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.



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

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Norman Reedus Talks to TV Guide; CarterMatt, Zap2it Extol Melissa McBride

the-walking-dead-episode-508-carol-mcbride-B-325This week, Norman Reedus talks to TV Guide about the Daryl/Rick dynamic, while CarterMatt and Zap2it extol Melissa McBride’s performance. Plus, The Walking Dead wins a SAG award nomination. Read on for more:

• Norman Reedus tells TV Guide that Daryl has Rick’s back, saying, “Daryl always has Rick in his peripheral vision. Always.”

CarterMatt nominates Melissa McBride for best drama actor because she turned Carol “into quite possibly the series’ most captivating and interesting character. She is deeply sympathetic, but at the same time awesome like an action hero.”

• According to VultureThe Walking Dead has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award in the category of Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
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The Walking Dead Nabs Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination

The-Walking-Dead-Season-5-Key-Art-325x200Today the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominees for the 21st Annual SAG awards and The Walking Dead was honored with a nomination for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series for the second straight year.

The Walking Dead team will face stiff competition for the award, competing in the category against the 2014 winner, HBO’s Game of Thrones, as well as FOX’s 24: Live Another Day, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Showtime’s Homeland and FX’s Sons of Anarachy.

The SAG Awards will air live Jan. 25 at 8/7c on TBS and TNT from the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles.

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

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Norman Reedus, Emily Kinney on Midseason Finale; TheWrap Celebrates Morgan’s Return

the-walking-dead-episode-508-rick-lincoln-daryl-reedus-carol-mcbride-325This week, Norman Reedus and Emily Kinney discuss the midseason finale, while TheWrap and Entertainment Weekly are excited by the reappearance of Morgan. Plus, The Washington Post, TV Guide Magazine and Vox applaud The Walking Dead. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly asks Norman Reedus about the rest of Season 5 and he says, “You see us in a very different circumstance and it becomes very desperate. And there’s a false level of security that really messes with everyone.”

• Emily Kinney, interviewed by TVLine, says that Beth “started to become fearless, like, ‘I could die at any moment! Whatever!’ She would rather be the person she wants to be, strong and fighting for herself, then play the game. She didn’t have anything to lose.” Kinney also talks to Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, Access Hollywood and The Daily Beast.

• Morgan returns in the midseason finale, and TheWrap notes, “Despite only a few appearances, Lennie James remains one of the most enduring and popular guest stars” on the show. Entertainment Weekly highlights Morgan’s reappearance too, calling it “a welcome surprise.”
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The Walking Dead Q&A – Seth Gilliam (Gabriel Stokes)

The-Walking-Dead-Season-5-Gabriel-Gilliam-325Seth Gilliam, who plays Gabriel Stokes on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about killing his first walker on set and Andrew Lincoln‘s superhuman commitment to the show.

Q: You actually didn’t know you were reading for the part of Father Gabriel during your audition. When were you told who you would be playing? Did you have any guesses beforehand?

A: I didn’t have any guesses beforehand. I was told about a week before I came down to start shooting. I started with a blank slate. I didn’t know anything about the character and just went off of what was on the page.

Q: Have you found any similarities between you and your character as you get to know him?

A: With every character that you play, you try to find what [characteristics] like you are in them and hopefully there’s a little something to use. I think there are some qualities in Father Gabriel that we share, but I imagine he exorcised those before all of the wonderful walkers came along.

Q: When we first meet Gabriel, it’s clear he isn’t fit for fighting off a walker. How do you think you’d fare against one?
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Video – Talking Dead Episode 508 Highlights and Bonus Scene Featuring Emily Kinney (Beth) and Robert Kirkman


Want more Talking Dead? Watch these exclusive video highlights and a bonus scene featuring Chris Hardwick and his guests, Emily Kinney (Beth), Robert Kirkman and Keegan-Michael Key.

Bonus Scene: Talking Dead: Episode 508
Keegan-Michael Key chooses which character from the show he’d want on his team during the apocalypse; Emily Kinney talks about Beth and Daryl‘s friendship; while Robert Kirkman discusses Rick‘s shifted morality.

Highlights: Episode 508: Talking Dead: Beth’s Journey
Emily Kinney talks about her experiences playing Beth and what it was like shooting Episode 508.

Click here to see photos from the Midseason Finale of Talking Dead.

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Norman Reedus Previews Midseason Finale to THR; Chad Coleman Takes EW Pop Culture Test

the-walking-dead-episode-507-tyreese-coleman-daryl-reedus-325This week, Norman Reedus previews the midseason finale to The Hollywood Reporter, while Chad L. Coleman takes Entertainment Weekly‘s Pop Culture Personality Test. Plus, Gale Anne Hurd talks to IGN. Read on for more:

• Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Norman Reedus likens the midseason finale to “the difference between a really hard rock Led Zeppelin song and a really soft one. There are those two opposites that get blended in before the midseason ends.”

• Chad L. Coleman takes Entertainment Weekly‘s Pop Culture Personality Test and reveals that Shrek is the movie that scared him even though it wasn’t supposed to.

IGN asks Gale Anne Hurd about Sasha being duped by the police prisoner and she says that he “really knew how to play her like a violin, because if you find that someone does have compassion and wants to do the right thing, that makes that person vulnerable.”
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The Walking Dead Q&A – Josh McDermitt (Eugene)

the-walking-dead-episode-505-eugene-porter-325Josh McDermitt, who plays Eugene on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about embracing his mullet and keeping his character’s secret.

Q: Tara calls Eugene’s mullet a “source of power.” Has it become a part of you?

A: It has absolutely become a part of me, not just Eugene. I feel naked without it at this point. They’ve let my hair grow out so it kind of looks like I have a baby mullet. I can’t get away from Eugene.

Q: Eugene’s no good at killing walkers. How would you fare during a zombie apocalypse? Could you take care of yourself?

A: I would like to think that I would be an epic bad ass – someone like Daryl or Abraham – but I actually feel I would be worse than Eugene. A lot of people have this perception of how they would be in certain situations because they would never experience those situations. I’m slowly coming to the realization that I would just be the biggest pussy in the world.

Q: Eugene tells the others he’s smarter than everyone and a good liar. If you were to choose two attributes to describe yourself, which would they be?
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Talking Dead Airs This Sunday 10/9c With Guests Robert Kirkman, Keegan-Michael Key and a Surprise Cast Member

the-walking-dead-kirkman-325This Sunday at 10/9c, AMC’s live The Walking Dead after show Talking Dead airs at 10/9c — immediately following The Walking Dead Midseason Finale, “Coda.” Joining host Chris Hardwick this week will be The Walking Dead‘s Executive Producer/Writer, Robert Kirkman, comedian Keegan-Michael Key and a surprise The Walking Dead cast member. They’ll be taking questions live during the broadcast, so go to TalkingDead.com and submit a video question. 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 Midseason Finale at 9/8c on AMC.

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