Create Your Very Own The Walking Dead Apocalypse With the Build the Dead Giveaway

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To celebrate The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale this Sunday, AMC and McFarlane Toys are teaming up for the Build the Dead giveaway, offering you the chance to win an official The Walking Dead Building Set. Recreate your favorite moments from AMC’s iconic series with realistic sculptures, iconic environments and a slew of beloved characters and walkers. Each prize pack includes the following playsets: Daryl Dixon with his chopper, The Governor’s room, the Prison Tower and the Prison Gate and Fence. Prize packs also include Daryl Dixon, Michonne, The Governor, Carl Grimes, Sophia Walker, Michonne’s Pet Walker and two Herd Walker action figures; as well as an autographed picture of Todd McFarlane. To enter, follow The Walking Dead on Twitter and be on the look-out for a tweet announcing the contest this Sunday.

The Walking Dead 90-minute Season 5 Finale airs this Sunday at 9/8c on AMC.

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Talking Dead Airs This Sunday 10:30/9:30c With Guests Scott Gimple, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride and a Surprise Cast Member

talking-dead-episode-316-daryl-reedus-325This Sunday, AMC’s live The Walking Dead after show Talking Dead airs at a special time, 10:30/9:30c — immediately following the 90-minute Season Finale of The Walking Dead. Joining host Chris Hardwick this week will be Norman Reedus (Daryl), Melissa McBride (Carol), Showrunner/Writer/Executive Producer Scott Gimple and a surprise cast member. They’ll be taking questions live during the broadcast, so go to TalkingDead.com and submit your questions. Then, during the episode, go to talkingdead.com/playdead on your phone, tablet or computer to answer questions posed during the show. The results will be broadcast and discussed on the show in real time! You can also submit video questions for the Season Finale.

Come back to TalkingDead.com the next day to check out exclusive video and photos from the episode.

Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10:30/9:30c immediately following the 90-Minute Season Finale of The Walking Dead at 9/8c on AMC.

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Video – Meet the New Characters of TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2

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The two-hour season premiere of TURN: Washington’s Spies is just a few weeks away. Season 2 will feature a few new faces, including infamous traitor Benedict Arnold, alluring socialite Peggy Shippen, and mysterious new Culper Ring recruit Robert Townsend. Season 2 will also provide a closer look at General George Washington as both a man and a leader. Check out The New Characters of TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 2 video now for never-before-seen footage and commentary from the cast and creators. Then watch the latest Season 2 trailer, “American Crisis.”

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Season 2 of TURN: Washington’s Spies debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, April 13 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Video – Talking Dead Episode 515 Highlights and Bonus Scene Featuring Chandler Riggs, Gale Anne Hurd and Yvette Nicole Brown

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Want more Talking Dead? Watch these exclusive video highlights and a bonus scene featuring Chris Hardwick and his guests, Chandler Riggs (Carl), Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Bonus Scene: Talking Dead: Episode 515
Chandler Riggs analyzes Michonne‘s impact on Carl, Gale Anne Hurd explains how she would run Alexandria, while Yvette Nicole Brown discusses Sasha’s current state of mind.
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Highlights: Episode 515: Talking Dead: Working With Babies
Chandler Riggs discusses what it’s like working with the child actors that play Judith.
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Click here to see photos from the latest episode of Talking Dead.

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Ten Ways to Get Ready for the 90-Minute The Walking Dead Season 5 Finale This Sunday, 9/8c

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The Walking Dead 90-minute Season 5 Finale airs this Sunday, March 29 at 9/8c on AMC. Will Rick and the Alexandrians find a way to live together, or will the promise of a safe and secure home once again prove illusory? You’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out. Until then, here are ten ways to gear up for the last episode of the season.

1. Catch up with a full Season 5 marathon starting Saturday, March 28 at 8/7c and culminating with the Season 5 finale at 9/8c on Sunday (You can also binge on full recent episodes at amc.com.)

2. Watch a sneak peek video of this Sunday’s Season 5 Finale, “Conquer.”

3. Explore Alexandria with a 360° interactive tour of the survivors’ new home.

4. Relive past episodes of The Walking Dead by browsing Story Sync, then log on for the Season 5 Finale this Sunday at 9PM ET/PT to play along with The Walking Dead composer Bear McCreary in real time while the episode airs.
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Better Call Saul Q&A – Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler)

better-call-saul-season-1-character-portrait-kim-seehorn-325Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim Wexler on AMC’s Better Call Saul, talks about Kim’s relationships with Jimmy and Howard and getting a pedicure from Bob Odenkirk.

Q: You’ve mentioned being a huge fan of Bob Odenkirk since his days on Mr. Show. How did you react when you found out you were going to have the opportunity to work with him?

