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Since its conception, The Walking Dead has been redefining the zombie genre. To some, it created the zombie genre. In the days, months, and years after the fall of civilization, a small, savvy, desperate and disparate group of nobodies struggles to keep themselves, along with their hope, alive in the American south. Their leader, police chief Rick Grimes, is a stoic and determined man, who's seen the best and the worst in people. He'll stop at nothing to secure the safety of his family and friends. As the troop begins to adapt to a world inhabited by the walking dead, they soon realize that the true challenge of survival lies in the evil that lurks in the power-hungry hearts of their fellow man.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on AMC
8 Seasons, 106 Episodes
October 31, 2010
Drama, Horror & Suspense
Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride
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The Walking Dead Full Episode Guide

  • A close look at Negan and the lives of the Saviors during the conflict through a familiar set of eyes.

  • A new weapon in the Savior arsenal proves to be a giant hurdle as fighting continues between Rick's forces and those of the Saviors.

  • Conflict with the Saviors leads to unintended consequences for the Hilltop, the Kingdom, and Alexandria; morality proves tricky in wartime.

  • The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds; as Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.

  • Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, have banded together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors.

  • In the season closer, the stakes keep building higher and higher as various tales from the season clash while the group executes an intricate plan.

  • A group of Alexandrians sets out on a quest to a distant community and one member is faced with a heartbreaking decision.

  • The Saviors visit the Hilltop unexpectedly, surprising everyone, with plans of taking more than supplies.

  • The crew scavenges for supplies; back in Alexandria, someone has to make a morally complicated decision.

  • An Alexandrian realizes they have to navigate the mysterious, confusing and horrifying sphere within the Saviors' compound.

  • While looking for a missing Alexandrian, Rick and his team confront a mysterious collective, its dwellers unlike any they have come across.

  • Rick and the team are led to a new community where they meet its inhabitants and leader. A familiar face shows up.

  • Negan's unwelcome journey to Alexandria carries on as other members rummage for supplies; things quickly spiral out of control.

  • A closer view of the Sanctuary and the world of the Saviors; members of Alexandria search for supplies.

  • Someone stumbles upon a new society different from anything known before.

  • Saddled with grief and surrounded by foes, members of the crew attempt to find safety at the Hilltop before it's too late.

  • The remaining members of the gang try to keep it together in Alexandria; they get a sobering visit.

  • A new crew of survivors seem to have everything in their impressive community; but, there is a price.

  • For many familiar faces, a new, well-established neighborhood appears too good to be true.

  • The seventh season opens with Rick and the group kneeling powerless before Negan and his crew. Negan's actions will terrorize those who survive.

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Rick Makes a Threat in New 'Walking Dead' Trailer

The folks at the Sanctuary are learning what it's like when you cross Rick Grimes, and now it looks like the Garbage People might find out the same thing. In a new preview for next week's episode, Rick delivers an ultimatum to the Trash Queen, and he means business.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

A wise man once said, "The negotiations were short." This man was clearly not speaking about the ongoing conversation between Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) of Alexandria and Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) of the Garbage People.

Rick faces off again with a phantom menace of sorts in the next episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, called "The King, the Widow and Rick," as seen in the trailer for the coming outing. At the end of this past week's episode, Rick was walking off on his own toward enemy territory with nothing more than an assault rifle as company, while Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) drove off for parts unknown.

An exclusive, crew-level look at Negan busting out of the trailer. #TWD

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Now we know Rick's destination: the Heaps, where Jadis presides as queen. In the trailer for the episode, Rick tries one last time to negotiate with the infuriating Trash Queen, now that tensions between Alexandria and the Sanctuary have boiled over into All-Out War.

"Your choice is the same thing I wanted before: a deal, or we destroy you," Rick tells Jadis at the start of the trailer — and by the end of it, he makes it clear how that war will pan out: "My people will win."

Of course, there's a whole lot more than Rick and Jadis' impending negotiation to look forward to in the next week of Walking Dead. Given the episode's title, fans should expect to see the King and the Widow in action as well — Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan), for those of you having trouble keeping nicknames straight. For his part, Ezekiel is absent from the trailer, while Maggie is seen debating the fate of the imprisoned Saviors with Jesus (Tom Payne), seemingly the lone voice of mercy on his side of the fight.

