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The Walking Dead (Season 3 - 2012)
« on: October 26, 2011, 10:08:14 am »
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The Walking Dead (Season 3) - AMC

LOS ANGELES — Surging to record high ratings in the first two episodes of its second season, AMC's "The Walking Dead" just earned itself a third campaign.

Through the first two suspense-packed episodes of season two, AMC noted in its renewal announcement that the zombie-apocalypse drama has broken cable ratings records in the 18-49 demo.

Despite the turmoil that came with Glen Mazzara replacing Frank Darabont as show runner, hordes of viewers have tuned in to see the fate of sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors.

The Oct. 16 season premiere broke a basic cable record set nearly 10 years ago for a single drama telecast ("The Dead Zone"). The 90-minute episode scored a 4.8 household rating, and 7.3 million total viewers.

The 4.8 million viewers in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic represented a 36 percent uptick over last season's average. The 4.2 viewers in the 25-54 demo were up 38 percent.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 10:14:08 am »
Yeah, I heard about the renewal a few days ago. I was gonna start a Season 3 thread, but figured that since this is your baby I'd let you run with it.

Now onto the show itself, I was pretty certain that with the lukewarm reception of Season 1 finale and then the subsquent firing of Frank Darabont that this would be a make or break season for the series. But the fact that they made the renewal for Season 3 based on just the numbers for the premiere episode was a bit surprising to me given the fact that AMC has been whining about cost inflation.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 10:39:48 am »
Apparently they've been able to stay within the reduced budget and maintain integrity of the story.

If it's like a lot businesses... AMC just may comeback and say - do it again, for even less money.  :-\
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 09:49:57 am »
16 episodes for season 3. Up from 13 for season 2

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While AMC has already announced a third season for ''The Walking Dead'', the cabler revealed that they've boosted the order from 13 episodes to 16! For you bad with math, that's a little over two hours more of undead mayhem.

The second season rose form the dead with monster ratings as the October 16 premiere drew 7.3 million total viewers — a 38 percent surge over the show’s Season 1 average. Nearly 5 million of those viewers fell into the coveted 18-49 crowd, a basic cable record.

Returning February 12, "'The Walking Dead' tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth."
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 10:00:13 am »
Personally I think 16 is about a good number of episodes per season for TWD. Anything more than that would be overkill and runs the risk of quality taking a hit. I rather have a shorter (13-16 episodes) season of kick ass episode, instead a longer season with mediocre episode. I think everyone would agree on this.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 10:02:00 am »
I'm a greedy bastige. Give it to me 24/7


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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012, 10:33:01 pm »
If you don't want anything ruined for you about casting for Season 3, stay out of the Spoiler Box. But having read it, I'm more convinced of what I manage to come up with, with regards to the Season 2 Finale Zombie-Avenger. You've been warned!!!!

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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2012, 06:22:41 am »
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My referrer stats tell me everyone in the world is googling for this information right now, so let’s just get it out there.  The character Michonne has been in the news the past few days, and now we see it’s for good reason… AMC has just announced that actress Danai Gurira has been cast in the role for The Walking Dead Season 3.  Gurira has had a role in Treme and has numerous other credits to her name from Law & Order to Life On Mars. And if you haven’t seen last night’s Walking Dead ep yet, skip the rest…
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2012, 02:25:43 pm »
The Cast Looks Ahead To Season 3: Inside The Walking Dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCueht5lYYQ
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012, 04:31:42 am »
Season 3 will kick it up a notch...

Walking Dead is easily one of the best shows on TV hands down and I am without a trace of doubt incredibly excited for The Walking Dead’s third season. That does not negate however the fact that the second season of Walking Dead was a less then stellar follow-up. Where the first season was spectacular from opening to end The Walking Dead Season 2 suffered in many ways not least of which is likely due to a massive budget cut.

The second season’s pace was horribly slow and the greatly reduced budget was painfully obvious as the series spent the entire first half of season two looking for a missing girl with Hershel’s farm as the backdrop. I could not figure out if the lack of imagination at the start of Season 2 was a result of Frank Darabont being fired, poor writing, or if it was simply an effort by AMC to drag the original seasons 6 episodes to 13 episodes.

AMC’s The Walking Dead still managed to lure in record numbers of viewers and in my view still managed to accomplish its goals of delivering great television but any way you cut it Season 2 was very dry and Season 3 needs to pack a much harder punch or fans of The Walking Dead will very quickly start tuning out.

The season finale in contrast to the rest of the second season was in a word spectacular and easily compensated for a lackluster start to the second season and in a matter of a few short minutes introduced some new key elements that will make Season 3 must see TV.

As Andrea is fleeing for her life after a mass of destruction at the farm we are introduced to a hooded woman with two chained, literally disarmed zombies whom we all know as the katana toting Michone. Michone will be  a great and much needed replacement to Shane’s character in The Walking Dead Season 3.

Michonne is a complex character that is all business but also mentally unstable making her a fantastic character. The story behind her two chained zombie companions is one that I for one will not spoil here but is just one great example of what made the writing in the novels so great.


More importantly we catch in the closing seconds of Season two a glimpse of one of the most important scenes from the Walking Dead, the prison. The prison will introduce the television fans to one of the darkest and most destructive characters of the graphic novels, The Governor ( played by David Morrisey ).

The Governor’s impact on Rick Grimes and his family is catastrophic and it will be interesting to see just how much their interaction follows Robert Kirkman’s original work.

The Walking Dead Season 3 will not only feature the zombie slaying katana toting Michonne and The Governor but will also see the return of one of my favorite characters from Walking Dead season one….. Meryl. Daryls older racist and trouble making brother will  introduce a new ‘cain and abel’ angle to the third season of The Walking Dead according to Michael Rooker who plays the role of Meryl.

Walking Dead Season 3 will introduce us to new characters, an old favorite and here is hoping new highs for the TV franchise. AMC has made it very clear they want to see The Walking Dead carry on for many more seasons but key to that will be engaging with fans and keeping us entertained.

One thing is for sure, I am very excited for The Walking Dead Season 3. Despite naysayers who said season two was far too slow it still managed to draw in millions of viewers and the season finale brought in a staggering 9 million viewers. Lets just hope this is enough incentive for AMC to give the production team behind The Walking Dead the money they need and deserve to make Season 3 spectacular.

One thing is for sure with the return of Meryl, the introduction of Michone and The Governor their are some very rich new characters that make the third season hard to miss!  Are you a fan of The Walking Dead? What did you think of Season 2? What do you hope to see in the third season?
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 06:22:53 am »
Still waiting for your review on Beside the Dying Fire, yo!!
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 01:21:41 pm »
Chill beyatch... Ima on vaca

Besides, I just watched it the other night. Haven't had time yet. Will do.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 01:23:25 pm »
... Ima on vaca


She sounds European. Be sure to double bag it.
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 02:10:53 pm »
Funny you say that. I dated a woman from Atlanta where she thought it was cute to have Ima Getcha as her roller derby name.

(long story with her)
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Re: The Walking Dead (Season 3)
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 02:25:46 pm »
Funny you say that. I dated a woman from Atlanta where she thought it was cute to have Ima Getcha as her roller derby name.

(long story with her)


I wish I knew a chick whose name was Ima  H o r n y
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