Video – Talking Dead Episode 502 Bonus Scene and Highlights Featuring Chad L. Coleman

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Want more Talking Dead? Watch these exclusive video highlights and a bonus scene from the latest episode, featuring Chris Hardwick and his guests, Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese) and Breaking Bad‘s Matt Jones.

Talking Dead: Highlights: Episode 502: Rick vs. Abraham
Chad L. Coleman, Matt Jones and Chris Hardwick discuss the tension between Rick and Abraham.
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Talking Dead: Bonus Scene: Episode 502
Chad L. Coleman discusses the showdown between Tyreese and Martin; Matt Jones shares his number one rule for scavenging during the apocalypse; while Chris Hardwick takes fan questions about Morgan‘s return and the loss of Michonne‘s katana.
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Click here to see photos from this week’s episode of Talking Dead.

An all-new episode of Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10/9c immediately following The Walking Dead on AMC.

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Celebrate Halloween With Killer Costumes From The Walking Dead Official Store

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This Halloween, it’s haunt or be haunted, and ShopTheWalkingDead.com has everything you need to go out and stalk the living. To honor the most frightening month of the year and celebrate the return of Season 5, the official The Walking Dead store is stocked with gory gear, party paraphernalia and character costumes. Items include Walker wear, a Rick Grimes costume bundle, Walker costume makeup and Zombie masks. To prepare you for your Halloween bash, you can also pick up pint glasses, decorations, video games and even a dartboard.

Click here to visit The Walking Dead Official Store.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.

Scott Gimple Discusses Morgan With EW, THR; Season 5 Premiere Shatters Records

the-walking-dead-episode-501-carol-mcbride-325This week, Scott Gimple discusses Morgan’s presence with both Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter, while the ratings for the Season 5 premiere were impressive on every level. Plus, Robert Kirkman teases the next episode, “Strangers.” Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly talks to Scott Gimple about Morgan’s appearance in the season opener and how “it does seem like he is following something, like he’s walking towards something, that it’s the start of something.” Gimple also tells The Hollywood Reporter, “There’s a Morgan story to tell. It’s the beginning of something, but I’m not going to say what it is, or how involved it is.”

• The Season 5 premiere ratings set a new record, according to Vulture, with 17.3 million viewers, 11 million of whom fell into the 18 to 49 demographic. Entertainment Weekly adds that the show was the most talked-about episode ever, with more than 1.32 million tweets, and is also “one of the only shows in Twitter history to take up all 10 trending topics in the U.S. at once.” The New York Times notes that the show “shattered its own previous record as the most-watched drama in cable television history.”

• Robert Kirkman teases the next episode to Entertainment Weekly, saying that “we’re possibly going to meet some new people, and we’re going to see a new iconic location that’s a big deal in the comics, so that’s some juicy spoilers right there, right? And, uh, and everyone dies.”
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The Walking Dead Q&A – Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes)

TWD-S5-501-Andrew-Rick-325Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on AMC’s The Walking Dead, shares his thoughts on Terminus and his experience filming the neck bite scene from the Season 4 Finale.

Q: Season 5 opens up with Rick gagged and bound. Having gone through a day (or more) of shooting like that, what tricks did you come up with to stay sane?

A: To stay sane? Rick’s not sane. We’re in a very dark, dangerous place. When we shot that opening sequence with the throat slit, it was so realistic and horrific.

Q: You’ve referred to the premiere as the most action-intense episode yet. Did you undergo any additional training to prepare for it?

A: We just turned up for work and within a couple of days of filming it, we felt like we hadn’t stopped filming since last season. The first time we had the table read, everybody was absolutely thrilled and terrified. We hit the ground running and it was fun. It’s an amazing, violent Escape from New York, but with zombies. This was not an episode where anybody had time to ease in. We just went for it. I think, as a result, it’s incredible. It’s got everything in it.

Q: You’ve mentioned before hating Woodbury, but loving the prison. How do you feel about Terminus?
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Talking Dead Airs This Sunday 10/9c With Guests Chad L. Coleman and Matt Jones

TWD-S5-Tyreese-325This Sunday at 10/9c, AMC’s live The Walking Dead after show Talking Dead airs at 10/9c — immediately after The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 2, “Strangers.” Joining host Chris Hardwick this week will be Tyreese himself — actor Chad L. Coleman — and Breaking Bad‘s Matt Jones (Badger). They’ll be taking questions live during the broadcast, so log on to TalkingDead.com now to submit your queries. Then, during the episode, go to talkingdead.com/playdead on your phone, tablet or computer to answer real-time questions posed during the show. The results will be broadcast and discussed on the show in real time!

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 The Walking Dead premiere at 9/8c on AMC.

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AMC’s The Walking Dead Returns With Highest-Rated Episode In Series History

the-walking-dead-episode-501-rick-lincoln-carl-riggs-560-1The Season 5 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead delivered the highest ratings in series history. The episode was watched by 17.3 million viewers and 11 million adults aged 18-49, increases of 7% and 6%, respectively, over the Season 4 premiere, the previous record-holder. The Walking Dead continues to be the No. 1 show on television among adults 18-49. Last night’s episode outperformed everything else on television in this key demographic, including Sunday Night Football, by over 2.5 million adults 18-49. With time-shifted playback, the Season 5 premiere should exceed 22 million viewers.

