‘The Walking Dead’ Renewed for Fifth Season

The Walking Dead

Briefly: Despite the fact that no show seems to garner more “why am I still watching this?” comments every week than The Walking Dead, the fact is people are still watching it. Loads of them. 16.1 million people tuned in to the recent season four premiere, which is a record number for any basic cable show, and the showing in the key 18-49 demographic was particularly good.

And so the thing has been renewed for a fifth season, which was all but inevitable at this point. Read More »

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David Brent is coming back, as is Whose Line It Anyway? Also after the jump:

  • Lee Pace, Angela Kinsey, Michael Ealy and more book pilots
  • Entourage‘s Rhys Chorio will drop by Dexter next season
  • Ron Livingston and Brian Geraghty join Boardwalk Empire
  • FX’s Archer and Syfy’s Lost Girl get renewals
  • Goodwin Games, Louis CK‘s new special get premiere dates
  • The CW cancels 90210 and moves Cult to Fridays
  • AMC confirms Scott Gimple as the new Walking Dead showrunner
  • Dylan McDermott drops a hint about American Horror Story
  • Most PaleyFest 2013 panels will stream live online
  • Netflix announces the Flixies awards

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The premise of The Walking Dead ensures that none of the cast members can ever be sure they’ll live to see the next episode, but job security on this show doesn’t seem to be much that better behind the scenes. As it heads toward the midseason premiere of Season 3, the AMC drama has just announced its third showrunner. Scott Gimple will replace Glen Mazzara, who lasted two seasons as a replacement for series creator Frank Darabont. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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The last time we heard about Ghost Rider 2, now being called Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance, there was a possibility that it would be moving forward without Nicolas Cage, because Sony needs to make the sequel soon or lose the rights altogether. (It could be Ghost Rider Shrugged!) Now there’s a report that Cage will likely star in the film. And there is a director nearly set. Or make that directors: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the men behind the two Crank films, are negotiating to make the sequel. Read More »

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