The Walking Dead Zombie Bowl Marathon Kicks Off This Sunday at 10AM/9c

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Need an alternative to Super Bowl Sunday? Grab some wings and a machete and tune into The Walking Dead Zombie Bowl: the ultimate humans vs. walkers showdown featuring a full marathon of Seasons 1 and 2 on AMC.  The fun kicks off Sunday, February 1 at 10AM/9c with Episode 101, “Days Gone Bye,” and continues throughout the day culminating in the Season 2 Finale, “Beside the Dying Fire.” So who needs football? Whether you’re cheering for Rick and the survivors or siding with the dead, AMC has a whole day dedicated to fans like you.

The Walking Dead Season 5 returns Sunday, February 8 at 9/8c on AMC.

There’s Trouble in Paradise During This Weekend’s Encores

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Every relationship has its ups and downs and when this weekend’s encores resume Sunday morning, Maddicts will be reminded of the rocky roads our beloved paramours have had to face. Betty finds Don’s secret memorabilia box and learns of his past with Anna Draper (Season 3, Episode 10 “The Color Blue”); Joan bashes Greg’s head with a vase (Season 3, Episode 11 “The Gypsy and the Hobo”); Roger berates Jane for trying to befriend Margaret (Season 3, Episode 12 “The Grown Ups”); and Don moves into a new apartment after Betty declares she wants a divorce (Season 3, Episode 13 “Shut the Door. Have a Seat”).

Are you an expert now that you’ve rewatched all of Season 3? Prove it with the Season 3 Ultimate Fan Game. Ready to go into even more detail? Test your knowledge of each episode with the Episode 310, Episode 311, Episode 312 and Episode 313 Ultimate Fan Games. Need to brush up on all the events? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

Toast to New Beginnings During This Weekend’s Encores

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The New Year is a time for fresh starts and new experiences — and that’s exactly what’s in store on this Sunday’s encores. What can Maddicts expect? Roger proposes to Jane (Season 2, Episode 11 “The Jet Set”); Peggy requests Freddie‘s old office (Season 2, Episode 12 “The Mountain King”); Betty breaks the news to Don that she’s pregnant (Season 2, Episode 13 “Meditations in an Emergency”); and Lane Pryce is introduced (Season 3, Episode 1 “Out of Town”).

Are you an expert now that you’ve rewatched all of Season 2? Prove it with the Season 2 Quotes Ultimate Fan Game. Ready to go into even more detail? Test your knowledge of each episode with the Episode 211Episode 212Episode 213 and Episode 301 Ultimate Fan Games. Need to brush up on all the events? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

‘Tis the Season – It’s All About Parties on This Sunday’s Encores

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The holidays are here and you can look forward to a special gift from AMC: a new round of Mad Men encores that feature celebrations. Get started with Don and Betty at the Stork Club for Jimmy Barett‘s party in honor of his TV series (Season 2, Episode 7 “The Gold Violin”);  Betty hosts a dinner fête featuring her “trip around the world” menu (Season 2, Episode 8 “A Night to Remember”); after Freddie is let go from the agency, Roger suggests an impromptu and unconventional going away party (Season 2, Episode 9 “Six Month Leave”); and the Sterling Cooper employees bestow Harry with gifts at his baby shower (Season 2, Episode 10 “The Inheritance”).

After partaking in the festivities, test your knowledge of the episodes with the Episode 207, Episode 208, Episode 209 and Episode 210 Ultimate Fan Games. Want to brush up on this week’s encores right now? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

This Sunday’s Encores Offer Plenty of Awkward Moments for the Sterling Cooper Gang

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During this weekend’s Mad Men encores, look forward to a slew of high-stakes character moments — some entertaining and some downright cringe-worthy. The episodes kick off with Sterling Cooper in the hot seat when celebrity comic Jimmy Barrett compares a client’s wife to the Hindenburg (Season 2, Episode 3 “The Benefactor”); Father Gill offers Peggy a painted Easter egg “for the little one” (Season 2, Episode 4 “Three Sundays”); Don fails a sobriety test and enlists Peggy’s help (Season 2, Episode 5 “The New Girl”); and Duck, while in his office with his children, learns that his ex-wife is remarrying (Season 2, Episode 6 “Maidenform”).

Think you can you keep the events of each episode in order? Test your knowledge of the episodes with the Episode 203, Episode 204, Episode 205 and Episode 206 Ultimate Fan Games. Want to brush up on this week’s encores right now? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

Video – Watch the Latest Better Call Saul Teaser, “Car Wash”

His methods may be dirty, but there’s no reason why his car should be. Check out the latest Better Call Saul teaser, featuring Saul’s signature white Cadillac. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Better Call Saul two-night premiere event on Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9 at 10/9c on AMC.

