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Gale Ann Hurd Wins Producers Guild Award; Josh McDermitt Talks Season 5 With HuffPost

the-walking-dead-episode-508-daryl-reedus-gale-ann-hurd-325This week, Gale Ann Hurd is honored with the David O. Selznick Award at the Producers Guild of America award ceremony, while Josh McDermitt talks Season 5 with The Huffington Post. Plus, Den of Geek highlights The Walking Dead‘s webisodes. Read on for more:

• At the Producers Guild of America awards ceremony, Edward Norton presented Gale Anne Hurd with the David O. Selznick Award, which recognizes a producer’s outstanding body of work and in the past has been given to Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder and many more distinguished producers. While presenting the award, Norton highlighted Hurd’s work on The Walking Dead and confessed, “At night when my wife is sleeping, I sneak into the living room, get my iPad, put on some headphones and watch The Walking Dead. It’s kind of an addiction,” according to Deadline.

• Josh McDermitt talks to HuffPost Entertainment and reveals that the rest of Season 5 is “just gonna get a little darker and a little crazier.”

• Den of Geek highlights webisodes, from shows like The Walking Dead, that “seek to extend the value of their most popular shows – and ramp up their engagement with viewers.”

• Looking ahead to the rest of Season 5, TVLine shares a preview: “Proving once again that no good deed goes unpunished, Rick’s attempt to honor Beth doesn’t just go badly, it goes catastrophically badly.”

• ComicBook.com shares photos of Rick and Michonne from the midseason premiere, which airs Feb. 8 and is titled “What Happened and What’s Going On.”

The Wall Street Journal, speaking with Danai Gurira ahead of the world premiere of her play, Familiar, learns that Michonne reminds Gurira of “the women of Liberia—the women who fought, who got up and became their own weapon.”

The Hollywood Reporter says that The Walking Dead is No. 3 on the TV Obsession index, a ranking of the buzz and engagement of the 10 most popular shows mentioned on Facebook, for the week of Jan. 12 to 18. [No link]

Atlanta magazine takes the Big Zombie Tour Part 2, which focuses on Senoia, Ga. and “exploring the more rural and run-down locales” from The Walking Dead.

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gale Anne Hurd will be interviewed as part of the Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television series called “The Hollywood Masters.”

The Telegraph explains how binge-watching has changed TV forever and ranks The Walking Dead - “a cheery tale of life after a zombie apocalypse” – as the No. 5 series people are most likely to binge-watch.

WhatCulture shares the 10 weirdest early performances by the stars of The Walking Dead, which “has one of the best ensemble casts on television.”

• Michael Rooker tells Cleveland Magazine that the arrow of Yondu, his Guardians of the Galaxy character, would be his weapon of choice in a zombie apocalypse because it “could take out hundreds of zombies with one whistle.”

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lauren Cohan will star in The Boy, a horror thriller to be directed by William Brent Bell.

• Ahead of Familiar‘s premiere at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Danai Gurira tells the New Haven Register that the play is about the new America, where “the immigrant has all types of colors and comes from all types of places. I feel that’s an unexplored topic.” Danai Gurira was also interviewed by the Hartford Courant about Familiar, during which she talks of her time on The Walking Dead: ”I was embraced by true artists who make up The Walking Dead family so I felt like I was in the right place from the get-go.”

The Huffington Post spotlights 12 films to watch in 2015 — and one of them is Triple Nine since “anyone who has seen The Walking Dead is bound to have some kind of crush on Norman Reedus, so seeing him in this on the big screen is set to be a treat.”

Deadline reports that Tyler James Williams has been cast in a proposed spinoff of CBS’ Criminal Minds.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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