Watch The Walking Dead Along With Slash This Sunday at 9/8c, Using Story Sync

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What’s better than watching a brand-new episode of The Walking Dead this Sunday at 9/8c? Watching it along with legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. You can do just thanks to “Watch Together,” your chance to play Story Sync with a celebrity guest each week and see how their answers correspond with your own. This week, watch along with Slash during The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 3, “Four Walls and a Roof,” and be sure to test out this season’s 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.

To play Story Sync along with Slash, 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.

Don’t miss Slash on Talking Dead, Sunday at 10/9c, immediately following The Walking Dead.

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Steven Yeun, Michael Cudlitz Chat With EW; TV Guide Talks Cannibals With Andrew J. West

the-walking-dead-episode-502-glenn-yeun-325This week, Steven Yeun and Michael Cudlitz are interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, while TV Guide discusses “Strangers” with Andrew J. West. Plus, Alexandra Breckenridge joins the Season 5 cast. Read on for more:

• Steven Yeun, talking to Entertainment Weekly, says, “I think that’s what’s cool is Glenn holds out hope for humanity and for redemption and for salvation for people, but this world keeps screwing it up.”

Entertainment Weekly interviews Michael Cudlitz, who talks about the group going to D.C. and how “if he was able to convince them all to come with him that would be fantastic and a coup on his part. But it is not necessary to the mission: The mission comes first.”

• Andrew J. West discusses cannibalism with TV Guide and explains, “What is much more important to Gareth — more so than vengeance, certainly more so than some sort of sadistic impulse, which I don’t think is a part of his persona — is survival.”
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The Walking Dead Q&A – Andrew J. West (Gareth)

the-walking-dead-episode-501-gareth-west-325Andrew J. West, who plays Gareth on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about his first day on set and his character’s true nature.

Q: What did you know about Gareth before joining the cast of The Walking Dead? What surprised you the most?

A: I didn’t even know Gareth’s name when I first got cast. I got the opportunity to play a character that we are going to see evolve, starting with the Season 4 finale and over the course of Season 5. I was surprised at how multifaceted the character is and, as a fan of the show and audience member, how many mixed emotions I had in regards to the decisions he makes, what he does, his viewpoints and his philosophy on survival. All of that is extremely surprising.

Q: You actually didn’t know you were reading for the part of Gareth during your audition. Who did you think you’d be playing?

A: It was very mysterious… When you audition for the show, you audition with material that was written just for the audition, not material from the actual show, to prevent spoilers. So, when I flew to Atlanta, I knew absolutely nothing about this character. I just knew that I wanted to be a part of the show, so I was willing to just jump in, in whatever capacity was needed. The audition material was so outside of anything that involves this world that it would be very hard to guess. I could tell that they were looking for a character who has many different sides and who’s smart enough to be able to create a subterfuge where other people may not know what to make of him at first. I think that has gone a long way in contributing to Gareth’s ability to survive for as long as he has.

Q: What was your first day on set like?
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Talking Dead Airs This Sunday 10/9c With Guests Mary Lynn Rajskub, Slash and a Surprise The Walking Dead Cast Member

TD-413-Hardwick-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 3, “Four Walls and a Roof.” Joining host Chris Hardwick this week will be Mary Lynn Rajskub, Slash of Guns N’ Roses and a surprise The Walking Dead cast member. 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 by Chris and his guests!

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 at 9/8c on AMC.

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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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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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