Get the rest of the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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'Walking Dead' Ratings Tick Upward This Week

After two consecutive weeks of ratings declines and the least-watched season premiere in years, The Walking Dead posted a ratings gain this week, suggesting that the series' audience might have stabilized. Before you get too excited, though, understand that the gain consisted of only 170,000 viewers over last week's audience. If anything, it looks like season 8 may be settling into its ratings comfort zone. That's the good news. The bad news is that that comfort zone is the lowest of any season since the second.

Via TV By the Numbers.

After two weeks of declines following its season premiere, “The Walking Dead” improved a little in the ratings Sunday night.

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The show delivered a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.69 million viewers, up from 3.8 and 8.52 million the previous week.

“Shameless” dipped a little bit in its second week back on Showtime, scoring a 0.5 and 1.37 million viewers vs. 0.7 and 1.86 million for its season premiere. That’s in line with its average from a year ago.

“Outlander” was steady in adults 18-49 (0.3) but down a bit in viewers (1.49 million vs. 1.62 million). “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” matched the 1.0 for its premiere the previous week and was up a bit in total audience (2.56 million vs. 2.43 million). Hallmark’s movie “Enchanted Christmas” earned a 0.7 and 3.62 million viewers.

See the rest of the numbers at TV By the Numbers.

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'Walking Dead' Has Another Bad Week

Ratings for this week's episode of The Walking Dead fell by about 5 percent from last week's episode, which in itself saw a drop of more than 20 percent from the previous week's season premiere. The decline is just the latest step in a downward trend that actually began with the series' sixth season in 2015.

The fall-off is getting steeper, though. Through the first three episodes of season 8, the series' average ratings are down by about 15 percent from last season, and they're off a shocking 33 percent from the series' peak in season 5. TWD is still one of the most-watched series on TV, but if the trend continues, it won't be able to make that boast for much longer.

Via TV By the Numbers.

Season 8 of “Shameless” started well for Showtime on Sunday.

Morgan knows the true price of war. #TWD

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The channel’s top-rated series returned with a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 1.86 million viewers. That’s the best premiere for the show since its third season in January 2013 and up a good amount over last year’s debut (0.5, 1.24 million).

Following “Shameless,” new series “SMILF” premiered at 0.3 and 768,000 viewers. It landed outside the top 25, but Showtime says it’s the channel’s best series debut since “Billions” in early 2016.

“The Walking Dead” (3.8) led Sunday’s rankings but declined a bit from the prior week’s 4.0. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returned to Bravo with a 1.0 and also gave a boost to the shows that followed it, “Xscape: Still Kickin’ It” (0.7) and “Married to Medicine” (0.6).

Get all the numbers at TV By the Numbers.

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'Walking Dead' Ratings Continue to Plummet

The ratings for last week's season premiere of The Walking Dead were not good by the series' first-episode-of-the-season standards, but the numbers weren't bad overall. This week, however, the season's second episode put up numbers that have to be worrisome for the show's producers and its network.

The episode's 8.9 million total viewers were the smallest audience for the series since March of 2012. That was the middle of season two, before the series became a breakout hit and, eventually, the biggest show on TV. Back then it was just another moderately talked-about cable series, and that may be what TWD is once again. Now its only bragging rights lie in the fact that it's still the biggest scripted cable series on Sunday night.

Via TV By The Numbers.

“The Walking Dead” put up ratings on Sunday that were the show’s lowest since the late stages of its second season more than five years ago.

Some #Halloween inspiration (if your costume is “bat-wielding psychopath”). #TWD

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The show was still Sunday’s biggest draw on cable by a long shot, but its 4.0 rating among adults 18-49 was the lowest for the show since March 11, 2012 — the next-to-last episode of Season 2. “TWD’s” 8.92 million viewers were the least since the Season 2 finale.

Other cable series took a hit Sunday as well, perhaps in part due to a highly rated World Series game on FOX. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.4) was off a tenth of a point in adults 18-49 dipped under a million viewers. “Outlander” (0.3, 1.52 million viewers) was also down (vs. 0.4 and 1.7 million) after several weeks of viewer growth.