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It’s All About Secrets During This Sunday’s Round of Mad Men Encores

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The glamor and sheen of Mad Men has always obscured secrets hiding under the surface. When this weekend’s encores resume Sunday morning, some of the show’s juiciest ones will be revealed: Pete discovers Don’s true identity and threatens blackmail (Season 1, Episode 12 “Nixon vs. Kennedy”); Betty realizes Don has been calling her psychiatrist to keep tabs on her (Season 1, Episode 13 “The Wheel”); at the stables, Arthur, an inexperienced, but handsome rider flirts with Betty (Season 2, Episode 1 “For Those Who Think Young”); and after an American Airlines jet crashes and is need of an agency, Roger orders Don to find “a quiet place” to drop Mohawk Airlines (Season 2, Episode 2 “Flight 1″). Oh, what a wonderfully wicked web Mad Men weaves.

Think you can you keep track of it all? Test your knowledge of the episodes with the Episode 112, Episode 113, Episode 201 and Episode 202 Ultimate Fan Games. Then, see how well you’ve been keeping track of the events of the first season with the Season 1 Ultimate Fan Game. Can’t connect all the dots? Check out the Mad Men Episode Guide for full recaps, season overviews, cast interviews, trivia quizzes, photos and more.

Mad Men encores air Sundays at 6AM/5c.

Video – Watch Two All-New Better Call Saul Teasers, “Clean Shirts Dirty Lawyer” and “Mug”

‘Tis the season for giving, and AMC has a treat for Saul fans… two all-new Better Call Saul teasers, highlighting two more reasons to love Saul Goodman: his signature colorful dress shirts and his choice of coffee mug. Check them out below, and be sure to mark your calendars for the Better Call Saul two-night premiere event on Sunday, February 8 and Monday, February 9 at 10/9c on AMC.

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Hell on Wheels Q&A – Ken Wills and Justin Onofriechuk (Prop Masters)

HOW-Prop-Masters-Ken-Justin-325Ken Wills and Justin Onofriechuk, Prop Masters for AMC’s Hell on Wheels, talk about replicating authentic props and the gun Ruth used to shoot Sidney Snow in Episode 410.

Q: Season 4 includes a number of new sets, including the casino, the Palmer hotel, the railroad office, and the Cheyenne Leader office. Were there any sets that were especially challenging to provide props for?

KW: I think the printing press was the biggest challenge this year, and that was a matter of having to show the actors who were working in there how to run it. We had to teach Jennifer Ferrin (Louise), and she was brilliant. We taught her once, and that’s all it took.

JO: I personally got lucky because Ken had already established that set, so I ran away from it as far as I could. [Laughs] I walked in and everything was set up for me. My favorite set was the casino because it had all the liquor in it. I enjoy doing food scenes, and a lot of props guys don’t. I enjoy serving the food, having the food look good, and watching the people actually enjoy it.

Q: Talk a little about the press. Where did you find it?

KW: We were lucky enough to have some help. Pieces were found from museums and all over the U.S. It’s original stuff.

Q: Are there any other notable props on any of the sets that fans should be sure to notice?

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Hell on Wheels Q&A – Carol Case (Costume Designer)

HOW-Carol-Case-Costume-Designer-325Carol Case, Costume Designer for AMC’s Hell on Wheels, talks about designing costumes for newcomer John Campbell and what her own 19th century attire would look like.

Q: How much have the looks of series regulars needed to change over the course of four seasons?

A: Quite a bit, actually. A lot has happened to everybody. Everybody has gone through a certain evolution depending on their status in their community or what’s happened to them. I think The Swede would be the most obvious one. He’s gone, quite drastically, up and down and has had both good and bad fortune. That’s affected the costumes a lot. Eva is a fairly good example, too. She’s gone from being at the bottom of the bottom to being a wife, then a mother, then a widow; and she’s now moving into a more independent look for herself that is her own, as opposed to the look of a mother or prostitute.

Q: Talk a little bit about The Swede’s evolution.

A: The Swede’s look was so good at the beginning of the show that we wanted to keep him in that world, but he’s a man of many disguises. He’s like a coyote, like in the Native American lore, or a chameleon. We tried to make him blend into the environment that he’s in and still give us an edge and show that he isn’t all that he appears to be. Chris [Heyerdahl] is a great actor to work with because he’s willing to put in effort and make it a special thing. We’ve done a lot of fittings and talking and we try to keep him in dark colors. This last season, because he spent time as a Mormon, his costume didn’t evolve too much, but at the end, we do find him going back towards his original look.

Q: After multiple seasons, does it get easier or harder to design for the series regulars? Do they get any input into their attire?
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