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Is the 200th episode of The Big Bang Theory about Howard learning that Bernadette is pregnant? — Jayla
Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait that long for Howard to discover the joyous news, but the 200th does feature a momentous occasion that we’ve never seen on the show before: Sheldon actually allows the gang to celebrate his birthday! (Check out a sneak peek here.) In other news, after the 200th, Sheldon may not be the only guy on the show who can brag about making out with Leonard’s mom!

I will take anything The Walking Dead. Please, pretty please. — Hartley
Here’s a fair warning: The nail-biting tension you felt watching the first four minutes of the episode continues all the way through. There are at least two literal explosive moments, with a third gasp-inducing sequence that will probably leave you reeling and wondering how Rick can possibly stay sane. Fortunately, Daryl comes up big when you least expect it.

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The Walking Dead (AMC, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — The Walking Dead meets Sons of Anarchy when Daryl and Co. are stopped by a biker gang trying to gank their gear in the mid-season premiere.

Vinyl (HBO, Sunday 9:00 p.m.) — Bobby Cannavale plays visionary, but volatile record producer Richie Finestra as he works to pioneer a new age of rock and roll between doing lines in the bathroom and screwing up his marriage. Well, those last two things might be a two-birds, one-stone situation, but you get the idea.

Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday 11:30 p.m.) — Kanye either cleared the controversial lyric with Taylor Swift, or he didn’t. Either way, he’s following up his sold-out MSG album release party/listening party/fashion show with a performance on SNL as Melissa McCarthy hosts.

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO, Sunday 11:00 p.m.) — John Oliver promises to focus more on the process than the personalities of the ongoing presidential primaries, but we’re guessing it’s going to be a metaphoric bloodbath either way. Season three premieres on Sunday.

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (ESPN, Friday 7:00 p.m.) — Drizzy and Kevin Hart serve as the respective head coaches as Jason Sudeikis, Blue Jays outfielder/bat flip maestro Jose Bautista, King Hipster/Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, that guy from Property Brothers and other famous faces try to prove they’re mildly athletic at the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.

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When we last left the cast of Fear the Walking Dead back in October, some serious shit had just kicked off. After losing two members of their group, and the whole world on the brink of collapse, the only hope they had was the mysterious Strand and his yacht Abigail.

Now, thanks to a new promo for the series from AMC, we’ve got our first glimpse of the gang aboard the vessel as they try and stay out of reach of the undead on open water. Check out the short but sweet video below:

All looks rather intense, doesn’t it?

First up we get quick flashes of most of the remaining cast, who all look rather on edge, and as if they’re all keeping a keen eye out for possible threats:


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And, of course no promo for any zombie TV show would be complete without some gnarly zombie shots. First up we see another vessel approaching the yacht, filled with people with their arms up — but is this vessel packed with the living, or the living dead? We also get our first glimpse of what looks like a walker floating in the ocean, something that I personally have been pretty geared up about seeing. How much of a threat are walkers in the water? Do they disintegrate quicker? Can they swim?!

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Lauren Cohan broke news this week via an EW-moderated QA at the SoHo Apple Store in New York City that she would be guest-starring in two upcoming episodes of The Mindy Project. But she’s not the only Walking Dead star that will be appearing on the show.

Ross Marquand (who plays Aaron on The Walking Dead) will also be showing up on The Mindy Project when season 4 of the comedy returns on Hulu. How do we know this? Because star Mindy Kaling Instagrammed the following photo.

Acting with this bae all week. #TheMindyProject

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While everyone is mum on the part Marquand will be playing, that certainly looks like some sort of wedding attire to us, so make of that what you will. Regardless, master impressionist Marquand was excited to once again showcase his comedic chops. “I’ve been a fan of Mindy and Ike [Barinholtz] for a long time, and just that whole show,” says Marquand. “I was a bit nervous to get back in the comedy scene because it had been a while for me. And when I got there they were so welcoming and said, ‘We are huge fans of The Walking Dead and we were on Talking Dead a few times ourselves so we can’t wait to see what the new season brings.”

