This week, The Washington Post previews 4th and Loud, which premieres Aug. 12, while TheWrap showcases a trailer with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and the LA KISS players. Plus, Gene Simmons tells Zap2it that 4th and Loud will put arena football on the map. Read on for more:
• KISS’s Paul Stanley says of 4th and Loud that viewers are “going to meet some very, very interesting characters and stars in their own right that we want to come to the forefront,” according to The Washington Post.
• TheWrap features a 4th and Loud clip of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, where “the self-proclaimed kings of the night time world (and rock-related marketing) whip their players into a frenzy.”
• Zap2it reports that Gene Simmons is intent on putting arena football on the map via 4th and Loud, saying, “We’re the Tiger Woods of golf. Before Tiger Woods, nobody cared about golf.”
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AMC announced today from Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA the premiere of The Walking Dead season five on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT. As in previous seasons, the series’ fifth season of 16 episodes will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 12 and the final eight episodes returning February 2015. Following The Walking Dead will be the season premieres of AMC’s unscripted series Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10pm ET/PT and Comic Book Men at midnight ET/PT. Internationally, The Walking Dead will return to audiences in 125+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally.
“From the opening tease in the premiere onward, season 5 is without question the most ambitious and satisfying season this amazing team has ever crafted” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “In the zombie apocalypse, event television is alive and well, and I am proud to acknowledge that this uniquely talented writing staff, production team and cast have once again raised the bar (and the crossbow).”
The season premieres of The Walking Dead, Talking Dead and Comic Book Men will coincide with AMC’s Zombie Apocalypse Week, from Monday, October 6 through Sunday, October 12, as well as the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest. Celebrating its 18th year, AMC Fearfest will feature themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Friday, October 17 through Friday, October 31.
Today at 12:20pm PT is AMC’s The Walking Dead Comic-Con panel event, moderated by Hardwick, and season five trailer premiere in Hall H. Following the event, the trailer can be viewed here.
At AMC’s The Walking Dead booth (#4237), fans can stop by to take photos of themselves within a recreation of Terminus, the infamous setting from the season four finale, in which Rick and his group are currently being held captive. Also at AMC’s booth, from 1:50 – 2:50pm PT, there will be an autograph signing with the cast and executive producers.
Also on Friday, July 25 from 6:35 – 8:10pm PT in Hall H Kevin Smith will reveal a new video and discuss the fourth season of his unscripted series Comic Book Men, during his annual Comic-Con panel.
AMC today announced a straight-to-series order for the martial arts drama Badlands (working title). Badlands joins The Walking Dead and the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul as AMC’s only straight-to-series orders.
Badlands is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.
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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced this morning the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, recognizing AMC with 26 nominations, making it the only cable network to ever garner two series nominations in the best drama category for three consecutive years. In addition, AMC is the only cable network (tied with HBO) to garner double nominations in the drama series category five times.
Mad Men, which reigns as the only television series in cable history to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series four years in row (2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011), continues to be the most Emmy® nominated basic drama series on television with a total of 105 nominations. Mad Men is also the only cable series to ever receive seven consecutive nominations for Outstanding Drama. This year the series garnered eight nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Jon Hamm, Outstanding Supporting Actress for Christina Hendricks and Outstanding Guest Actor for Robert Morse. The series also received multiple nominations for Outstanding Art Direction, Outstanding Costumes, Outstanding Hair Styling and Outstanding Makeup. (Click here to read more about Mad Men‘s nominations.)
AMC’s Breaking Bad garnered the most Outstanding Drama Series nominations for Basic Cable and the most nominations in the series’ history with 16, including three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston for Lead Actor, two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul for Outstanding Supporting Actor and a second consecutive nomination for Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Vince Gilligan was nominated for Outstanding Directing and Writing for the Season 5, Episode 16, “Felina” and Moira Walley-Beckett was nominated for Outstanding Writing for the Season 5, Episode 14, “Ozymandias.” The series also garnered nominations for Michael Slovis for Outstanding Cinematography as well as nominations for Casting, Single Camera Picture Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Makeup and Prosthetic Makeup. (Click here to read more about Breaking Bad‘s nominations.)