“It’s a Dead man’s party. Who could ask for more?” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “Enormous thanks to our friends and executive producers Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero – who also directed last night’s terrific premiere – Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Tom Luse and all of their fellow producers, cast and crew for everything they do to make the #1 show on television such a unique and incredible experience for the fans. The Walking Dead is one of those increasingly rare shows today that can command a live audience not significantly cannibalized by time-shifted viewing. Who would have thought that cannibalized television could be curtailed by cannibal-ized television?”

The previous ratings record for an episode of The Walking Dead was 16.1 million total viewers and 10.4 million viewers 18-49 for the season four premiere, live/same day. With seven days of DVR playback included, the Season 4 premiere delivered 21.1 million total viewers and 13.9 million adults 18-49, becoming the most highly-rated episode in cable television history.

Talking Dead, the live aftershow of The Walking Dead, also enjoyed record ratings last night, as its fourth season premiere on Sunday was the highest-rated premiere in series history with 6.9 million viewers and 4.5 million adults aged 18-49. That is an increase over last year’s premiere of 34% and 35% respectively. Each week, Talking Dead features host Chris Hardwick and fans, actors, producers and other TV enthusiasts discussing that night’s The Walking Dead premiere. The premiere episode featured series’ showrunner and executive producer Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Greg Nicotero and Conan O’Brien.

Watch the full episode of the Season 5 premiere on amc.com.
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Video – Talking Dead Episode 501 Bonus Scene and Highlights Featuring Conan O’Brien

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Want more Talking Dead? Watch these exclusive video highlights and a bonus segment from the latest episode, featuring Chris Hardwick and guests Greg Nicotero, Scott M. Gimple and Conan O’Brien.

Talking Dead: Highlights: Episode 501: Conan’s Survivability
After a live fan vote at amc.com/playdead, Scott M. Gimple, Greg Nicotero and Chris Hardwick discuss whether Conan could survive the apocalypse.
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Talking Dead: Bonus Scene: Episode 501
Greg Nicotero shares the process behind creating the explosion featured during The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere; Conan O’Brien chooses one character he’d hook up with during the apocalypse; while Scott Gimple shares his thoughts on Gareth’s morale.
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Click here to see photos from this week’s episode of Talking Dead.

An all-new episode of Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10/9c immediately following The Walking Dead on AMC.

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere Full Episode Now Streaming Online

the-walking-dead-episode-501-rick-lincoln-560-1The Walking Dead returned to AMC Sunday night with an explosive Season 5 premiere. Missed a minute of the action? Or maybe you just need to take it all in a second time? Either way, you can watch the full episode right now on amc.com with no cable log-in required.

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Don’t miss an all-new episode of The Walking Dead this Sunday at 9/8c on AMC.

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Enter the Dead Carpet Sweeps for a Chance to Attend the Season 6 Premiere in L.A.

The-Walking-Dead-Season-5-Key-Art-560x330Want to attend the Season 6 Premiere in Los Angeles with your friends? AMC is giving you that chance with the Dead Carpet Sweepstakes. Entering is easy: Just tune in to The Walking Dead broadcast every Sunday night at 9/8c, and watch for two code words revealed during the commercial breaks. At the end of the episode, go to amc.com/deadcarpet to submit the code words and enter the sweepstakes. Each week, one lucky winner will receive a The Walking Dead Pro Pinball Machine by Stern Pinball. Then, at the end of the Sweepstakes period on Mon., Dec. 1, there will be 1 grand prize random drawing from all eligible entries received throughout all of the entry periods. The grand prize winner and three guests will be picked to go to next season’s Los Angeles red carpet premiere, where they’ll meet the show’s cast. Round-trip airfare, a two night hotel stay and $500 cash are included. (Please note: The entry period each week closes Mondays at 6AM ET.)

Didn’t win the first week? Don’t worry! A new winner is chosen every Sunday throughout the first half of Season 5.

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The Walking Dead returns this Sunday October 12 9/8c on AMC.

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The Walking Dead Story Sync Returns This Sunday at 9/8c With New Features and Celebrity Guests

The-Walking-Dead-Season-5-Story-Sync-560The Walking Dead returns this Sunday at 9/8c, and with it comes the return of Story Sync. This live, interactive experience immerses you in the world of the show, lets you interact with other fans and re-live tense moments during The Walking Dead‘s premiere broadcast on AMC. See a particularly gruesome kill? Rank it on the “Gore Gauge.” Is Terminus the greatest threat yet to the survivors? Weigh in with Sync’s “Threat Level Meter.”

This Season, Story Sync is introducing all new features, including a results page that gauges your answers, telling you which character you’re most like and whether you would have survived the episode; and “Watch Together,” your chance to play Story Sync with a celebrity guest and see how their answers correspond with your own. Check out Story Sync this Sun., Oct. 12 at 9/8c during The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere, “No Sanctuary.” Simply log on to thewalkingdeadstorysync.com via your tablet, smart phone or Internet browser — or download the Windows 8 The Walking Dead Story Sync app — when you tune in to AMC for the broadcast. The rest will take care of itself.

Click here for The Walking Dead Story Sync.

Having trouble? Make sure that…

• Javascript is enabled on your Internet browser
• Your Internet browser is up to date (Sync will not work in Internet Explorer 6-9)
• You have a strong Internet connection
• Your computer clock is set to the correct time zone
• Your mobile device is not set to private browsing