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Well, for me, I always believe in [showunner Scott M. Gimple], and I think Scott has a great vision for the show, is actually the right person for this job, and is maybe one of the more genius minds that I do know,” Yeun tells EW. “And the thing that he iterated to me when he first pitched the idea, I’d never really balked on it. I was like, “Cool. Let’s make sure that we do this right.” I was all gung-ho and in for it, and whatever anybody wants to say about the execution — people might be bummed about it or be fine with it, and I have my own personal opinions about it — but the core of it all is really that we went for something, that we tried something, in a time when we’re getting drudged-down, safe versions of everything.

We tried for something that could have been dangerous, and to some, it was. And to some, they didn’t like it, and things became polarizing to an extent for that move. But I never felt like our heart was at a place where we were trying to deceive the audience. Never were we like, “People are going to go crazy for this!” It was more just like, let’s tell this story and make it compelling and make it purposeful. Scott always brought up the point that he was trying to make the audience feel the same way as how people back in Alexandria must have felt not knowing where Glenn was. And whether the audience believes that we executed that well or not, we went for it, and even in the face of victory or failure, when you go for something, that’s all you can really hang your hat on.

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All guts, all gory! Entertainment Weekly takes you behind the scenes of the series that lives to shock. In this week’s cover story on the pulse-pounding return of The Walking Dead, we’ll take a deep dive into the jaw-dropping twists, scripts that made the cast physically ill, and a new villain who’s more terrifying than any zombie. To buy all six collectible covers, head here – and subscribe now for the exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. And for more Walking Dead scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

With apologies to the Incredible Hulk, you wouldn’t like Daryl Dixon when he’s angry. And according to the man who plays him, that is exactly what we are about to see. In the wake of having his motorcycle and crossbow stolen and now being told that all his property belongs to Negan, Daryl will be in a bit of a mood when The Walking Dead returns on Feb. 14, says Norman Reedus. We spoke with the actor about that and what else to expect in the second half of season 6.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How would you describe the arc or the tone of what we’re going to see in the back half coming up?
NORMAN REEDUS: There’s so much chaos happening in the second half. As far as Daryl is concerned, he is pissed off. He’s had his stuff taken from him. He put himself out there and trusted some people, and it did backfire on him, and I think he comes back super pissed off. There’s a lot of that element for me. I mean, I know you know the bad guys that are coming. It’s been announced and well displayed for everyone to see, but there’s definite surprises coming with all of that, and you know, it’s battle time.

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Before he was going around killing zombies and evil humans on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Andrew Lincoln played one of the most romantic characters ever.

Or…did he?

In an interview with TheWrap, posted Wednesday, the actor talks about portraying Mark in the 2003 cult romantic comedy film Love Actually. His character is in love with his friend’s wife, played by Keira Knightley. He was the best man at their wedding and had videotaped the event, focusing primarily on…the bride. One day, he shows up at the couple’s doorstep on Christmas Eve with a boom box and cue cards, which he uses to confess his love for her.

“He is a stalker,” Lincoln said. “That was my question to [director] Richard Curtis—’Do you not think we’re sort of borderline stalker territory here?’ And he said, ‘No, no. Not with you playing it, darling. You’ll be alright.'”

READ: Ranking all the relationships in Love Actually

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“I quite like the fact that I’m in one of the most romantic movies playing the only guy who doesn’t get the girl,” the actor told the outlet.

In 2014, an “Honest Trailer” of Love Actually was released, which described Lincoln’s character rather unfavorably.

“This guy, who’s trying to bang his best friend’s wife…wait, is that Rick?” it states.

Lincoln made his comments days before the season six midseason premiere of The Walking Dead. The hit series returns on Sunday, Valentine’s Day.

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WARNING: This article contains major spoilers from the mid-season 6 premiere of “The Walking Dead.” Read at your own risk.

Amid the walker invasion in Alexandria in the midseason finale, Carol (Melissa McBride) and Morgan (Lennie James) came to a head over whether the Wolves leader (Benedict Samuel) — who Morgan refused to kill — should be kept alive. Morgan didn’t want to kill him, while Carol wanted the intruder dead. Their clashing philosophies translated into a physical fight, which ended badly not only for the two, but also for Denise (Merritt Wever) who was taken hostage by the unnamed Wolf.

