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'The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus explains why Daryl Dixon never runs out of arrows

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So many mysteries when it comes to AMC’s The Walking Dead. How did the zombie apocalypse begin? Why is everyone infected? Are there any safe areas left? Also, how is it that crossbow-wielding badass Daryl Dixon never manages to run out of arrows? We went straight to the source for answers and asked the man who plays Dixon, Norman Reedus, for an explanation.

“I try to recycle the arrows as much as possible,” says Reedus in the video interview below while taking a break from his Entertainment Weekly cover shoot (you can buy all three collector covers right here!). He’s got a point there as you often do see Daryl pull an arrow out of the skull of a walker he’s just put down. But still, with that few arrows at his disposal, and considering all the times he isn’t able to reuse one, it would seem he would have run out by now, right? “They go on runs and we raid places and this is Georgia so that is one of the weapons that people hunt with,” says Reedus. “So it’s not unheard of to find more arrows.” Reedus also assumes there is off-screen replenishment going on. “When you show this large of a time frame, there’s a lot of things that are sort of understood. You never see us go to the bathroom, but we do that.”

Reedus also spoke eloquently about the evolution of his character and how his on-screen brother Merle’s death has changed Daryl. As Reedus explains, with Merle gone, “Daryl has the opportunity to become the man he was never going to be.” To hear more from the man on all things Daryl Dixon, click on the video player below. Also make sure to watch our exclusive Facebook video with the star. And for additional intel on season 4 of The Walking Dead (which begins Oct. 13), check out the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Andrew Lincoln says Rick will be 'in a completely different place' in season 4

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There’s no doubt that Rick Grimes went a bit cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs after his wife Lori died during childbirth on The Walking Dead. Next thing you knew he was off seeing ghosts and avoiding his baby Judith as much as possible. But while Rick was not winning any father of the year awards last season, the man who plays him, Andrew Lincoln, says that parenting will come back into focus in season 4 — especially after son Carl went and killed a surrendering Woodbury teen named Jody in the season finale. “Certainly after the death of Lori, I think that a lot was brought into question, certainly in that last episode,” Lincoln said in the video interview below while taking a break from posing for the new cover of Entertainment Weekly. “And Andrea helped that sort of narrow his focus much more on his son, who is obviously in a very, very disturbed state toward the end of last season. And I think he has to take responsibility for that.”

But while Rick may strive to be a better father in season 4, those damn zombies and other nutjobs like the Governor keep seeming to get in the way. “You find him in a completely different place,” says Lincoln of Rick’s role. “And I do think that the struggle within him is still there, which is whether or not he should be a leader at the expense of being a father figure.” READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con: What's lunch break like on the 'Walking Dead' set? -- VIDEO

Andrew Lincoln told EW’s Anthony Breznican at Comic-Con that Rick is “in a completely new place” when The Walking Dead season 4 begins in October.

“He’s a new Rick,” the actor said.

But the real Walking Dead question is: What is lunch break like on the ultra-violent, ultra-bloody set? How can the actors possibly eat around all those blood and guts?

See their answers about that and more below:
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'The Walking Dead' at Comic-Con: Season 4's trailer, and a possible Rick-Michonne romance?

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The Panel: Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Chad Coleman, David Morrissey, and Norman Reedus. READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con: TV's 'Brave New Warriors' on unsexy moments, fan fiction, and more

The handsome was on display Thursday afternoon at Entertainment Weekly’s Brave New Warriors Comic-Con panel, moderated by Lynette Rice. Squeals from the audience were expected, of course, but even the panelists seemed completely delighted by each others aesthetics. “I just wanted to speak for the fans and say, ‘Tyler, you are so sexy,’” said Grimm’s David Guintoli to Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey. Twice.

Okay, so it might have been tongue in cheek. Still, these guys know how to work a room, even if they do get paid to brood, as Guintoli said. Take a look at some of the best moments from EW’s panel with Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), David Guintoli (Grimm), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead).  READ FULL STORY

Comic-Con: 'The Walking Dead' creator Robert Kirkman's thoughts on fast zombies

It’s a big debate in the zombie-world — should the undead be able to run?

The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman, whose walkers are decidedly slow, sat down with EW at Comic-Con and weighed in on the mobility of zombies in pop culture.

Kirkman also talked about the comic’s upcoming  10th anniversary, plus the season 4 return of the hit AMC series. Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Exclusive first photo of Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as new character Bob Stookey

A lot of familiar faces — Lori, T-Dog, Merle, Andrea — did not make it out of last season of The Walking Dead alive. But reinforcements are on the way. Not only have newcomers like Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and sister Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) joined the survivors at the prison for season 4, but there will be a fresh new face as well. The name attached to that face is Bob Stookey, a character from both The Walking Dead comic book and The Road to Woodbury novel. And not only can you see the exclusive first image of Bob Stookey in full right here by clicking on the “Full Size Image” button above, but you can score some fresh intel about the character from the new showrunner as well as the man who plays Stookey below. READ FULL STORY

'The Walking Dead': Glenn and Maggie lock lips in exclusive super-hot photo and GIF

They had some tough times in season 3 of The Walking Dead, what with her being forced to strip down by the Governor and him not being able to get over it. But Maggie and Glenn finally worked it out and even got engaged before all was said and done. How are things between the pair when things pick up in season 4? Pretty damn fine, it seems. “It’s in a really safe place,” says the woman who plays Maggie, Lauren Cohan, of the relationship. Steven Yeun, a.k.a. Glenn, agrees. “They’re in a good groove, living as close to what normal life should be,” says Yeun. “Whatever you can call that in this world.”

