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News Briefs: A The Walking Dead Movie Could Happen

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... This is a long, long way away from happening or even being sketched on a cocktail napkin, but it's worth noting. There are rumors that the idea of a The Walking Dead feature film, based on the show and not the comics, is being bandied about by those with the power to make it happen. The idea would be to—maybe—wrap things up for the series in movie theaters once the television run ends. This obviously makes sense for a million reasons (999,999 of them being zombies!), but the show's gotta end first. And the way the series is performing, AMC likely has no intentions of ending it until well into the 2000-teens. [Bloody Disgusting]

... If you're a fan of totally f---ing with people, you'll like this. Spike TV is bringing back a new take on The Joe Schmo Show, a reality show from 2003 that was completely staged except for one contestant (the Schmo-y Joe) who believed it was all real. The new version, titled Joe Schmo: The Full Bounty, will set up a fake reality competition program that sees reality-show archetypes and one unsuspecting guy trying out to be a bounty hunter and attempting to win $100,000. Bonus: Lorenzo Lamas is playing himself. Look for the new season to debut in 2013. [EW]

... HBO has ordered a pilot for Getting On, an adaption of the British series that debuted in 2009. The dark comedy is set in a geriatric ward in a rundown hospital that's struggling with a limited budget and a broken healthcare system. Sounds HILARIOUS! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Remember that time NBC hosted the Olympics? Well the network sure does and it wants to tell you how awesome the Olympics were for it. The network says 219 million Americans watched the international hottie contest, making it the most-watched television event ever in the U.S. after a bunch of fine print and ignoring the part where it was on for 17 days. Primetime coverage averaged 31 million viewers, making it the most-watched foreign-based Olympics coverage in 36 years. Okay NBC, we get it. Get over yourself. [Washington Post]


CASTING NEWS

... When How I Met Your Mother's Barney needs some pre-nuptial agreements sorted out, he better call Saul! Or maybe Arthur Hobbs! Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk will guest-star on the second episode of the upcoming season of the CBS comedy, reprising his role as Hobbs, the boss of Goliath National Bank. It'll actually be Hobbs' corporate lawyer who does the negotiating. [TV Line]

... Mindy Kaling has executed a perfectly fundamental chest pass of casting for her new comedy The Mindy Project. NBA pros Amare Stoudemire, Baron Davis, and Danny Granger will all play themselves in a future episode of the series, when Mindy's gynecologist character stumbles into the VIP section of a club. [EW]

... Emily Procter (CSI: Miami) is joining White Collar as the new boss of the New York White Collar Division. She'll appear in two episodes as a hard-ass boss. [TV Guide]

... In acronym news, Law & Order: Criminal Intent's Kathryn Erbe will appear in Law & Order: SVU as her character Alexandra Eames next season. She'll meet up with the SVU people when a case crosses jurisdictions. [TV Line]

... Ryan Lochte, you just won a ton of medals at the 2012 Olympic Games! What are you going to do next? "Guest star on 90210!" Oh. [TV Line]


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Ha! Emily Procter and Matt Bomer together. Two dead eyed actors makin' scenes together. Should be interesting.... NOT.
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There's nothing dead-eyed about Matt Bomer. He's adorable.
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Six seasons and a movie!!!
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Cool. Cool, cool, cool! :)
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walking dead movie----hope they have a better screenwriter than the shows!!!!
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Frank Darabont. Bring him back, please? The show hasn't been uniquely satisfying since the pilot.
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If they're thinking about making a TWD movie when the show ends, then why can't anyone think of attempting to make a Veronica Mars Movie?
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Hahahaha... Baron Davis?
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I hope they get Goren to appear with Eames. I miss Criminal Intent and I would love to see how Goren would get along with the SVU team, especially Munch.
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I remember The Joe Schmo Show, it was pretty flawed since the first or second episode the guy goes to the wacky antics around him "is this for real?!?". It was a cute concept, but it hung too much on the one guy, too many episodes of watching the same type of thing over and over. If they can keep the episode count down, I suppose it could work, but I doubt it will.



Emily Procter on White Collar? Seems like a thing. If she changes her accent I think it might work, although her sweetness she used to force at the screen on CSIM might overwhelm the idea of her being a hardass. I like the current boss of the division though, they need to give him a little more writing and screentime.



I like Law & Order crossovers, hopefully this will be just one of many more to come. Eames was always undervalued on CI since she had to play against the powerhouse of D'Onofrio's Detective Goren, I think she'd work well with the SVU types if only for a single episode.
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They could do a movie in between seasons like The X-Files did.



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I have one condition if I am going to purchase a ticket for any possible TWD movie:



Lori is killed off before then. Preferably painfully.
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Man, I was just thinking the exact same thing when I saw the headline on the front page. And then I thought, maybe they could kill Zombie Lori in the movie in some awesome, extraordinary way. With a zombie baby sticking out of her belly.
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I've been thinking about this quite a bit (well, more than I should waste my time on anyway) and I actully don't mind Lori. I can't stand her and I think she's a moron but let's face it, if there was a real zombie apocalypse we all know at least one moron is going to be dragging our group down, and she/he will probably be married/related to the leader. It's Murphy's Law!



ps I also think Lori's a terrible parent and a manipulative bitch, but I can see her out-surviving at least 6 of the current group.
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Ah, yes. For any group of, say, four or more, a moron is inevitable.
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Haha! Okay, if they allot a few million dollars specifically for the Lori death scene, I'll forgive them for actually letting her survive that long.



Maybe they'll use her death as a marketing tool, like naming the website for the movie: LoriWillDie.com.



Or the name of the movie itself: The Walking Dead: Lori Gets Eaten ... Slowly



If they did that, I'd HAVE to buy a ticket.
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I liked the Joe Schmo Show, especially the first season where nothing went as planned. Then they went and ruined it with Pros vs Joes.
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I'm still waiting on Walking Dead the series to get some consistency. The show finished strong, but most of the first half of Season 2 was dreadful. Get back on track before talking about movies...



I don't typically watch Reality television, but I did get sucked in by the original Joe Schmo back in the day and I have to say it was really good...but it only worked because the Schmo was just SO likeable, as evidence by the second season that didn't work. A "reboot" so to speak will only work if the new Schmo is as great as that guy was.
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A The Walking Dead movie would be awesome! Make a 4 hour 2 night event!
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I think they are referring to a feature film to be seen at your local movie theater.
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that'd make it a tv miniseries then lol not a feature film.
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does that news about white Collar mean no more Reese Hughes? I like him in his recurring role as the boss of the team
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