A: I auditioned with him with the scene in Episode 103 where he wakes me up in the middle of the night. It was exciting. I was certainly nervous at first, but everybody in the room had an energy of “we can’t wait for you to be great.” I was overjoyed to get to work with him. I’ve been a huge fan of his, and I just think he’s one of the funniest, smartest writers and, at that time, sketch performers. I started to see more and more of the depth and breadth of his work. That guy is amazing!

Q: How did you and Bob approach developing the rapport between Jimmy and Kim? There’s obviously chemistry and a shared history between them, but that history is being revealed very slowly — does that make portraying their relationship harder?

A: It’s a joy to play, because all of our amazing writers and directors are writing this relationship with deep intimacy, love and history. They’re not making it this thing that you can label. It’s not black and white, and I don’t think the most interesting relationships are. I find that great. It’s not hard to play what’s there. Kim is very much a character where what she doesn’t say is also what she says. I’m given space, and Bob is so great to rehearse with. We do the scenes a ton of different ways to find that organic roller coaster ride to take to all the places the scene will go.

Q: Kim also has an unusual relationship with her boss, Howard. He seems to view her as a protégée, but is also quick to give her the cold shoulder when she loses the Kettlemans as a client in Episode 107. How would you describe their relationship?

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Video – Behind the Scenes of TURN: Washington’s Spies: Art to Image

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What goes into making a historical production like TURN: Washington’s Spies come to life? Watch the behind-the-scenes video “Art to Image” to find out how an entire revolutionary world was recreated, featuring insights from some of television’s hardest-working crew members, including Production Designer Caroline Hanania, Costume Designer Donna Zakowska, and Property Master Kelly Farrah.

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Season 2 of TURN: Washington’s Spies debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, April 13 at 9/8c on AMC.

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TURN: Washington’s Spies Q&A – Kelly Farrah (Property Master)

turn-washingtons-spies-kelly-farrah-325Kelly Farrah, Property Master for AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies, talks about some of the props that were built from scratch for the series and hunting down an original coin from 1605.

Q: As the show’s property master, what are your first steps when you receive a script?

A: I go through it and find everything that’s mentioned in particular. If somebody reads a letter, eats a meal, fires a gun, looks at a map, or anything like that, that’s my responsibility. I also find incidental things that aren’t in the script — all of the unseen items you have to take into account, too. For example, every time you’re dealing with a soldier, there are muskets and things like that. Then you get them or make them or do whatever you have to do to obtain the items.

Q: How challenging was it to find period-specific props? Were there any you had a lot of trouble finding or were unable to find at all?

A: If you’re a historical type of prop master, which I have always been, you have a general idea of where to get things from. A lot of items are still made for reenactors, and there’s a lot of original stuff out there still. Sometimes you look online and see something interesting, but don’t realize how hard it is to actually find.

Q: What are some examples of props that had to be built from scratch for the show? Which took the longest to create? Which were the most satisfying to build?

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Talking Dead Airs This Sunday 10/9c With Guests Chandler Riggs, Gale Anne Hurd and Yvette Nicole Brown

talking-dead-episode-403-gale-anne-hurd-325This Sunday at 10/9c, AMC’s live The Walking Dead after show Talking Dead airs at 10/9c — immediately following The Walking Dead Episode 515, “Try.” Joining host Chris Hardwick this week will be Chandler Riggs (Carl), Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd and comedienne Yvette Nicole Brown. They’ll be taking questions live during the broadcast, so go to TalkingDead.com and submit your questions. Then, during the episode, go to talkingdead.com/playdead on your phone, tablet or computer to answer questions posed during the show. The results will be broadcast and discussed on the show in real time! You can also submit video questions for the Season Finale.

Come back to TalkingDead.com the next day to check out exclusive video and photos from the episode.

Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10/9c immediately following a brand new episode of The Walking Dead at 9/8c on AMC.

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Q&A – Doug Brod (Editor-in-Chief, TV Guide Magazine and TVInsider.com)

mad-men-season-7-tv-guide-cover-325x464Doug Brod, Editor in Chief of TV Guide Magazine and TVInsider.com, talks about Mad Men‘s impact on television history; working on a special cover for the publication; and how he’s similar to Roger Sterling.

Q: Do you remember watching the pilot episode? What were your predictions when you saw it? Did you think the show was going to become the phenomenon it’s become?

A: I actually caught up with the show after it had already become a phenomenon. People had told me about the show and knew that I really love that era and depictions of that era – Manhattan, Madison Avenue, advertising – I just love that milieu. I finally caught up with the first three seasons on DVD that I borrowed from a friend and then I began watching the show live with Season 4.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about the era?

A: Totally, superficially, I love the clothing. [Laughs] I love the way the guys dress, I love the cars. I was born in the ‘60s, so I remember a little bit from my very early life. I really like the way things looked back then.

Q: How do you think Mad Men has evolved over the years, and what do you think are some of the influences it’s had on television history?

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