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PHOTO: The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes Comes to Life

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Television, Image Comics,

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

As if we’ve let television series slip out of our thoughts, AMC has consistently

reminded us about

reported on the crew’s production.

Earlier today, the network posted its first image of Andrew Lincoln as the comic book’s troubled hero, Rick Grimes. Although I was really hoping that they’d cast someone who looked a little more like Rick, I must quell such lame fangirl thoughts and put my faith in Frank Darabont and crew (I’m guessing that Lincoln’s acting chops must have compensated for it, though).

Do you think that he’s a believable Rick? Oh and seriously—check out the zombie school video after the jump.

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VIDEO: Mad Men Cast Sings to Bye Bye Birdie

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Gossip, Video,


If you’re having a hard time waiting for Season 4 of to begin, check this clip out.

During the wrap party for Season 3, members of the cast and crew teamed up to perform “Bye Bye Birdie,” the Ann-Margret song and video that was central to the “Love Among the Ruins” episode last August. January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Michael Gladis, Elisabeth Moss and are just a few of the actors who participate in the video for creator Matthew Weiner.

After the jump, you can see both the original version from Ann-Margret and the Patio Cola commercial created on the AMC drama.

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TV on DVD: March 16, 2010

South Park Season 13 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Breaking Bad (Season 2)
  • Clash of the Gods (Season 1)
  • Destination Truth (Season 1)
  • Hawaii Five-O (Season 8)
  • Holy Grail in America
  • Monk (Season 8)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (XVII)
  • One Piece (Season Two, Sixth Voyage)
  • Slayers Revolution (Season 4)
  • South Park (Season 13)
  • Wish Me Luck (Series 1)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

Read More | Amazon

Select AMC Theaters to Show All Ten Oscar Nominees

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards, Box Office,

AMC Theaters Best Pictures 2010

Not sure if you’ll be able to preview the Best Picture contenders before the air in just a few weeks? Groaning because ten nominees are now in the running? Well, AMC Entertainment may have a solution for you.

Starting later this month, select AMC theaters will air a marathon of all ten films. The event - which will last over two different weekends - will start February 27 and end March 6 (one day before the Oscars broadcast).

Those who purchase a pass to the event will get free popcorn and unlimited refills for each day they attend. More information on participating locations, scheduling, etc. can be found here.

Read More | Hollywood Reporter

2010 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (TV)

Dexter

Squeezed in between the Golden Globes broadcast and the Oscar nominations is an awards ceremony voted on solely by the actors. (So unlike the People’s Choice Awards, this actually has meaning.)

For the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, we’ll see a lot of the old and just a little bit of the new. Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of television nominees:

  • The Closer, Dexter and 30 Rock lead this year’s pack with three nominations each.
  • Despite no individual mentions, freshman comedies and Glee were both honored in the Best Ensemble category.
  • Samantha Who‘s Christina Applegate received a nomination despite starring in a canceled show.
  • received its first nom—but just for its cast, not for any single actor.

The will air Saturday, Jan. 23 on both TNT and TBS.

(You can find the full list of TV nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)

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Complete Guide to Thanksgiving Day TV

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Daytime, Drama, Prime Time, Specials, ABC, Cable, CBS, NBC,

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Your belly’s full, you’ve got the day off work and all you want to do is sit. If you’re doing it anyway, you might as well be in front of the TV, right? A lot of networks are nodding to the holiday - so give thanks for having plenty of options for your viewing pleasure this year.

Decide what you’ll tune into with your complete guide to Thanksgiving Day TV, to be revealed after the jump.

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Patrick McGoohan: The Prisoner of Comic Books

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Television,

The PrisonerPatrick McGoohan’s classic TV series, The Prisoner, is the definition of the word enigmatic. It was also an outrageous, surprising, and completely original show about identity, spies, surveillance, and more all built around a simple premise: what happens to a spy when he retires. In the case of The Prisoner, that spy, played by McGoohan, is drugged and taken to an island resort called The Village from which there’s no escape - though oh how he tries. He’s given a number (Number 6) instead of a name and he’s never quite sure who’s doing this to him: his former bosses or something more sinister. Cameras around the Orwellian Village monitor his every move as he tries to turn the tables on his captors in a giant game of spy chess. Each episode has more plot twists than a season of Lost, and while Number 6 doesn’t win, he never really loses either. McGoohan co-created the series, starred in it, wrote and directed some of the episodes. His fingerprints are all over it.

Produced in England from 1967-1968, The Prisoner ran for 17 episodes with a final episode that didn’t answer all the questions posed by the series, and good luck getting any from the temperamental McGoohan (he passed away earlier this year and took many of his secrets with him). There was no second season. No spin-off. No subsequent movie. But a lot of solid geek cred, including a couple of catchphrases for those in the know, like “I’m not a number! I’m a free man!” A very good overview of the series - with clips and more - can be found over at Palafo.

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Quote of the Day: Bill Clinton on Mad Men

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Gossip,

Mad Men

“You ever watch that TV series ? If I keep watching this program, will I ever find a happy person? Great television. Good drama. But a lot of really painful reminders in that show about how black people were supposed to run the elevators… were supposed to ask permission before they get on an elevator. The way women were treated is appalling, and only occasionally funny to me.”

-Former President Bill Clinton speaking to a diverse crowd in Chicago about the 1960’s-set drama.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

Read More | Chicago Sun-Times via Entertainment Weekly


This Week on TV (11/9-11/15)


(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

 

MONDAY (11/9)
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9pm):  “Charlie and Alan wake up together…with a woman they don’t recognize.” Strange, but significantly less awkward than two and a half men.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “Ray Langston of the Las Vegas crime lab arrives in Miami to investigate after a severed leg found in the Everglades is discovered to belong to a girl who disappeared in Las Vegas a week earlier.” Horatio + Morpheus = sunglasses showdown.
  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 10pm):  “Jake gets his own cell phone for his 12th birthday, and before long he racks up an outrageous bill, making Matt and Amy question whether he s ready for the responsibility.” The Learning Channel is not known for highlighting responsibility—in pre-teens or fathers of eight.

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Ridley Scott’s Alien Speaks

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials,

Sigourney WeaverNoted sci-fi author John Scalzi (The Android’s Dream; Agent To The Stars) doubles as Creative Consultant for the new Stargate: Universe TV series (which you can check out on Hulu if you’ve missed some eps). More importantly, he also writes a regular column for the AMC website (that’s American Movie Classics; not the defunct auto-maker responsible for the Gremlin). Last week, he held a sci-fi writing contest for his audience—you could pick one of 10 different scenarios he suggested and write a short post relating to your choice.

You could choose from movie pitches, disciplinary reports, speeches, monologues, movie scenes, and lots more involving sci-fi icons like Will Smith, E.T., Jar-Jar Binks, Uwe Boll and many others. I chose: “Write a brief monologue from the point of view of the creature who burst out of the chest of John Hurt in Alien.”

And here’s what I posted:

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Read More | AMC via Whatever (Scalzi's Blog)


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