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (0.3) fell out of the top 25, and the finale of “The Deuce” (0.2, 771,000) was off a bit from previous weeks.

Get the rest of the story at TV By The Numbers.

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Bad News for 'Walking Dead' in Premiere Ratings

It's clear now that the days when The Walking Dead was the biggest thing on TV are over. Ratings for the series' season 8 premiere this week were in line with last season's average viewership, but that's not good news. TWD has always seen much higher than average ratings for season premiere episodes, and this season's premiere ratings dipped by more than 40% compared to last season's. Worse, this week's ratings were the lowest for any season premiere episode since season 3 in 2012. If the series' season-long ratings pattern remains the way it's been all along, that could mean TWD might hit ratings levels later in season 8 that are in line with those of season 2 episodes. That would be a very bad thing.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Basic cable's crown jewel, The Walking Dead, premiered its eighth season on Sunday night. And while it's ratings heyday is now behind it, the zombie drama still obliterated all but the NFL in its return.

Initial Nielsen numbers give the episode an average 11.4 million viewers, 6.5 million of them adults 18-49, which translates to a 5.0 rating in the key demo. Comparing those stats to the comparable premiere a year ago illustrates a dramatic drop, 43 percent among total viewers, but one that also isn't entirely fair. The seventh season premiere of The Walking Dead proved to a be a ratings anomaly. Thanks to interest in a cliffhanger, the series neared series highs for a live-plus-same day telecast — averaging 17 million viewers and 10.7 million adults 18-49.

The drama subsequently saw its viewership suffer from some fatigue. Though it still recoups a great deal with live-plus-three and live-plus-seven day lifts, as most scripted fare does, the seventh season went on to average a total 16.4 million viewers (10.3 million adults 18-49) once all views were factored. That marked the second consecutive season of a downward trajectory after a five-year meteoric rise that culminated in an average 20.1 million viewers (13.3 million adults 18-49) during the 2014-15 run.

At the start of this eighth season, The Walking Dead remains the highest rated scripted series on TV of sorts. While its dominance over the rest of ad-supported cable and broadcast — new leader This Is Us (NBC) is pacing ahead of The Big Bang Theory (CBS) at the start of the broadcast season — seems to remain assured, the specter of HBO's Game of Thrones looms large. The pay cable juggernaut's recently-concluded seventh season averaged nearly 31 million viewers, a great majority of them adults 18-49, with all mediums tallied.

Get the rest of the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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'Walking Dead' Review: All-Out War Begins with Badly Aimed Bang

In a sign that season 8 of The Walking Dead might be the same kind of drawn-out affair that the past couple of seasons have been, this week's season premiere got the promised all-out war started in a stuttering, logically problematic way. Could we be facing another season where a simple goal eludes the show's characters for episode after interminable episode? Forbes' Erik Kain fears that might be the case. Read on, but beware the spoilers.

Via Forbes.

There's a moment in the Season 8 premiere of The Walking Dead that transformed a reasonably decent season opener into an hour of television I wanted to smash to pieces with Lucille.

The members of Hilltop, Alexandria and the Kingdom, have all come together to bring the war to Negan's doorstep. That's not figurative, either. They quite literally drive up to his doorstep, cars rigged with big sides of sheet metal for protection, armed to the teeth.

Earlier, in Rick's speech, he made clear that only one Savior had to die: Negan. (They go and kill several lookouts right after that speech, so it's more like "only five people have to die" but who's counting?) And who should walk out onto his doorstep in plain view of all these heavily armed rebels? Who gives them all the perfect chance to take him out then and there? Who swaggers like he's the king of all he sees, never once worried that maybe Rick had given orders to shoot him on sight?

If you guessed Negan, you win. The Big Bad walks right out there like he hasn't got a care in the world. He's soon followed by his lieutenants, including the coward, Eugene, and the traitor, Dwight. It turns out, he had nothing to be afraid of. Despite being heavily armed, despite having multiple weapons with scopes and a clear shot, despite coming to do this very thing, nobody opens fire on Negan. Why?

This is one of those incredibly frustrating moments that have come more and more to define The Walking Dead. Because there's really no good explanation as to why nobody shoots Negan the moment he showed his smug face. There's no reason one of the dozens of rebels couldn't have popped him at such close range.