In a couple of Facebook posts, The Spoiling Dead Fans confirmed that Denise will survive the midseason premiere, and even detailed how the Alexandria’s medic will be saved from the hands of the murderous Wolf.

According to The Spoiling Dead Fan’s episode summary, Tara (Alanna Masterson) wants to rescue Denise from the Wolf, but Rosita (Christian Serratos) convinces her to just stay inside the house because they have no weapons. Rosita also tells Tara that she’s pretty sure the wolf will not kill Denise because he needs her to treat his wound.

Apparently, Rosita is correct, as the Wolf even gives Denise some pep talk on how she could deal with the walkers around them shortly after they left the house. Later, the Wolf is bitten while saving her from a walker. Denise promises to save his life, but he is shot by Carol from a balcony. It’s unclear where she gets the weapon.

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With The Walking Dead returning on Valentine’s Day, here’s a refresher of all the horribly heartbreaking events that took place during the show’s first five and a half seasons.

To qualify for the 50 most heartbreaking moments from The Walking Dead, the scene itself must elicit certain emotions. Maybe the demise of a favorite character, questionable actions, depressing developments and much more. This slide show should both serve as a refresher for your memory, as well as hype train for the excitement during the upcoming half season.

Within the top 50 rankings there will also be a heartbreak score, which will properly rank the gravity of each moment. The scale will work on a simple 0-10 count, where zero is the least heartbreaking moment on the list, and 10 will be where all our hearts explode in sadness. Each rating will include an explanation as to why the scene is ranked where it is.

Let’s hope everyone isn’t totally desensitized by The Walking Dead yet, and these impactful moments still resonate.

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Editor’s Note: This article features heavy spoilers for The Walking Dead TV series and comic books. Enter at your own risk…

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We’re only a few days away from The Walking Dead season 6 midseason premiere, which means that we’ve been rewarded for our patience with a clip of the first four minutes of the episode, titled “No Way Out.” 

Check out the clip:

If you’re dying to know more about the episode, check out our SPOILER-FREE review of the midseason premiere.

Speaking to EW, Nicotero said the midseason premiere, titled “No Way Out,” really exceeds the level of carnage we’ve seen on the show so far…even more so than the season premiere, which featured lots of walker action. He said: “The record that we had established in episode 1 of season 6 will already be broken in this episode in regards to the number of walkers and the number of kills. It’s the action movie version of The Walking Dead.” Nicotero also revealed that over 1,300 walkers were involved in the filming of the episode. Yikes. 

If that weren’t enough, Nicotero teased that we should expect a vibe similar to the classic Romero film, Night of the Living Dead. Which, holy moley, that’s big talk. Nicotero said he even insisted on the episode being filmed at night:

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AMC’s mullet man shows a different side of himself in Katharine Emmer’s newly-released romantic comedy

“The Walking Dead” may return this weekend, but AMC isn’t the only place you’ll be able to see actor Josh McDermitt. He also stars in “Life in Color,” a charming romantic comedy from writer-director Katharine Emmer that debuted this week on iTunes and Amazon — just in time for Valentine’s Day.

McDermitt recently sat down with TheWrap to discuss the indie film and his turn as a pot-smoking, out-of-work birthday clown who befriends a live-in nanny (Emmer) struggling with her own problems.

Emmer made the film on a shoestring budget with the money she made as a nanny, and turned to her friend McDermitt to play the male lead.

The film takes a unique approach to tackling the tricky topic of depression, and was well-received following its premiere at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival.

“It’s not necessarily the ‘Matthew McConaughey of old’ sort of romantic comedy,” said McDermitt, who had to learn to do some magic tricks for the movie.

Watch TheWrap’s video interview with McDermitt above and then watch the film’s trailer below.

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All guts, all gory! Entertainment Weekly takes you behind the scenes of the series that lives to shock. In this week’s cover story on the pulse-pounding return of The Walking Dead, we’ll take a deep dive into the jaw-dropping twists, scripts that made the cast physically ill, and a new villain who’s more terrifying than any zombie. To buy all six collectible covers, head here – and subscribe now for the exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.

