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Blue Man Group To Appear In Final Season Premiere of Halt and Catch Fire!

Acclaimed performance group Blue MAn Group will appear in the final season premiere of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire on Saturday, August 19th (9/8C).

Halt and Catch Fire fans can enter and exclusive sweepstakes to win a Blue Man Group prize package.

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Joy Nash To Lead Marti Noxon’s Dietland!

Joy Nash has been cast in the lead Marti Noxon’s upcoming AMC series, Dietland.

Nash will play Plum Kettle, obese all her life and preparing for lap band surgery when her world is upturned by two rival feminist factions.

Based on Sarai Walker’s novel of the same name, Dietland will premiere in 2018.

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Preacher: Variations on the Theme of Consequences!

 Preacher:Season 2, Episode 8: Holes – Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy – Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Preacher (AMC, Mondays, 9/8C) goes into Cassidy’s backstory; Tulip takes steps to get over her night terrors and Jesse seeks digital forensics help to decipher possible clues on the God audition on this week’s episode, Holes.

Although Preacher kind of follows the bones of the graphic novels on which it’s based, it rarely follows the same path, story-wise. This week is no different.

While Jesse (Dominic Cooper) finally decides to take Cassidy’s (Joseph Gilgun) advice and see if DorkDocs can help find a clue on the DVD of the God audition, Tulip (Ruth Negga) buys a new fridge and is removing evidence of the Saint of Killers’ presence by going through the neighboring apartments and fixing the holes in their walls.

In Hell, Eugene (Ian Colletti) learns there’s a price to pay for being nice and it’s much, much worse than he could ever have imagined. Worse, the warden knows that someone in her cell block doesn’t belong there – and Hitler (Noah Taylor) warns him about what happens to people who don’t belong.

The main arc, though, is Cassidy’s dealing with his son’s impending death and remembering what it was like to be a new father – before leaving Denis (Ronald Guttman) and his mom. It’s another instance of his having good intentions and screwing up royally – and he ponders whether he should turn his son, after all.

 Preacher : Season 2, Episode 9: Holes; Julie Ann Emery as Lara Featherstone, Malcolm Barrett as F.J. Hoover – Photo Credit: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Written by Stegeman and Maja Vrvilo, Holes deals with consequences – intended or otherwise: Cassidy intended to be a good dad and the consequences of his not following through place him in yet another ethical/moral rock/hard place situation; unknown to Jesse, the consequences of his sending Eugene to Hell continue to worsen, and the consequences of Jesse’s actions leave Tulip dealing with PTSD through hole fixing therapy.

As side arc, Holes brings two key characters – Lara Featherston (Julie Ann Emery) and F.J. Hoover (Malcom Barrett) from the Grail into the main storyline very different and fun way – via Tulip’s arc.

Despite Stegeman’s script being packed with plot points, character and emotional beats, Vrvilo manages to fit everything into the show’s deliberately paced format very economically.

Jesse’s slow burn as waits for the DorkDocs to provide him clues; Tulip’s not quite manic home repairs; Eugene’s revelations and Cassidy’s situation combine to form one of the show’s best hours yet.

As Der Fuhrer tells Eugene, there are worse places than Hell. The consequences of the characters’ actions show yet another layer to the depth of what is most definitely not just another comic book show.

Final Grade: A

AMC Adds Rainn Wilson Alien Drama, Greg Nicotero Horror Anthology and More to Development Slate!

AMC has announced seven new projects – including an as yet untitled alien drama from Rainn Wilson and Shock Theater, a horror anthology series from The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero – as it extends its relationships with key creative partners.

Other projects include a deep into the dark side of pop culture, Underbelly; a drama about a West Philadelphia family, In the Middle of the Street; a sci-fi series based on Ted Chiang’s Liking What You See (from the writer of the film Arrival); The Age of Miracles – a woman tries to live her life despite the world’s rotation suddenly slowing down; Ballad of Black Tom – a hustler delivers an occult object to a sorceress creating unexpected consequences; Wicked West – a non-fiction horror anthology series from Blumhouse.

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What Are You Searching For? AMC Unveils Poster for Halt and Catch Fire’s Final Season!

Halt and Catch Fire : Season 3 Finale – Kerry Bishe as Donna Clark, Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe, Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan, Mark O’Brien as Tom Rendon –  – Photo by Tina Rowden/AMC

AMC has released the key art for the fourth and final season season of Halt and Catch Fire.

The final season of the series will see our cast of characters navigating the early days of the Internet and web browsers.

Halt and Catch Fire returns on Saturday, August 19th (9/8C).

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AMC Launches Fan-Focused Initiatives for Walking Dead Fans!

AMC is launching two new initiatives for fans of The Walking Dead and Feat the Walking Dead: The Walking Dead Fan Rewards Club and The Walking Dead Subscription Box (working title).

Fans can earn points for things they’re probably already doing (watching the show; posting comments and discussions online, etc.) through the rewards club, while the subscription box will be a quarterly box of exclusive TWD/FtWD-related, limited edition merchandise from the shows.

Both initiatives will go into effect in September – in time for The Walking Dead’s milestone 100th episode and the premiere of the second half of Fear the Walking Dead’s third season.

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I’m Here to Kill a Man – The SDCC 2017 Preacher Trailer!

The San Diego Comic-Con 2017 trailer for AMC’s Preacher sets out what’s coming up over the rest of the season – The Saint of Killers is in town to kill Jesse; Herr Stark of the Grail has an offer Jesse will probably refuse;  Tulip is no match for The Saint, and more…

Preacher airs on Monday nights (AMC, 9/8C).

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SDCC 2017: AMC Releases Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead Con Art!

The Walking Dead, Season 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy AMC

AMC today released special Comic Con art for “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead.”  “The Walking Dead” key art also reveals October 22nd as the season 8 premiere, which coincides with the series’ 100th episode.

AMC will also be present at MLK Park with a fan activation for fans of both shows.

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AMC Sets Date for Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3, Part 2!

Fear the Walking Dead – Kim Dickens as Madison Clark, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark, Sam Underwood as Jake Otto, Daniel Sharman as Troy Otto –  Photo Credit: Richard Foreman, Jr/AMC

AMC has released the return date for the eight-episode second part  of Fear The Walking Dead: Season 3 – a two-hour premiere in early September.

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Preacher – Fake God, Hitler and Viktor!

Preacher – Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer – Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/AMC

Preacher (AMC, Mondays, 9/8C) takes a couple of side trips this week as we learn more about Tulip’s past and Jesse and Cassidy discover something startling about Fake God – and that Jesse has 137 jazz clubs yet to visit. Then there’s Eugene in Hell…

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AMC Is Still On The Road To Find Saul!

Better Call Saul – Chuck McGill (Michael McKean), Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) – Photo courtesy of AMC.

AMC has renewed Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul for a fourth ten-episode season.

The show follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a struggling lawyer – and decent guy who doesn’t mind cutting a few corners on occasion – as he evolves (or is it devolves) into the conscience-free Saul Goodman we first met in Breaking Bad.

The series will return in 2018.

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