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'The Walking Dead': New showrunner Scott Gimple calls season 4 'a greatest hits approach'

Walking Dead fans were thrown last December when it was announced there was going to be a changing of the guard when it came to showrunner duties for season 4 of the AMC drama (which premieres Oct. 13). The move was especially surprising seeing as how the departing showrunner, Glen Mazzara, had already taken over for original main man Frank Darabont when Darabont was removed form the show halfway through season 2. If there is a silver lining for fans worried about all the upheaval, however, it comes from the fact that the man now assuming the showrunner duties is the same man responsible for writing some of the show’s most acclaimed episodes.

Scott M. Gimple — who wrote season 2’s “Pretty Much Dead Already” (in which poor Sophia finally emerged out of the barn) and last season’s “Clear” (which saw the return of Lennie James’ Morgan) — has certainly proven his chops. It is also clear from my conversations with the cast that they are universally excited with the new more character-driven approach that he plans to take in season 4. Of course, “character-driven” does not mean there won’t be any action. The season premiere features one of the biggest and most intricate action scenes the series has ever filmed. I spoke with the new man-in-charge about taking over the controls and what to expect in season 4 of The Walking Dead. (Note: Read through both pages for the full Q&A.) READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus says 'the fear is back in season 4'

The Walking Dead returns for season 4 on Oct. 13, but when it does, several of the original cast members will not be returning with it. Season 3 was a bloodbath and many of the victims claimed were folks that were around when the show first started: Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Laurie Holden (Andrea), and Michael Rooker (Merle) all watched their characters meet an untimely demise.

One person who was certainly not happy to see them go was Norman Reedus, who (still) plays Daryl Dixon on AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama. “I hate it when one of the OGs goes,” Reedus told me while taking a break from filming on the set of season 4. “It really bums me out. It’s taken three seasons for people to get wrapped up in certain characters. I think once you invest in those characters to have those characters go is just like ‘Ah, man.’ I think people are sort of left hanging on a string.” READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Andrew Lincoln says 'the group dynamic has changed radically'

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The West Georgia Correctional Facility will look very different when season 4 of The Walking Dead premieres on Oct. 13. That’s not just because there is a garden growing and livestock in the fields — there are also people. A lot more people. And according to star Andrew Lincoln, while there is safety in numbers, more people and can also mean more problems. “There’s around about 50 new characters, and that puts obviously an enormous pressure on the group with the practical necessities,” Lincoln told us in the video clip below while taking a break from his recent Entertainment Weekly cover shoot. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan promise 'more loving, less shoving' for Glenn and Maggie

Their relationship was a shining beacon of hope in an otherwise depressing-as-hell zombie apocalypse. But then Maggie was forced to strip by the Governor, and then Glenn totally acted like a jerk about it. Love on the rocks! But by the end of season 3 of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Glenn gave Maggie a ring and the lovebirds were singing once again. So how are things when the action picks up in season 4 (which premieres Oct. 13)? Stars Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan talked about the couple’s future while taking a break from their insanely hot EW photo shoot. “If we could envision a smooth ride for Maggie and Glenn this season, I think it would involve less walkers and a honeymoon,” says Cohan. “But mostly I think they’re just glad to still be alive and have each other. There was a pact they made at the end of season 3 that is going to be really interesting this season.”

Leave it to Yeun to more succinctly sum things up as “more loving, less shoving.” But speaking of that honeymoon, who would even be able to marry them? “As soon as Herschel gets ordained online he’s gonna be the one to do it,” laughs Cohan. To see more from our chat with Yeun and Cohan (who periodically bursts out into hysterics), as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from our EW photo soot, just click on the video player below. And for more Walking Dead news, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss. READ FULL STORY

InsideTV Podcast: Rupert from 'Survivor' does not regret sending himself to Redemption Island

Rupert Boneham came into Survivor: Blood vs. Water predicting a one-two finish for him and his wife Laura. He got first, alright. Unfortunately for him, it ended up being first one out. Rupert called into Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM, channel 105) to talk with Jessica Shaw and me all about his short stint on the island, and we now present that interview for you here on the InsideTV Podcast. Does he regret swapping places with wife Laura and sending himself to Redemption Island? How was his time there with non-Rupert fan Candice? Are other Survivors jealous of his popularity with fans? And how would he have coexisted with Colton? We get into all that and more, and you can hear it all by clicking on the audio player icon below.

But Rupert’s not the only Survivor we have on tap this week: RC Saint-Armour also stopped by the studio to talk with former Survivor champ Jenna Morasca and me about what it was like for her and her dad to be cut from the game and sent home from location just two days before filming began due to his high blood pressure. RC reveals all the juicy behind-the-scenes intel, including who her pre-game alliance mates were, and her desperate attempt to stay in the game even after her father was ruled out. It’s a must listen for any Survivor fan.

And we also we turn our attention from the living to the dead. Or undead, rather. The Walking Dead exec producer Greg Nicotero called in to give some teases on season 4 of the zombie drama. Greg — who directed the season premiere episode airing on Oct. 13 — tells us that the zombies will be scarier then ever before this year. He clues us in as to what else to expect in season 4 while also telling us all about the new Walking Dead haunted maze happening at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. READ FULL STORY

Vincent Martella of 'Phineas and Ferb' to appear on 'The Walking Dead'

Disney Channel animation fans may have recognized a familiar face — or voice, perhaps — when AMC debuted some new footage from season 4 of The Walking Dead last week. Standing there in the prison yard talking to Carl was none other than Vincent Martella, best known as the voice of Phineas Flynn on the hit series Phineas and Ferb. (Martella also played Chris’ best friend, Greg Wuliger, on Everybody Hates Chris.)