In fact, Cohan and Yeun got into the mood, so to speak, during a recent Entertainment Weekly photo shoot to show us just how great things are. They are lip-smacking, face-sucking, full-body-embracing great! Click on the “Full Size Image” button above to check out the rest of the smooch in all its full-sized glory. And then look below to see their passion in animated GIF form! Let’s just hope there are still condoms available in the zombie apocalypse, or else baby Judith Grimes may soon be having play dates.

For more on season 4 of The Walking Dead, check out the Entertainment Weekly cover story, hitting newsstands Friday, July 19.

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'The Walking Dead': Daryl Dixon is a masked man in exclusive season 4 photo

The producers of AMC’s The Walking Dead have promised even scarier zombies and another new threat to rock the survivors when the hit cable drama returns for season 4 in October. But they did not warn us of the possibility that DARYL DIXON MAY NO LONGER HAVE A FACE! Okay, maybe that’s jumping to conclusions, but check out the exclusive new season 4 photo in full by clicking on the “Full Size Image” button above. READ FULL STORY

Former cast members react to 'The Wire' being named the greatest TV show ever by EW

The TV landscape has been filled with cultural touchstones beloved by an entire generation, but when Entertainment Weekly revealed its list of the 100 Greatest TV Shows Ever (as part of our current The 100 All-Time Greatest issue) it was not The Simpsons, Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Sex & The City, Saturday Night Live nor any other show that begins with the letter S that topped the list. Instead it was a little-watched HBO drama that could not even crack 1 million viewers an episode for its final season.

Created by David Simon, The Wire started in 2002 as a tale of the Baltimore drug trade, but evolved over its five sensational seasons to tackle corruption in all departments of big city life — education, politics, and media included. And now it has been dubbed by EW the best TV show ever. I happened to be on the set of The Walking Dead right as the news broke and was able to get reactions from two former Wire — and current Walking Dead  — cast members: Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., who played doomed dealer D’Angelo Barksdale, and Chad Coleman, who was reformed killer Cutty. READ FULL STORY

'Walking Dead': Epic season 4 poster

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AMC has just unveiled the first The Walking Dead season 4 teaser poster (link below), which will be displayed as a banner at Comic-Con in San Diego later this month. The image has Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) front and center, while Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) — on a horse! — fight off a sea of walkers. Everybody has their weapon of choice. The full image with all the characters is too epic for a mere blog, so here’s a link to the complete full-size image. The Walking Dead returns to AMC this October.

'Game of Thrones' sets another piracy record

Game of Thrones was the must-watch show of the season — and it has the illegal-download numbers to prove it.

According to TorrentFreak, the HBO fantasy series’ third season is the most-pirated show of spring 2013, with 5.2 million downloads. The Big Bang Theory lands at No. 2 with 2.9 million, followed by How I Met Your Mother (2.85 million), The Walking Dead (2.7 million) and rookie series Hannibal (2.1 million).

This is just the latest piracy record set by GoT, which was named the most illegally downloaded TV series of 2012. When EW spoke with HBO programming president Michael Lombardo in March, he saw the dubious record as somewhat of an honor.
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InsideTV Podcast: Norman Reedus previews season 4 of 'The Walking Dead': 'They've introduced a way to make the zombies scary again'

We still have over four months until the return of The Walking Dead, but it’s never too early to check in with one of the survivors as to what’s going on and what to expect. Daryl Dixon himself, Norman Reedus, called in from Senoia, Georgia (where the show is filming) to talk to Jenna Morasca and me on EW’s SiriusXM channel and update us on the progress of season 4. “The scripts this season are just amazing,” says Reedus. “It feels like we’ve shot about three movies already. It’s super intense.”

Reedus also backs up exec producer Gale Anne Hurd’s comment about the zombies becoming more of a threat when the show returns. “They’ve introduced a way to make the zombies scary again,” he says. “They’re terrifying. The new threat is just unreal.” Reedus also tells people not to worry about the show now being on its third showrunner in four seasons, with Scott Gimple replacing Glen Mazzara (who replaced Frank Darabont). “The structure of the writing is a bit different,” says Reedus. “It’s so intense. These are our best scripts so far.” To listen to our entire interview with Norman Reedus, just click on the audio player below.

But that’s not all. Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany called in to EW Radio before the BBC America clone drama’s season finale to chat with Jessica Shaw and me about playing seven different distinctive characters — often in the same scene. What was her audition like? Which clone is her favorite to play? What music does she listen to in order to get in the mood for each character? And which clone is most like the actress herself? Fans of the show will definitely want to check out our chat with Tatiana.

Last but not least, the evil genius behind The Bachelor and Bachelorette, Mike Fleiss, called in to talk about the new season, unfortunate white boy rapping, the differences between the two franchises, and dealing with spoilers. He also broke some news: Bachelor Pad may be back in 2014! Find out why it’s taking the summer off in 2013 but should return next year. READ FULL STORY

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