The Walking Dead received two nominations, including Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Sound Editing. (Click here to read more about The Walking Dead‘s nominations.)
The tallies for nominations by show are:
- Breaking Bad = 16 nominations
- Mad Men = 8 nominations
- The Walking Dead = 2 nominations
“It’s wonderfully gratifying to see programming about which we, at AMC, are so passionate — Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead – recognized by Academy Members, especially in such an enormously competitive environment,” said Charlie Collier, President of AMC. “That Breaking Bad and Mad Men are two of the six nominees in the Outstanding Drama category- Breaking Bad with an opportunity to defend last year’s win, for its historic final eight episodes, and Mad Men nominated for the seventh year in a row having won four times in the past; we’re humbled and appreciative. We are also so appreciative and proud of the individual nominations for the actors, writers, directors and creative professionals who have made these unforgettable shows so unique. We are thankful Academy members have honored these series with these nominations.”
For a complete list of AMC’s Emmy nominations, check out the Television Academy’s press release here.
The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, August 25 at 8/7c on NBC.
Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Ghostbusters.
Ghostbusters II came out 5 years later, reuniting all of the main cast. It was also a box office success.
Ivo Shandor, the architect of Dana’s building, was the main villain in Ghostbusters: The Video Game, released in 2009. The whole cast lent their voices to the game. Dan Aykroyd called it “essentially the third movie.”
Ecto-1 was going to stay painted black, but they realized that it would not be visible at night. They decided to go for a more comedic approach and paint it white with red trim.
Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Ocean’s Eleven.
In 1963, the year Brad Pitt was born, Carl Reiner won an Emmy for his writing on The Dick Van Dyke Show. As of 2014, Reiner has won nine Emmy Awards for acting, writing and producing.
Steven Soderbergh and Julia Roberts won Oscars while filming this movie. He won Best Director for Traffic and she won Best Actress for Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich. Continue reading “Story Notes for Ocean’s Eleven” »
This week, Peter Gould told the NY Daily News that Better Call Saul has a flexible timeline that could feature Walter White, while Vulture reports that Vince Gilligan is joining the executive team as co-showrunner. Plus, The Sacramento Bee is “more than ready” for more Bob Odenkirk. Read on for more:
• Co-Showrunner Peter Gould spoke with the NY Daily News to say that Better Call Saul will have a flexible timeline that could take place before, during and after the events of Breaking Bad and that being able to work with two seasons “gives us a much bigger canvas to play with.” It also means a potential return of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Business Insider, The Celebrity Cafe, Cinema Blend, The Huffington Post and WhoSay also report on the interview.
• Vulture lauds Better Call Saul’s second season renewal before it’s premiere date in 2015 and adds that Vince Gilligan is joining Peter Gould to co-run the show. “Is it 2015 yet?” Vulture asks. The Dallas Morning News, Frontiers LA, The Loop, and the Star Tribune also report on the news of Better Call Saul’s second season.
• The Sacramento Bee laments that Better Call Saul is being pushed back to 2015, but is “more than ready to watch a show that’s all about [Bob Odenkirk].”
Kick off the long holiday weekend by staying out of the water: On Wednesday, July 2 beginning at 10AM/9c, you can catch all four movies in the Jaws franchise during Jaws-a-Thon on AMC. Plus, more Jaws fun online will make you appreciate your time on dry land even more…
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Weeknights during prime time on AMC, you can catch Story Notes — real time trivia and facts about your favorite movies! Below is the online version of the Story Notes for Meet the Fockers.
Jack’s RV is a customized Fleetwood Pace Arrow. Three of them were given to the production. One was sawed in half so that there would be room for the cameras to film the interior scenes.
Bernie’s license plate says “TMI,” short for “too much information.” Continue reading “Story Notes for Meet the Fockers” »
Didn’t get a chance to catch Morgue’s bed of razors stunt or watch Jessa the Bearded Lady break a world record? If want to re-watch all of this season’s freaky moments, or even if you’ve never seen Freakshow before, you’re in luck: Full episodes of Season 2 are now available on amc.com, now through July 22.