“This is the first time since Season 1 where they don’t have any protection,” The Walking Dead EP and director Greg Nicotero said tonight of the remainder of the show’s fourth season. “You get a sweeping sense of the world again, and our characters are thrust back in it,” he added without giving away any more than that.
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Just days before the AMC series comes back from its midseason break, Nicotero was joined at the TV Academy by creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman, EP Gale Anne Hurd, EP and showrunner Scott Gimple, EP Dave Alpert, stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun and other members of WD’s main cast. Unlike a similar appearance at the TV Academy around this time last year — when recently exited EP Glen Mazzara was suddenly a no-show — there wasn’t any controversy, but there was another notable absence. Lead Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on the show, was scheduled to be there tonight but ended up missing the evening due to a cold. “I am so sorry I’m not to be able to attend this event, but I am currently the walking dead tonight,” the actor said in a note to the audience read by Gimple in a terrible British accent. Read More »
Emmy 2011 is officially over and those I talked to at the Governors Ball, HBO and AMC celebrations generally liked it. The consensus is that Jane Lynch was a sharp host, the pace was good and the Mark Burnett-produced show came to life enough times to make it all worthwhile despite the deja … Read More »
Tonight’s announcement follows a 7 PM emergency board meeting by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences reported by Deadline to resolve what was seeming like an endless delay in setting this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards on Fox … Read More »
Just as the TV Academy is facing tough negotiations with the TV networks for a new Primetime Emmy Awards deal, the Paley Center for Media is officially throwing its hat into the ring with an announcement today that it has scheduled its first awards show for May 2012 in New … Read More »
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today several changes to the rules and procedures for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards. Every year, the Academy’s Board of Governors reviews in detail the rules and procedures for each award to determine if any updates or changes are required. This year’s changes … Read More »
Television Academy Chairman and CEO John Shaffner announced that he has appointed writer/producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, digital media executive Albert Cheng, actor Benito Martinez and director Millicent Shelton to serve on the Academy’s Executive Committee. They will join current Executive Committee Chair’s appointees Dick Askin and John Landgraf.