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.

Norman Reedus Discusses Beth’s Death With TV Guide; LA Mag Talks Dead‘s Fashion

the-walking-dead-episode-507-tyreese-coleman-daryl-reedus-325This week, Norman Reedus discusses Beth’s death with TV Guide, while Los Angeles Magazine talks about The Walking Dead‘s influence on fashion trends. Plus, Metro looks at Season 5′s biggest shocks. Read on for more:

• Norman Reedus tells TV Guide.com that, in the wake of Beth’s death, Daryl is “full of grief at this moment and he’ll probably shut down a bit.”

Los Angeles Magazine takes note of The Walking Dead‘s influence on this season’s trends, even though the show “seems an unlikely source of inspiration for fashion.”

Metro ranks the biggest shocks of Season 5 so far, from Bob’s leg being eaten to Morgan’s return.
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Boston.com Deems Carol One of TV’s Best Characters; New Teaser Creates Buzz

the-walking-dead-episode-502-carol-mcbride-325x200This week, Boston.com deems Carol one of TV’s top characters, while the newest teaser creates buzz at TheWrapTime and more. Plus, The Walking Dead is honored with multiple make-up and special effects award nominations. Read on for more:

Boston.com counts Carol as one of TV’s top characters, citing “Melissa McBride’s astonishing transformation of once-meek Carol into the cold-bloodedly decisive woman of action.”

• TheWrap checks out the new Season 5 teaser, which proclaims, “Surviving together is all that matters.” Time notes the trailer doesn’t have any plot spoilers, but “rest assured: there’s plenty of drama and mayhem ahead in Season 5,” while TV Guide describes the trailer as “heartfelt.” Cinema Blend observes that “it is oddly comforting to see Rick and his people reunited… even if they all look pretty unhappy…” USA Today declares, “Looks like the group’s not out of the woods yet, figuratively and literally.”

• The Los Angeles Times reports that The Walking Dead received two nominations from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild for the “TV and New Media Series Contemporary Make-Up” category and the “TV and New Media Series Special Make-Up Effects” category.
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Forbes Lists Dead Among Best TV of 2014; TODAY Awaits Midseason Return

the-walking-dead-episode-508-cast-maggie-cohan-glenn-yeunn-abraham-cudlitz-michonne-gurira-325This week, Forbes and others consider The Walking Dead one of the best things about 2014, while TODAY awaits the Feb. 8 midseason premiere. Plus, the show is up for one of the U.K.’s National Television Awards. Read on for more:

Forbes considers The Walking Dead one of 2014′s top series, calling “The Grove” the “best hour in the show’s history and one of those singular episodes that will be remembered for decades, a Sophie’s Choice of the Post-Apocalypse.”

Under the Radar‘s top TV show of 2014 is The Walking Dead, which is credited for “delivering, hands-down, some of the best entertainment of the year.”

• TODAY is looking forward to The Walking Dead‘s Feb. 8 return, when ” Rick, Daryl and the rest of our beloved, bloody bunch will start taking down walkers again.”

• The Independent reports that The Walking Dead is up for one of Britain’s National Television Awards in the multichannel category.

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Midseason Premiere Poster Revealed

the-walking-dead-season-5-B-poster-560-431What does the second half of Season 5 of The Walking Dead have in store for the Rick and the group? The official poster may hold a clue: The new artwork features the survivors heading down a deserted street where Abraham’s note lies on the pavement, eluding to “a new world.” So this begs the question: Where will they go next with Washington D.C. no longer an option? To find out, tune in to the Midseason Premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday, February 8 at 9/8c on AMC.

Click here to see a larger version of the poster.

