‘Walking Dead’ Panel At TV Academy Reveals No “Protection” In Season 4 Return; Star Andrew Lincoln Too Sick To Attend

By | Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 10:00pm PST

WD Ensemble“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.

Related: ‘The Walking Dead’s Season 4 Return (Video)

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 »

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Hammond: Emmys – The Good, The Bad And Those Late Night Parties

Pete Hammond

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 »

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EMMY DEAL, FINALLY: Mark Burnett To Produce 63rd Primetime Awards On Fox

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 »

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Paley Center Announces Emmy Rival Show

Nellie Andreeva

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 »

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Primetime Emmy Awards Change Rules

By | Monday April 19, 2010 @ 10:40am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

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 »

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TV Academy Adds Exec Committee Names

By | Thursday April 15, 2010 @ 9:52am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

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.

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