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June 13, 2013 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
As lean, haunted lawman Rick Grimes, the character at the center of the apocalyptic horrors that unspool on AMC's "The Walking Dead," Andrew Lincoln has been tasked with embodying the tormented hero, the wounded husband, the emotionally unavailable father aspiring to do better by his young son, sometimes in the course of a single episode. In the show's third season, grief brought Rick to his knees. The character who had made grave sacrifices to protect and lead a small band of survivors ultimately failed to save his wife, Lori, and when he learns of her death, he collapses in agony.
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September 12, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
Universal Studios Hollywood will be inundated with zombies as "The Walking Dead" takes over a haunted maze, a scare zone and the terror tram during Halloween Horror Nights 2013. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood I recently got a behind-the-scenes walk-through preview of "The Walking Dead" maze from Halloween Horror Nights creative director John Murdy and the hit AMC show's executive producer and makeup designer Greg Nicotero. After taking visitors through the zombie-infested streets of Atlanta last year, the all-new Walking Dead maze returns this year with scenes from the show's third season set in an abandoned prison and its rural Georgia surroundings.
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May 10, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"The Walking Dead" is already alive and walking into its fourth season. AMC has released a first photo from the upcoming season, featuring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes back to work on the set in Atlanta. An ominous figure behind him indicates his battles with the zombie "walkers" are far from over. The cast and crew began production on May 6, and the series will return to AMC in October. The third season of the drama, which is AMC's highest-rated series, outdistanced numerous hit series such as "The Big Bang Theory," "The Voice," "Game of Thrones" and "Modern Family" in the adult 18-49 demographic.
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June 14, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Judging from his character Rick Grimes' understated cowboy-like swagger on "The Walking Dead," it's hard to imagine British actor Andrew Lincoln being nervous. But when asked about making the initial leap to American television, Lincoln admitted: "I was terrified. The pilot episode in ['The Walking Dead'], I'm isolated for a lot of the first part of the story. … I was sort of drip-fed into the character that way. Initially it felt very different, but then after a while you realize it's an ordinary film set. " WATCH: The Envelope Emmy Roundtable | Drama That was one of a few revelations Lincoln shared during a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable featuring four other top dramatic television actors: Elisabeth Moss of "Mad Men," Connie Britton of "Nashville," Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" and Kevin Bacon of "The Following.
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June 14, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Judging from his character Rick Grimes' understated cowboy-like swagger on "The Walking Dead," it's hard to imagine British actor Andrew Lincoln being nervous. But when asked about making the initial leap to American television, Lincoln admitted: "I was terrified. The pilot episode in ['The Walking Dead'], I'm isolated for a lot of the first part of the story. … I was sort of drip-fed into the character that way. Initially it felt very different, but then after a while you realize it's an ordinary film set. " WATCH: The Envelope Emmy Roundtable | Drama That was one of a few revelations Lincoln shared during a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable featuring four other top dramatic television actors: Elisabeth Moss of "Mad Men," Connie Britton of "Nashville," Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" and Kevin Bacon of "The Following.
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June 14, 2012 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
Anyone familiar with the comic books that inspired AMC's hit series "The Walking Dead" might have had an inkling that Jon Bernthal's increasingly unhinged former lawman Shane Walsh wouldn't survive the show's unforgiving post-apocalyptic landscape. But it wasn't a hungry zombie that did Shane in - it was a knife wound to the gut courtesy of his former best friend and partner, delivered in a spectacular moonlight standoff in the second-season finale. Life after death seems to agree with Bernthal, though, who arrived for a recent afternoon interview in good spirits, his sweet-natured pit bull, Boss, by his side.
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March 2, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
As the main characters of "The Walking Dead" question whether Rick Grimes is fit to be in charge in his unstable state, the cast of the AMC ratings force finds itself under new leadership for the third time in its going-on-four-year run. And they want fans to know: It will be OK. The network finally confirmed earlier this week that Glen Mazzara would be stepping down as show runner for the upcoming fourth season, replaced by show writer Scott Gimple....
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July 28, 2011
A day after news reports surfaced that Frank Darabont was leaving "The Walking Dead," there was finally a little clarity Wednesday about where the zombie show was headed. Darabont is stepping down from his multifaceted role at the AMC series — he was executive producer and an occasional director — and, at most, will be involved as a consultant. In his place, AMC will promote the show's No. 2 executive, Glen Mazzara, a veteran of "The Shield" who has been heavily involved in "Dead" since the end of 2010.
NEWS
September 12, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
Universal Studios Hollywood will be inundated with zombies as "The Walking Dead" takes over a haunted maze, a scare zone and the terror tram during Halloween Horror Nights 2013. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood I recently got a behind-the-scenes walk-through preview of "The Walking Dead" maze from Halloween Horror Nights creative director John Murdy and the hit AMC show's executive producer and makeup designer Greg Nicotero. After taking visitors through the zombie-infested streets of Atlanta last year, the all-new Walking Dead maze returns this year with scenes from the show's third season set in an abandoned prison and its rural Georgia surroundings.
