If you’re looking to an alternative to the mind-numbing day of Super Bowl programming that will be February 2nd, here’s a thought: AMC is running a Walking Dead Marathon they are dubbing the Zombie Bowl Marathon. Beginning at 10 am, Sunday, February 2nd, the network will be giving its audience a chance to catch up on ‘the ultimate game of survival on a day-long Humans vs. Walkers showdown.’ that feature back-to-back episodes from The Walking Dead’s first two seasons.
Then, on Sunday, February 9th (9/8C) the series returns for its mid-season premiere, followed by the return of Talking Dead, with guests Danai Gurira and special effects makeup supervisor Greg Nicotero at 10/9C. Check out the press, after the jump, release for more details.
THE WALKERS ARE BACK… AMC GEARS UP FOR THE RETURN OF “THE WALKING DEAD” WITH THE ZOMBIE BOWL MARATHON
LAUNCHING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2 AT 10AM ET/PT “THE WALKING DEAD” SEASON FOUR RETURNS ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 AT 9PM ET/PT ON AMC
STAY TUNED FOR “THE WALKING DEAD” CAST MEMBER DANAI GURIRA AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP SUPERVISOR GREG NICOTERO ON THE LIVE AFTER-SHOW “TALKING DEAD” HOSTED BY CHRIS HARDWICK AT 10PM ET/PT THEN CATCH THE MID-SEASON PREMIERE OF “COMIC BOOK MEN” AT MIDNIGHT ET/PT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – In anticipation of the mid-season premiere of season four of “The Walking Dead,” airing Sunday, February 9th at 9pm, AMC will give viewers a chance to catch up on the ultimate game of survival on a day-long Humans vs. Walkers show-down in AMC’s “Zombie Bowl.” Back-to-back episodes from the first two seasons kick off on Sunday, February 2nd beginning at 10am ET/PT.. “The Walking Dead” continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic and remains the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. Critics have raved about the fourth season, including The New York Times’ Mike Hale who said, “In its fourth season this zombie drama still has a pure, visceral intensity unmatched in primetime.”
Additionally, “The Walking Dead,” actor Norman Reedus, who portrays the fan favorite character Daryl Dixon, will participate in a live Twitter Q&A in the hours ahead of the February 9th premiere.
On the mid-season premiere episode of “The Walking Dead,” “After,” written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Greg Nicotero, as Rick deals with old wounds, members of the prison have to come to terms with their new environment and ask themselves if survival alone is enough.
Then, viewers can catch a new episode of the live after-show “Talking Dead” hosted by Chris Hardwick with “The Walking Dead” executive producer and special effects makeup supervisor/designer Greg Nicotero and cast member Danai Gurira (Michonne) at 10pm ET/PT.
Additionally, viewers can stay tuned for the mid-season premiere of “Comic Book Men,” which airs on Sunday, February 9th at Midnight ET/PT. On the premiere episode, “Superman’s 75th,” The Man of Steel is turning 75 and the boys from The Stash plan to celebrate in style! The guys transform The Stash into the ultimate Superman party – complete with a giant Superman “S” ice sculpture as the center piece. Walt and the boys get dressed as characters from Superman lore. Meanwhile, Walt teases that he’s invited a special mystery guest — the party flips when Dean Cain shows up!
Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and five out of the last six, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the current #1 show on television among adults 18-49 with The Walking Dead. AMC’s other original drama series include Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Hell on Wheels. The network will premiere three new drama series in 2014: Turn, Halt and Catch Fire and Better Call Saul. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series including Talking Dead, Comic Book Men, Small Town Security, Freakshow and the forthcoming Game of Arms. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
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