Walking Dead Casts its Lead Zombie Killer

... AMC's upcoming zombie epic The Walking Dead has found its leading survivor, and it won't be Mark Pellegrino, Jonny Lee Miller, or Jamie Bamber, as rumors had it. No, our future favorite undead brain-basher will be... Andrew Lincoln? The UK actor has landed the coveted role as Rick Grimes in the adaptation of the zombie apocalypse graphic novel. I remember him as the lovable Egg from the awesome UK primetime soap This Life, but he's also been in Teachers and the film Love Actually. I really wanted to see Miller or Pellegrino in this role, but AMC could have done a lot worse than Lincoln. [THR]

... Remember that Veronica Mars movie that was bandied about after the show's cancellation? The one that's pretty much dead? Well, it's actually not dead, according to show creator Rob Thomas. Better hurry up, Rob, or Veronica will be lead detective at a nursing home. [EW]

... Gary Dourdan was let go from CSI after getting totally messed up on drugs and passing out in his car with a hippie's dream stash on him, but he's sober now and still knows how to party. Authorities were called to a house after a neighbor heard what sounded like domestic violence, and when police arrived and found Dourdan with a scratch on his neck, they pinned his ladyfriend for abuse. Turns out they were just doing it like two jackals in heat. Tee hee. [TMZ]

... Guess who is coming back to American Idol? Hide your impressionable children! [EW]

... Why hasn't Terry O'Quinn been nominated for an Emmy for his role as John Locke on Lost over the past few contests? Because he didn't want to be! O'Quinn has pulled his name from contention since winning the best supporting actor award in 2007, but he's ready to get back in the mix this year and will throw his name in the hat. One "insider" says he's now the frontrunner for the award. Apparently this insider hasn't seen Josh Holloway (Sawyer on Lost) or Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. [LA Times]

... Fringe is heading into the ooooother diiiiimension sometime soon, and when they get there, they'll find Dirty Sexy Money's Seth Gabel. Gabel, who played Jeremy Darling in the ABC drama, will play a leader of the Fringe division from that other dimension. Kind of an alterna-alterna-Peter. [EW]

... TLC is reviving American Chopper! This one's for you, dude in the back with the leather jacket! [THR]

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Apr 14, 2010
Pellegrino would have been my first choice for Rick, Walking Dead isn't a novel, it's a comic book series. Novels generally have endings. Gary Dourdan was fired? I don't remember that. I was under the impression he left of his own accord.
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Apr 13, 2010
The lost actors all have a good chance to be nominated this year. It has been a very solid season.
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Apr 12, 2010
They better hurry up with the Veronica Mars movie before the actors are way too old.
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Apr 10, 2010
I've read all the Walking Dead comics and it seems like right off the bat, they're going to ruin it. Mark Pellegrino would have been a great Rick. This poofy little soap actor will butcher the role, most likely
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Apr 08, 2010
Veronica Mars was a cool premise. Can't see how they could still do a movie unless it was a reboot with a new cast.
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Apr 08, 2010
Veronica Mars movie? YES PLEASE!
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Apr 08, 2010
I think Terry O'Quinn, Josh Holloway, and Michael Emerson should all get an Emmy this year! A three way tie. All excellent actors on Lost. I watched Dirty Sexy Money, so I am looking forward to seeing Seth Gabel on Fringe.
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Apr 08, 2010
Let chopper stay dead, please!
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Apr 08, 2010
Didn't Gary Dourdan pass out in his car after being fired from CSI?
Wouldn't Seth Gabel as alterna-Fringe team leader then be playing alterna-Olivia not alterna-Peter?
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Apr 07, 2010
American Chopper......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Apr 07, 2010
Sad to hear Mark Pellegrino wont be in Walking Dead, but I'd rather have Lincoln over Miller.
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Apr 07, 2010
I will be first in line for a VM movie I have been stuck with the dvds for the last few years not that I am complaining
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Apr 07, 2010
why did veronica mars get cancelled? its ratings were way better than what the CW gets now a days, and its ratings even went up in its last season, doesnt make sense.
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Apr 07, 2010
I'd be interested in a VM movie.
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Apr 07, 2010
Huh a Veronica Mars movie..
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Apr 07, 2010
@sorrowfool seconded. Hopefully Frank Darabont knows what he's doing and Andrew Lincoln turns out to be one of those suprise actors that turn out to be amazing in their role. Mark Pellegrino would've been perfect, though. I hope it all works out and they don't have to reshoot and replace Lincoln... or do I? Also, I hope the Veronica Mars movie happens.
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Apr 07, 2010
Damn, I kinda wanted Mark Pellegrino. Never seen Andrew Lincoln in anything, but I'll give him a shot.
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