But who is Martella playing on the zombie drama? Could it be zombie Phineas?!? Nope. It turns out his character is named Patrick and is among the various survivors that have been brought into the prison to help build the new community. “He’s right around Carl’s age,” explains Martella. “He’s a little bit older. He’s one of the new people who Carl gets a little closer with. Carl hasn’t really had anybody his age, so now you kind of get to see Carl’s relationship with people his own age and that’s one of the things that Patrick is bringing to the show.” READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead' spin-off series is officially in the works

AMC has announced that it is developing a companion series for The Walking Dead that is targeted to make it on air in 2015. Current Walking Dead executive producers Robert Kirkman (who also creatred the comic book on which the show is based), Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will also work on the new series.

“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe,” said Kirkman in an announcement by AMC, who will also produce the series.. “The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.” READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Lawrence Gilliard Jr. on how he landed the part of Bob Stookey

Lawrence Gilliard Jr. was not supposed to be cast on The Walking Dead. And the reason was simple: another former The Wire alum — Chad Coleman, who played Cutty — was already on the show as Tyreese. And for new showrunner Scott M. Gimple, one Wire alum was enough. But thanks to two pesky casting directors and two killer auditions by the actor himself (who played doomed drug dealer D’Angelo Barksdale on The Wire), Gilliard indeed landed the part of new character Bob Stookey, a former army medic who in the original Walking Dead comic book happens to be an older, white guy. While waiting out a rain delay on set during filming of season 4, Gilliard told the story of his audition process and how he was able to change Gimple’s mind. READ FULL STORY

Andrew Lincoln explains why he does not watch 'The Walking Dead'

The Walking Dead has set all sorts of ratings records since it debuted on AMC three years ago, but there is one man who isn’t watching — the show’s star, Andrew Lincoln. While many actors on TV programs can’t wait to see how the final product is all put together for the small screen, Lincoln makes it a point to not watch his own show. While I was down on the set for filming of season 4 (which premieres Oct. 13) I asked the man who plays Rick Grimes why he refuses to watch, and here’s what he told me… READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead's' governor cast in new AMC project

David Morrissey — aka the Governor on The Walking Dead — has been cast in a new drama pilot for AMC, which may fuel speculation that his character will finally meet his maker in season four.

But don’t despair, Dead-heads: The cable network insists that Morrissey will do double duty on the zombie drama and Line of Sight, which will focus on a National Transportation Safety Board investigator (Morrissey) who survives a mysterious plane crash. AMC told Deadline that both  are produced in Atlanta, which will make it possible for the actor to work two jobs. Line Of Sight is from Blake Masters (2 Guns) and director Jonathan Demme.

Morrissey appeared alongside other cast members at Dead’s Comic-Con panel last month in San Diego. His character wasn’t featured in the trailer, though. Hmm…

The fourth season of The Walking Dead begins on Oct. 13.

'Walking Dead' sneak peek: Michonne fights zombies

AMC just debuted a sneak peek of the fourth season of The Walking Dead, the outrageously popular zombie-apocalypse show which returns on October 13. The short video shows Michonne astride her new horse, Flame, fighting off a couple of of undead attacks using the power of friendship. Just kidding! Carl and Maggie are there, too. The video quality isn’t good. But hey, it could be worse; it could be Low Winter Sun. Watch the video: READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Watch an exclusive deleted scene with Lori as a zombie!

Okay, let’s be honest: Rick Grimes went a little nuts last season on The Walking Dead after his wife Lori died. He started hearing things and then seeing things — things that weren’t actually there. But, as a new exclusive deleted scene from the upcoming Walking Dead season 3 DVD/Blu-ray set shows, it could have been even worse. Much worse.

Remember back in episode 10 (“Home”) when Rick had himself a tender moment with a vision of his former wife in a white dress out on a bridge past the prison yard? Well, a new deleted scene shows how the scene was originally shot — and it seems that tender moment actually turned quite terrifying. After making out for a bit — because who doesn’t love making out with hallucinations from time to time — Rick pulls back to see that his beautiful wife is now a significantly less kissable zombie version of his beautiful wife. That’s right, Sarah Wayne Callies got zombified! READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Danai Gurira on why Michonne's new horse is like a 'man cave'

We’ve heard about the mysterious new threat and the herds of zombies awaiting both us and the survivors when The Walking Dead returns Oct. 13 on AMC, but one of the things that has fans most jacked for season 4 is the sight of Michonne looking even more badass while riding her new horse named Flame. “One of the most compelling images is Michonne finding a new and possibly a lot more reliable type of transportation,” says executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. “With gas at a premium, with the fact that vehicles break down, I think we would return to the days of horseback riding and you can graze them as you go in a place like Georgia. You don’t have to carry food for them. They feed themselves, so to speak. It goes along with the new approach this season of sustainability. With a horse, you can go through the woods. You can get around obstacles. You can’t do that in a vehicle. If a tree falls and blocks the road, you can’t go through the forest. You’re not going to make it through. It’s actually much more of a useful choice. Not only that, but Michonne looks so badass on it.”

New showrunner Scott M. Gimple concurs and adds, “I’ll tell you this—Danai can ride that horse. She does an amazing job. Initially I was a little afraid. I think she was a little confident about it, but I was pretty amazed.” Well, it turns out the process of Danai Gurira learning how to ride that horse is a story in itself. And the actress told me that story in her trailer while waiting out a rain delay on set of The Walking Dead. Here’s what she said: READ FULL STORY

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