick Harris
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What's the state of Phillip and Elizabeth's marriage when The Americans returns? — June
Well, I may forgo watching the premiere with my parents since it features a scene that shows some pretty intense sexual wrestling between Phillip and Elizabeth. In other words, they're doing OK. "They're ready to be married," executive producer Joel Fields tells me. "What they're going to discover is having been fake-married for a long time, real marriage is not an easy thing. When you have two kids, there's family to contend with. Add to that their work is life-and-death and the future of mankind hangs in the balance, there's a little bit of pressure for them."
It's been far too long since we got Grey's Anatomy scoop! — Tai
Unfortunately, I come bearing bad news...
It's the end of the road for Mob City. The Los Angeles-based noir drama from Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont will not return for a second season.
"Mob City was created as a three-week television event, and...
Chandler Riggs, Andrew Lincoln
The Olympics were no problem for The Walking Dead.
The second half of Season 4 premiered to ...
Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs
[WARNING: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's midseason return of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk!]
It wasn't long before at least a few of the scattered survivors found their way back to each other during Sunday's The Walking Dead. But those who did reunite were put through the paces first.
As Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Carl (Chandler Riggs) struggled to...
The destruction of the prison during The Walking Dead's midseason finale served as a reset of sorts. Once again, the group of survivors we've known and loved over the past four seasons are on their own. But it's that exact reason why this world is the most dangerous it's ever been for those who had come to expect a level of security while living in the prison. Will Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Carl (Chandler Riggs) survive? More importantly, how will the rest of the group fare without the man who once led them to safety? TVGuide.com caught up with executive producer Robert Kirkman to get the scoop on what's next:
Things have gotten so bleak on AMC's The Walking Dead that it's not always easy to tell the walking wounded from the actual zombies. Which is part of the point as the fourth season resumes with the beleaguered survivors of the prison battle scattered to the winds — so much so that in this week's episode (Sunday, 9/8c), written by Robert Kirkman ...
The reports are true: AMC is officially developing a drama series based on the Preachercomic books.