BBQ Bob Named EW‘s Most Shocking TV Moment; E! Calls Dead TV Winner

the-walking-dead-502-bob-lawrence-gareth-west-325This week, BBQ Bob is named Entertainment Weekly‘s most shocking TV moment, while E! Online calls The Walking Dead one of the TV winners in 2014. Plus, the drama is hailed as the best show on TV by several publications. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly‘s most shocking TV moment of 2014 is when Bob discovers that Gareth and the Termites are eating his leg. The scene from season 4, in which Carol tells Lizzie to “look at the flowers” ranked as one of the year’s Most Memorable.

E! Online names The Walking Dead, which “has managed to break its own insane ratings record, with the season five premiere attracting 17.3 million viewers, the show’s highest ratings ever,” one of TV 2014′s winners.

The Hollywood Reporter‘s year-end list of the top 10 shows includes The Walking Dead, saying ”this creatively underappreciated existential zombie series has always been greater than its gore.”
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Ten Ways to Get Ready for The Walking Dead New Year’s Marathon

the-walking-dead-new-years-even-marathon-560Need an exciting way to ring in the new year? How about a full-series marathon of The Walking Dead? Beginning on Tue., Dec. 30, at 9AM/8c AMC will air every single episode of the series back-to-back. Ring in the New Year with the Dixon brothers in Episode 310, “Home,” then stay up late on January 3rd for the Season 5 Midseason Finale, “Coda” at 5AM/4c. Can’t wait to get started? Here are ten ways to do just that…

1. Watch the cast and crew discuss what lies ahead for Rick’s group in a look at the final episodes of Season 5.

2. Go inside the series with behind-the-scenes videos from every episode, then check out behind-the-scenes photos from Season 5.

3. Browse interactive content for Seasons 4 & 5 with The Walking Dead Story Sync.
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Andrew Lincoln Talks to TV Guide; Norman Reedus Chats With THR

the-walking-dead-508-rick-lincoln-daryl-reedus-2-325This week, Andrew Lincoln talks to TV Guide about the possible fate of Father Gabriel, while Norman Reedus discusses Daryl’s mental state with The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, The Wall Street Journal ranks the “Tainted Meat” scene as one of the best TV moments of 2014. Read on for more:

TV Guide asks Andrew Lincoln and Scott Gimple whether Father Gabriel will stay with the group.

• Asked by The Hollywood Reporter about Beth’s death, Norman Reedus replies, “I think it puts him into a depression.”

The Wall Street Journal‘s best TV moments of the year includes when “Gareth had a few human-flesh recipes up his sleeve and tried one out on Bob.”
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NY Times Lists The Walking Dead Among Year’s Best Shows; Scott Gimple Talks Rick With THR

the-walking-dead-episode-507-rick-lincoln-2-325This week, The Walking Dead is one of The New York Times‘ best shows, while Scott Gimple talks about Rick with The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, MTV names Daryl the year’s best TV character. Read on for more:

The New York Times considers The Walking Dead one of the year’s best shows, noting, “Five seasons in, Robert Kirkman and the other writers and producers of AMC’s huge hit zombie thriller somehow keep us caring about their motley band of survivors.”

• Is Rick too far gone? The Hollywood Reporter gets some answers from Scott Gimple, such as his revelation that Rick “simply isn’t going to take any chances anymore.”

MTV considers Daryl Dixon the year’s number one best TV character, noting that he “isn’t just the show’s resident badass warrior with a crossbow, he’s also the beating heart of the group.” Carol, noted for her “progression from zombie-bait B-character to certified badass-slash-acting powerhouse,” and Gareth – “a great villain” – also make the list.
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The Walking Dead Video – A Look Ahead at the Final Episodes of Season 5

the-walking-dead-season-5-daryl-reedus-560With the explosive Midseason Finale of The Walking Dead in the books, fans are undoubtedly wondering what they can expect when their favorite series returns on Sunday, February 8 at 9/8c. In this new video interview, The Walking Dead‘s cast and producers discuss what lies ahead for the survivors. Check out the video now to hear from stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and the rest of the cast, as well as Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, who teases “a huge change for the situation” of Rick’s group in the back half of Season 5.

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

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