They came. They saw. They died.

When EW put together a roundtable interview with the six Walking Dead actors from season 1 who are still part of the show for our new 25-page cover package, we also decided to honor those who weren’t so lucky, and the result is a reunion of 11 of the most memorable characters to perish along the way.

RELATED: Exclusive Look at The Walking Dead Season 6 Midseason Return

We gathered these unlucky souls together to pay tribute to their characters and time on the show while they were in Orlando, FL last June at a Walker Stalker convention, and the result is the photo you see below.

Included from left to right are Madison Lintz (Sophia), Kyla Kenedy (Mika), Jeryl Prescott (Jacqui), Brighton Sharbino (Lizzie), Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Tyler James Williams (Noah), David Morrissey (The Governor), Emily Kinney (Beth), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob), and Robin Lord Taylor (Sam).

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Lori was no one’s favorite character on The Walking Dead (Glenn agrees), but she may have protected one of the show’s most popular survivors.

Or, more accurately, Sarah Wayne Callies (who’s as awesome as Lori is annoying) convinced the producers to not kill off Carol. In anticipation of the season six premiere, Entertainment Weekly spoke to Melissa McBride and Andrew Lincoln, who dropped a bombshell on us and his co-star. Remember the episode where Lori and T-Dog die? Well, originally, it was going to be Lori and Carol.

Until Callies stepped in.

LINCOLN: It was the episode when Lori and T-Dog die. But for a few weeks it was going to be Carol and Lori. And Sarah, in her good grace and class, stepped in and said, “That’s a terrible mistake.” And so she knew that she was going, but she fought for you to stay.

McBRIDE: I did not know that. I’m going to faint.

LINCOLN: Yeah.

McBRIDE: Get her on the phone!

LINCOLN: Yeah, there you go.

It’s all thanks to the otherwise-awful Lori that Carol went from an outcast to an unkillable badass, with a ridiculously high body count. This is great news.

For everyone except T-Dog, I guess.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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As it’s set during a zombie apocalypse, “The Walking Dead” has become known for it’s high mortality rate and constant cast turnover. At this point in its run, the show has proven time and time again that no cast member is really safe. Ahead of the show’s return to AMC this weekend with the back half of season six, Entertainment Weekly has posted a photo featuring almost a dozen former “Walking Dead” cast members whose characters met a gruesome end. And of course a spoiler alert for those not caught up with the show, since some of these deaths occurred relatively recently.

Depicted in the picture are, from left to right are Madison Lintz (Sophia), Kyla Kenedy (Mika), Jeryl Prescott (Jacqui), Brighton Sharbino (Lizzie), Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Tyler James Williams (Noah), David Morrissey (The Governor), Emily Kinney (Beth), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob), and Robin Lord Taylor (Sam).

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“The Walking Dead’s” midseason premiere airs this Sunday on AMC at 9 PM ET.

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Atlanta is past. The Governor, Gareth, and Dawn Lerner, all killed. A new locale brings new crises, and a new nemesis. This begins part III, an appreciation of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, season’s 5 and 6 first half.

The season 5 premiere, titled, “No Sanctuary,” after a brief pause, engages explosively with no let up until the end. Rick’s primal nature is present, who eyes Gareth the leader of Terminus, a community of cannibals. Gareth had to be mystified by Rick’s defiance, even though he had the upper hand in the slaughterhouse scene as Rick, Glenn, Daryl and Bob were all bound, leaning over a trough and about to be killed. Gareth asks Rick what he had in a duffel bag, and had hidden, before Rick, Daryl, Carl and Michonne all bypassed the entrance of Terminus, and had instead stealthily slipped in. No answer came from Rick. Until Gareth threatened Bob with torture first, then Rick (Andrew Lincoln) reveals the list of weapons, finally saying, “There’s a compound bow and a machete with a red handle. That’s what I’m gonna use to kill you.”

