This Thu., Nov.28 as the turkey roasts for Thanksgiving, you can catch the original The Godfather at 11:30AM/10:30c. Then just in time for an early dinner, The Godfather, Part II airs at 3:30/2:30c. Once the table is cleared and leftovers are packed away, settle into your turkey coma with an encore of The Godfather at 8/7c. Off on Friday? Then stay up late with a repeat of The Godfather, Part II at midnight. By this second round of Godfather movie broadcasts, you should be better prepared for the following challenges online. (Which you could try over dessert perhaps?)
What could make watching two of your favorite action movies even better? How about if they were riddled with real-time trivia? This week you can check out behind-the-scenes info and fun facts during the Story Notes airings of Shooter on Tue., Nov. 12 at 8/7c and Men in Black on Thu., Nov. 14 at 9/8c. Then, after watching this week’s Story Notes movies, head over to amc.com to see what you’ve learned by playing the Ultimate Fan Games.
AMC announced today that it has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season. The number one show on television among adults 18-49, The Walking Dead returned for a fourth season earlier this month and the premiere episode set a new record for the series, delivering 20.2 million viewers, live+3, and 13.2 million adults 18-49, a new record for any non-sports cable telecast.
“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,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “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.”
For Season 5, Scott Gimple will return as the series’ showrunner along with executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. AMC also recently announced that it is developing a companion series to The Walking Dead, based on a new story and new characters from Robert Kirkman.
AMC Fearfest continues this weekend with the Alien Marathon. This Sat., Oct. 26, beginning at 9:30AM/8:30C, Sigourney Weaver goes head-to-head with face-huggers via Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. Need more? Take a look at these Alien extras online:
Alien Franchise Ultimate Fan Game: What does Ripley’s crew mate, Ash turns out to be? Find out or show you already know.
Alien vs. Predator Ultimate Fan Game: Most of the Alien Vs. Predator movies are filmed in an old factory in which country? Take a guess.
Favorite Alien Movie: Which of the six Alien movies is your favorite? Vote now.
Alien Photo Album: Take a look at images chronicling the extraterrestrial’s development from birth to adult.
With the newly updated The Walking Dead Dead Yourself App, fans of the show can now see how many walkers are lurking locally as well as nationally. Select a state on the Domestic Infection Map and you can now see which cities have the highest infection rate. As of October 2013, the top ten states for walker infections are…
1. California: 1.5 million
2. Texas: 1.4 million
3. Florida: 1.005 million
4. New York: 850,000
5. Ohio: 769,000
6. Pennsylvania: 701,000
7. Illinois: 596,000
8. Michigan: 536,000
9. North Carolina: 473,000
10. Georgia: 471,000
Want to turn your friends and family into zombies? Check out the new #BiteMe component of the Dead Yourself app, which allows fans to infect Facebook friends and turn them into walkers.
AMC’s The Walking Dead has surpassed 20 million Facebook fans following the highly anticipated Season 4 Premiere. To celebrate the milestone, AMC is thanking fans with an exclusive graphic that warns: “20 Million Are Now Infected.”
Additionally, AMC released the social initiative #BiteMe, an upgrade to The Walking Dead‘s “Dead Yourself” app that allows fans to “bite” and “infect” their Facebook friends, turning them into photo-realistic walkers. Fans simply need take or import a photo of their friend, edit the photo using the incredibly realistic zombie eyes, mouths, parts and props from the actual show (including new parts from Season 4) and then share the new portrait on social media and within the app’s Walker photo gallery. The app also includes a leaderboard for America’s Top Biters and a Heat Map that populates new infections and bites by location.
AMC’s The Walking Dead returned last night for its fourth season, delivering the highest ratings of any episode in series history. The season four premiere was watched by 16.1 million total viewers and 10.4 million adults aged 18-49. Last night’s ratings confirm The Walking Dead continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic. 2013/14 season to date, last night’s premiere ranks as the #1 telecast in adults 18-49, outperforming all programs including primetime NFL football. With time-shifted playback, last night’s premiere should exceed 20 million viewers.
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AMC Fearfest continues with a Friday the 13th Marathon featuring eight different Jason flicks. Does being chased by a crazy killer in a hockey mask leave you screaming for more? Then extend your Friday the 13th experience online:
Test Your Expertise
Friday the 13th Ultimate Fan Game
Know which famous actress auditioned for the role of Jason’s first victim, Alice Hardy?
Jason Voorhees Ultimate Fan Game
Know which actor plays Jason Voorhees the most times?
Rate Your Favorite
Friday the 13th Movie List
Just like Jason himself, the Friday the 13th franchise keeps coming back for more. Pick the best of the 12 movies in the franchise.
Best Friday the 13th Murder Scenes
While Jason’s Signature weapon is a machete, he is no stranger to a bloody ice pick, knife or axe. Weigh in on these Friday the 13th kill scenes.
AMC announces the launch of its annual AMC Fearfest, the biggest annual horror and thriller movie marathon of the Halloween season, starting Sun., Oct. 13. The 19-day virtual film festival, kicking off with the season four premiere of The Walking Dead, celebrates the best in contemporary and classic horror genre films, including the 40th anniversary of The Exorcist and the 30th anniversary of Cujo. AMC Fearfest features 19 days of continuous scare-themed programming, including classic film franchises such as Halloween, The Omen, Alien, Friday the 13th and Tremors, and 10 AMC premieres including A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Amityville Horror. In addition to the on-air festivities, AMC Fearfest will feature daily online interactive movie trivia games inviting horror movie fans to take quizzes, earn badges and challenge friends via Facebook. AMC Fearfest begins Sun., Oct. 13 at 9/8c and concludes Thur., Oct. 31.
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After 5 seasons, 61 episodes, 2 rounds of chemotherapy, 7 barrels of cash and countless instances of the word “Bitch!”, the Breaking Bad Series Finale airs this Sun., Sep. 29 at 9/8c. Before the curtain falls, revisit some of the greatest moments in the series as the Breaking Bad cast — including Emmy-winners Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn — recount some personal favorites.
“The most profound scene for me to play in the series was in the second season when Walt witnessed the choking death of Jane, Jesse’s girlfriend. Profound for the character because it was a turning point for Walt. At that moment he accepted collateral damage in the pursuit of his goal. Through his act of omission he became someone who was now desensitized to death. Profound, also, for me as a person because when I was staring down at the actor, Krysten Ritter (she put her all into it), effectively choking to death, I saw humanity slipping away. She was just a young girl, and some parent, somewhere is going to grieve. Involuntarily, Krysten’s face was replaced by my own daughter’s face. It made me gasp. The worst nightmare for any parent, a child dying before your eyes, became a surreal experience for me. I was distraught afterward. It is the price that actors pay for allowing ourselves to be open and vulnerable to emotion; we run the risk of reliving or imagining painful memories.”
“When Jesse confesses to his group how he had to put down the ‘dog’—I love this because it allowed Jesse to finally (somewhat) confess his sins.”