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March 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
As fans of “The  Walking Dead” know, one of the pleasures of watching the show is pointing out its various inconsistencies. It's a show that practically invites nitpicking. (I mean, is it really that easy to decapitate the undead? Don't zombies ever starve? And just how is the electricity still working at this point, a year or so into the zombie apocalypse?) On Thursday night, Conan O'Brien got the chance to do what millions of Internet commenters and fanboys across the globe would like to do: He grilled Robert Kirkman, the author of the original comic books and an executive producer on the series, about the many things on “The Walking Dead” that don't completely make sense.
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November 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
George A. Romero is known popularly as the father of the modern movie zombie because of his 1968 classic, "Night of the Living Dead. " But he recently had some less-than-flattering things to say about "The Walking Dead," the zombie TV series that wears its Romero influence on its sleeve. Speaking to the U.K. newspaper the Big Issue, Romero stated that he's chosen to stay far away from the AMC series, which is pushing zombies to the forefront of the pop culture zeitgeist. "They asked me to do a couple of episodes of 'The Walking Dead,' but I didn't want to be a part of it," Romero said.
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June 5, 2005
Thank YOU, Carina Chocano, for providing in your commentary the entertainment that "Monster-in-Law" failed to provide a couple of weeks ago when I had the misfortune of seeing it ["How to Cook Up a 'Perfect' Heroine," May 29]. My friends (one even saw it twice!) can't understand why I found that film so execrable. Now I have my explanation. Robert Kirkman Long Beach
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October 29, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
In perhaps the most unsurprising announcement ever, AMC has renewed ratings-busting drama "The Walking Dead" for a fifth season. Get your flu shots! The drama was last season's biggest scripted show. And when it returned for its fourth season earlier this month, its premiere episode delivered a whopping 16.1 million viewers with its 9 p.m. airing, with 10.4 million of those among the advertiser-coveted demographic of viewers ages 18 to 49 - a new series record. And it continues to hold its own. So, yeah , AMC wants more zombie action.
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November 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
George A. Romero is known popularly as the father of the modern movie zombie because of his 1968 classic, "Night of the Living Dead. " But he recently had some less-than-flattering things to say about "The Walking Dead," the zombie TV series that wears its Romero influence on its sleeve. Speaking to the U.K. newspaper the Big Issue, Romero stated that he's chosen to stay far away from the AMC series, which is pushing zombies to the forefront of the pop culture zeitgeist. "They asked me to do a couple of episodes of 'The Walking Dead,' but I didn't want to be a part of it," Romero said.
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April 3, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
This week Conan O'Brien is broadcasting his late-night show from Atlanta, where's he's soaked up some of the local culture by joining a gospel choir , becoming a Civil War reenactor and throwing a General Sherman effigy off a roof . These days Atlanta is also home base for AMC's mega hit, “The Walking Dead,” and given O'Brien's  well-established geek tendencies , it hardly seems surprising that on Tuesday night he...
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December 21, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Just in time for the holidays, AMC has quite a surprise for fans of “The Walking Dead.” The megahit zombie series has been picked up for a fourth season, but will continue without showrunner Glen Mazzara at the helm. In a statement Friday announcing the show's pickup - all but a foregone conclusion, given its record-setting ratings - AMC also dropped the bombshell that Mazzara would no longer be involved with the series beyond the current season, which resumes in February. “The two parties have mutually decided to part ways," AMC said in the statement.
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October 12, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Since the end of its first season, the narrative direction of "The Walking Dead" has been a, um, bone of contention. Based on the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman (who serves as executive producer), "The Walking Dead" leveraged a built-in audience to become AMC's first real big ratings hit. Issues of plot and pacing dog any adaptation, but creative differences have separated the show from its show runner twice already - Scott Gimple recently took over Season 4, which premieres Sunday night.
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October 17, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Expect to see more vampires, werewolves and the undead come to life on television. In the latest sign of Hollywood's growing appetite for comic book properties, San Diego comic book company IDW Publishing is launching a television division managed by an executive producer of the hit zombie series "The Walking Dead. " IDW, also known as Idea and Design Works, already publishes a wide range of comic books and graphic novels based on film and TV titles, including "Doctor Who," "G.I.