In the end, Rick "tricks" Negan and his men. He gives them one last chance to forsake Negan and switch over to Team Rick and starts counting down from 10. But, like that fake old black white movie in Home Alone, he starts shooting before the count is up. And you know something else? Rick shoots with the accuracy of a Storm Trooper from Star Wars. 

See, Rick spent all his time making speeches and none of his time devising a plan that actually made any sense. By now, Rick would have known that Negan would come out with his little hip-swoop move and start talking crap in the most annoying way possible. He knew that this would afford them the perfect shot. And since he only wanted to kill one guy, having sharp-shooters take Negan out the moment he walked outside would have made perfect sense.

Read the rest of this review at Forbes.

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Will New Season Resurrect 'The Walking Dead'?

Just about everyong agrees that the previous season of The Walking Dead was a major disappointment. Not only did the season draw derision from critics, it turned off millions of viewers, too. A series that once was the hottest thing on TV saw its ratings slide back to levels it hadn't seen in years. Can the show's producers turn around the series' rapid decline? Hannah Wales of Metro thinks not.

Via Metro.

Most TV shows run out of steam after seven seasons, and The Walking Dead is no exception.

The show still has plenty of exciting and potentially game-changing ideas, but drags them out, making them feel few and far between, effectively stringing viewers along for an entire season.

There are some stellar episodes, usually the season premieres and finales, but the rest is just filler.

in many episodes nothing really happens and, as a viewer, I’m sat there urging them to hurry up and get on with it rather than making us wait forever for a resolution.

The 2016 season opener with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) killing off two main cast members was fantastic – bloody, brutal and ruthless – and seemed like it would give the show a new purpose and lease of life.

But it just fell back into its old habits – plodding pace, catching up with separated members of the crew, and building up to something oh so slowly.

I had hoped the Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and co. vs Negan showdown would happen at the end of the recent season, but no, we have had to wait for that huge moment until season eight, which begins in the UK on Monday 23 October.

It seems like this entire next season will be about the All Out War arc, which is promising.

The trailer makes it seem action-packed and focused on giving us the exciting showdown we deserve.

But I don’t want to get my hopes up too much because we will probably be made to wait for it for some time and they will stall the action or intersperse it with lots and lots of quiet, reflective moments.

Once the war is over and we have a resolution (a dead Negan would be ideal), I’m happy for them to call it a day.

As a fan, I’d rather they went out with a bang than outstayed their welcome.

However, that seems unlikely since there is plenty more source material from the comics to last them at least a few more seasons and the viewing figures are still good.

Get the rest of the story at Metro?

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'Walking Dead' Creators Sue AMC

AMC has enjoyed record ratings for The Walking Dead, but will it survive a legal apocalypse? On Monday, in what could become the biggest ever profits case in television history, and one that deserves widespread attention as merger-hungry media companies grow ever more vertically consolidated, Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman and notable series producers Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara and David Alpert have filed suit against AMC with the allegation they've been massively cheated.

The new case follows the one from Frank Darabont, the show's other co-creator, who was fired as executive producer in the middle of the second season and is demanding $280 million in an accounting lawsuit that has reached the summary judgment phase. Now, the other key creatives on the series are targeting significant damages of their own. With the participation of Kirkman, whose comic books served as source material for Walking Dead, and Hurd and Alpert, who continue to work on the series, AMC finds itself in court against those whose ongoing involvement is crucial to Walking Dead's and perhaps AMC's future.

Read the rest of this article at The Hollywood Reporter.

The Walking Dead and its spin off, Fear the Walking Dead, have seen substantially falling ratings over their most recent seasons.

Norman Reedus Hits the Beach in Costa Rica

Life's a beach for Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus. The new couple was spotted soaking up the sun and spending some quality time together at a beach in Costa Rica on Thursday, August 10.

In the photos, Kruger, 41, wore a black, one-piece bathing suit with an open back that showed off her toned figure as she sat on the sand and took a dip in the water.

Her partner, 48, hit the water wearing a full wet suit and surfed the Costa Rican waves while she looked on from the shore.

The couple have been maintaining a long-distance relationship because of their demanding work schedules.

Read the rest of this article at Us Weekly.

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