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October 12, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The trouble with zombies is that after a while they get boring. They do not scheme, they do not regret, they do not engage (mercifully) in any form of seduction. They just lurch around moaning, trying to eat whatever human flesh crosses their path. Putrefaction may continue - the elements are notoriously unkind to the undead - but even that gets old; fans soon develop the sort of imperturbable gag reflex that allows the "Bones" team to do its job. Which is why stories about a zombie apocalypse, such as AMC's "The Walking Dead," are not really about zombies; they're about survival and human nature and the rise of a new social order under extreme duress.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
As lean, haunted lawman Rick Grimes, the character at the center of the apocalyptic horrors that unspool on AMC's "The Walking Dead," Andrew Lincoln has been tasked with embodying the tormented hero, the wounded husband, the emotionally unavailable father aspiring to do better by his young son, sometimes in the course of a single episode. In the show's third season, grief brought Rick to his knees. The character who had made grave sacrifices to protect and lead a small band of survivors ultimately failed to save his wife, Lori, and when he learns of her death, he collapses in agony.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"The Walking Dead" is already alive and walking into its fourth season. AMC has released a first photo from the upcoming season, featuring Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes back to work on the set in Atlanta. An ominous figure behind him indicates his battles with the zombie "walkers" are far from over. The cast and crew began production on May 6, and the series will return to AMC in October. The third season of the drama, which is AMC's highest-rated series, outdistanced numerous hit series such as "The Big Bang Theory," "The Voice," "Game of Thrones" and "Modern Family" in the adult 18-49 demographic.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
As the main characters of "The Walking Dead" question whether Rick Grimes is fit to be in charge in his unstable state, the cast of the AMC ratings force finds itself under new leadership for the third time in its going-on-four-year run. And they want fans to know: It will be OK. The network finally confirmed earlier this week that Glen Mazzara would be stepping down as show runner for the upcoming fourth season, replaced by show writer Scott Gimple....
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December 6, 2012 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
Even by the gruesome standards of AMC's zombie megahit "The Walking Dead," the death of Lori Grimes, the heavily pregnant wife of protagonist Rick Grimes, was unusually brutal : a crude prison-floor C-section followed by a bullet to the head dispatched by her young son, Carl. Yet many viewers greeted the development not with despair or horror but with a sadistic kind of glee, flocking to Twitter, Facebook and online comment threads to post heartwarming eulogies like this one: "Lori left The Walking Dead the same way she came in. With her pants off. " The incongruous reaction to Lori's demise in the Nov. 4 episode  fits in with a broader trend at AMC, where unpopular first wives have become a network hallmark in the same way incest plot lines and gratuitous female nudity have at HBO. In addition to Lori, there's Betty, the long-suffering spouse (and now ex)
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October 12, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The trouble with zombies is that after a while they get boring. They do not scheme, they do not regret, they do not engage (mercifully) in any form of seduction. They just lurch around moaning, trying to eat whatever human flesh crosses their path. Putrefaction may continue - the elements are notoriously unkind to the undead - but even that gets old; fans soon develop the sort of imperturbable gag reflex that allows the "Bones" team to do its job. Which is why stories about a zombie apocalypse, such as AMC's "The Walking Dead," are not really about zombies; they're about survival and human nature and the rise of a new social order under extreme duress.
NEWS
June 14, 2012 | By Gina McIntyre, Los Angeles Times
Anyone familiar with the comic books that inspired AMC's hit series "The Walking Dead" might have had an inkling that Jon Bernthal's increasingly unhinged former lawman Shane Walsh wouldn't survive the show's unforgiving post-apocalyptic landscape. But it wasn't a hungry zombie that did Shane in - it was a knife wound to the gut courtesy of his former best friend and partner, delivered in a spectacular moonlight standoff in the second-season finale. Life after death seems to agree with Bernthal, though, who arrived for a recent afternoon interview in good spirits, his sweet-natured pit bull, Boss, by his side.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
Even by the gruesome standards of AMC's zombie megahit "The Walking Dead," the death of Lori Grimes, the heavily pregnant wife of protagonist Rick Grimes, was unusually brutal : a crude prison-floor C-section followed by a bullet to the head dispatched by her young son, Carl. Yet many viewers greeted the development not with despair or horror but with a sadistic kind of glee, flocking to Twitter, Facebook and online comment threads to post heartwarming eulogies like this one: "Lori left The Walking Dead the same way she came in. With her pants off. " The incongruous reaction to Lori's demise in the Nov. 4 episode  fits in with a broader trend at AMC, where unpopular first wives have become a network hallmark in the same way incest plot lines and gratuitous female nudity have at HBO. In addition to Lori, there's Betty, the long-suffering spouse (and now ex)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday: E! Entertainment host Giuliana Rancic reveals that she has early-stage breast cancer, discovered during a screening for in vitro fertilization. ( Los Angeles Times ) Susan Sarandon calls Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi during an interview. ( Los Angeles Times ) "The Walking Dead" season 2 premiere draws 7.3 million viewers. ( Los Angeles Times ) Expect big changes from Chandler Riggs, the young actor who plays Rick Grimes' son, on "The Walking Dead.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2011
A day after news reports surfaced that Frank Darabont was leaving "The Walking Dead," there was finally a little clarity Wednesday about where the zombie show was headed. Darabont is stepping down from his multifaceted role at the AMC series — he was executive producer and an occasional director — and, at most, will be involved as a consultant. In his place, AMC will promote the show's No. 2 executive, Glen Mazzara, a veteran of "The Shield" who has been heavily involved in "Dead" since the end of 2010.
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