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May 31, 2013
Join actor David Morrissey and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp at noon PDT today for a live video chat about Morrissey's turn as the Governor on the AMC hit television series "The Walking Dead. " Fans of Robert Kirkman's comic book had long been anticipating the introduction of the iconic bad-guy character, the Governor, to the series, and, judging from this year's ratings, they weren't disappointed. "We were looking for a talented actor who could play a lot of nuance,” showrunner Glen Mazzara said of casting Morrissey, a Liverpool native best known for his turn in the British miniseries “State of Play” and the noir-inflected “Red Riding” murder mystery film trilogy.
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October 17, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Expect to see more vampires, werewolves and the undead come to life on television. In the latest sign of Hollywood's growing appetite for comic book properties, San Diego comic book company IDW Publishing is launching a television division managed by an executive producer of the hit zombie series "The Walking Dead. " IDW, also known as Idea and Design Works, already publishes a wide range of comic books and graphic novels based on film and TV titles, including "Doctor Who," "G.I.
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October 12, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Since the end of its first season, the narrative direction of "The Walking Dead" has been a, um, bone of contention. Based on the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman (who serves as executive producer), "The Walking Dead" leveraged a built-in audience to become AMC's first real big ratings hit. Issues of plot and pacing dog any adaptation, but creative differences have separated the show from its show runner twice already - Scott Gimple recently took over Season 4, which premieres Sunday night.
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September 16, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
"The Walking Dead" is set to begin its fourth season on AMC next month, but the network is already looking ahead to 2015, when it's expected to launch a spinoff series to the biggest drama on cable. On Monday, AMC announced a companion series to the original. "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman will serve as executive producer on the new series alongside Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. While no plot details have been divulged yet, the new series looks likely to approach the zombified world from an entirely different angle.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2013
Join actor David Morrissey and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp at noon PDT today for a live video chat about Morrissey's turn as the Governor on the AMC hit television series "The Walking Dead. " Fans of Robert Kirkman's comic book had long been anticipating the introduction of the iconic bad-guy character, the Governor, to the series, and, judging from this year's ratings, they weren't disappointed. "We were looking for a talented actor who could play a lot of nuance,” showrunner Glen Mazzara said of casting Morrissey, a Liverpool native best known for his turn in the British miniseries “State of Play” and the noir-inflected “Red Riding” murder mystery film trilogy.
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April 3, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
This week Conan O'Brien is broadcasting his late-night show from Atlanta, where's he's soaked up some of the local culture by joining a gospel choir , becoming a Civil War reenactor and throwing a General Sherman effigy off a roof . These days Atlanta is also home base for AMC's mega hit, “The Walking Dead,” and given O'Brien's  well-established geek tendencies , it hardly seems surprising that on Tuesday night he...
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March 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The third season finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead" airs Sunday, and based on what's already occurred this season, there's no sure way to predict the outcome. Those who haven't been keeping up with the series should read no further, as spoilers abound. Already this season, Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies), T-Dog (IronE Singleton) and Merle (Michael Rooker) are just three of the cast members who met untimely ends. And though more blood will surely be shed in the finale, there's only one pressing question: Will the Governor (David Morrissey)
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September 16, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
"The Walking Dead" is set to begin its fourth season on AMC next month, but the network is already looking ahead to 2015, when it's expected to launch a spinoff series to the biggest drama on cable. On Monday, AMC announced a companion series to the original. "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman will serve as executive producer on the new series alongside Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. While no plot details have been divulged yet, the new series looks likely to approach the zombified world from an entirely different angle.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
As fans of “The  Walking Dead” know, one of the pleasures of watching the show is pointing out its various inconsistencies. It's a show that practically invites nitpicking. (I mean, is it really that easy to decapitate the undead? Don't zombies ever starve? And just how is the electricity still working at this point, a year or so into the zombie apocalypse?) On Thursday night, Conan O'Brien got the chance to do what millions of Internet commenters and fanboys across the globe would like to do: He grilled Robert Kirkman, the author of the original comic books and an executive producer on the series, about the many things on “The Walking Dead” that don't completely make sense.
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