The Walking Dead Cannot Be Killed

... AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a second season, as expected. And why not? The show broke records for the network when it debuted on Halloween and is adored by critics and fans alike. The best part of this news? Season 2 will be 13 episodes long, not six. [Deadline Hollywood]

... The Los Angeles Unified School District, which I barely escaped some odd years ago, apparently thinks British cuisine is still awful. The LAUSD rejected an offer from Jamie Oliver, centerpiece of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, to help refine the schools' lunch menus and make its kids healthy. That pile of excrement inside a flour tortilla that they call a burrito still gives me nightmares. And gas. The hot sauce was great, though. [LA Times]

... CBS has purchased Homeland Security, a comedy based around the world of airport security. The project started as a Web series. [Deadline Hollywood]

... True Blood has cast a new regular for next season. Fiona Shaw, known better as Aunt Petunia from the Harry Potter films, will play the palm reader Marnie. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Shiri Appleby of Life Unexpected has all but confirmed fans' worst fears: The show ain't coming back. Appleby took to Facebook to say the struggling drama, which was not given a full-season order by the CW last week, is coming to an end. The irony of it all? It was totally expected. [Shiri's Facebook]

... Parenthood producer Jason Katims says his show isn't going anywhere. Reports of the show's demise have been greatly exaggerated, he says. The show has been battling ratings troubles, and it's considered on the bubble. But if it's getting canceled, it's news to Katims. Or NBC is about to sucker punch him. [TV Guide]

... Robert Knepper is reprising his role as the smarmy T-Bag from his Prison Break days. T-Bag will appear in the A&E; series Breakout Kings, from Prison Break producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora. The show will follow U.S. Marshals who work with convicts to catch fugitives. Look for it in early 2011. [EW]


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I started reading comics, there pretty good, but Im not sure about watching the adaptation.
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Oh hells yeah, loving the Walking Dead
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NOOOOO I totally LOVE Life Unexpected! Damn damn damn damn!!!! This sucks balls!!!! Btw, I love The Walking Dead and Breakout Kings seems cool but I'm still pissed over Michaels sudden departure in the Prison Break finale and I am SO NO OVER IT!!
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@saizen33
It's not about zombies it story is about how can people keep their humanity and morals as civilization collapses around them.The undead are basically just a backdrop threat.case in point the governor arc in the comics is a good example of how far humanity can fall.
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why not there is better stuff all over the internet then network television.
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Another web series going to TV. It looks as if the Internet could become the place to get new shows started.
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d'oh!!
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In the age of two episodes kills (Fox / NBC), it's nice to see a network at least verbalize a commitment to its undertakings. Now, if the talent involved can be faithful to the source material, and pace the light moments to keep the audience from only feeling the dread and despair (to a point where some might leave a too bleak presentation), the show can be a great what if on humanity set against the backdrop of the undead apocalypse. As for the characters, if some start of stereotypical, I hope they develop to show us how we see one thing until the layers are stripped, peeled away and devoured.
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The Walking Dead is an Awesome show! Can't wait for new season of True Blood!
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Walking Dead is OK, wait until they see how many people ditch it once they realize it will have no ending and a pointless storyline designed to drag on for years. I'm just guessing on that last part based on Lost and The Event which appears headed for deletion.
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I did not know that the first season of The Walking Dead will only have 6 episodes. Oh well, I'll take it. Glad to know it will be back with even more episodes!
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The School District should let Jamie Oliver work his magic on them, he has good intentions and is really quite entertaining to watch. Also, don't cancel Parenthood!
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This show is epic :D
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YES! Walking Dead Renewed. And I cannot wait to see T-Bag. Robert Knepper is the best. Emmy Award this year?
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Excellent news about a longer 2nd season of The Walking Dead! Also the return of T-Bag from Prison Break will make me watch Breakout Kings. Maybe they'll also bring back some of the other prison breakers that survived (Link, Sucre and C-Note).
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Good news about The Walking Dead. Check out the podcast now http://www.thetvcritic.org/casts/29.The_Walking_Dead_102_Guts.mp3
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Good for Walking Dead, its good. Don't really get Breakout Kings....it sounds like Chase and that show is awful. I think it will only remind me of how amazing Prison Break's first two seasons were and how bad the final two were.
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I don't understand how a show about zombies is so popular. I got a snippet of it scanning channels and I was really grossed out! I'd rather watch Dexter (I don't watch that show either-- too violent for me). At least that show makes more sense. Too bad the Supernatural boys can't go over and take care of those zombies!
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Have to watch Breakout Kings now. Robert Knepper was fantastic as T-Bag. Oh, for the days I didn't know what that meant. I damn my friend for filling me in.
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amazing show, should not die for ages
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well, walking dead is amazing and i am looking forward to breakout kings, cos damn it, i enjoyed all the seasons of prison break - sue me. except the final break, that was awful.
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nice
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Stoked for more of The Walking Dead! Great news!
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Excellent news!!!.. 'cause this year i was soo disappointed of almost all the new shows!... and after the bad news in spartacus...
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I'm happy that the dead get to keep on walking! I'm not that attached to LUX but I liked it. Oh well. I'd miss Parenthood so NBC better leave it alone!!
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Honestly i always thjought that some "histories" are easy to put on a film like Day Of The Dead, Night Of The Living Death, blah blah blah but i never thought that the zombie idea could be perfectly executed on a TV show... i was wrong... good for The Walking Dead!!!!!
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That's good news about The Walking Dead.
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