After getting his answer, Gareth gets back to the business of “institutionalized evil” spoken by Scott M. Gimple, writer of the season 5 premiere and showrunner of The Walking Dead. On the AMC follow up show Talking Dead hosted by Chris Hardwick, with celebrity fan and guest Conan O’Brien, it was Scott Gimple who explained, “You can’t argue with institutional evil.” Such as the previous scene where Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) pleads with Gareth.

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All guts, all gory! Entertainment Weekly takes you behind the scenes of the series that lives to shock. In this week’s cover story on the pulse-pounding return of The Walking Dead, we’ll take a deep dive into the jaw-dropping twists, scripts that made the cast physically ill, and a new villain who’s more terrifying than any zombie. To buy all six collectible covers, head here – and subscribe now for the exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. And for more Walking Dead scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

The Walking Dead proved it could still ignite passionate debate in its sixth season when it uncorked one of the biggest mysteries of 2015: the fate of Glenn Rhee. The AMC drama gave us an ambiguous shot of Steven Yeun’s Glenn on the ground surrounded by zombies feasting on guts — and then made viewers wait a month for the resolution as to whether one of the few remaining characters tracing back all the way to season 1 was, in fact, dead or alive.

Spoiler alert! He was alive (those were Nicholas’ guts). But that revelation came only after the show took dramatic measures — including removing Yeun’s name from the opening credits — to keep Glenn’s fate a mystery. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman defended that credits-removal, telling EW that “if your enjoyment of the story is dependent on what you read in the credits, well, then you’re kind of paying too much attention to all the outside stuff.” In fact, Kirkman reveals that at one point “we even discussed the possibility of having Steven come on Talking Dead, act like he had left the show, and actually do, in a sense, a performance on Talking Dead to solidify that story even more.”

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The adventure of Rick, Carol, Daryl, etc. has been lurching along for six and half seasons on-screen and a staggering 151 issues of comic-book pages. But The Walking Dead—more than any other hugely popular story—is in danger of inspiring fatigue. The zombie threat can’t be cured or eliminated, otherwise what would our heroes fight for? And though they could be, those heroes won’t be wiped out entirely because comic creator Robert Kirkman and show-runner Scott Gimple wisely see them as allowing us grounded, emotional access to this unfamiliar world of zombie invasion. So while the locations may change and the main character lineup may slightly shuffle, the zombies and our heroes are locked in a never-ending battle. Something’s gotta give, and in this year’s gruesome mid-season premiere, it does.

Anyone who has already seen Sunday night’s episode will tell you that the body count is high. In anticipation of the showdown between the zombie horde and the frightened citizens Rick and company hope to defend, fans have already thrown around nicknames like “The Battle for Alexandria” or “The Valentine’s Day Massacre” for the episode airing on February 14. But while the mid-season premiere certainly chases the shock value and increasingly bloody precedent set by Game of Thrones, the episode’s most arresting moment is a result of action behind the camera, not in front of it.

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In the past few years, many shows have been defined by their opening credits sequences. In many classic films from the 60’s and back, you will see that opening credits sequences were long and as much apart of the movie as the actual film itself. In fact, many films had other short films or live shows as an introduction! That changed as film and TV became more widely available to audiences around the world, and the audience’s patience grew thinner and thinner for lengthy content before the main show. In the mid 2000’s, opening credits began to make a smashing comeback with shows like HBO’s True Blood.


Even earlier than True Blood was the Friends opening sequence, which every person in America can probably explain and quote second for second. These opening credits gave us mere seconds before nostalgia came coursing through our veins! Proving this: opening credits develop a relationship between the show and it’s viewer. It causes an emotional reaction that entices the viewer to keep watching, even when they have no idea what follows. This all in all ups the chances of the show’s success, so of course networks began competing to create the perfect opening sequence!


They started to realize that audiences were, in fact, very taken with an interesting opening sequence, and said sequence prevented them from pushing the forward button or changing the channel. The opening sequence became more than just a moment to salute the actors and crew, it became a story before the story, a prequel of such to the show you were about to watch that becomes no less interesting the 30th time you’ve watched it than the 1st.

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