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Walking Dead midseason smashes records

The Walking Dead continues to set ratings records, this time scoring the most-watched midseason finale in series history. The eighth episode of season five took 14.8 million viewers and 9.6 million 18-49s, up 23% and 24% on the corresponding season four ratings, respectively. Furthermore, companion show Talking Dead became the most-watched aftershow midseason finale on […]

Walking Dead renewed again

AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama The Walking Dead has been renewed for a sixth season. This comes days ahead of the season five launch, which will likely again deliver huge ratings to US cable channel AMC. The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors in a world dominated by mindless zombies and crazed humans. It is […]

Ex-Endemol, Warner exec lands at AMC

AMC Networks has appointed former Warner Horizon and Endemol USA exec Drew Brown as its senior VP, production. Brown will be responsible for all aspects of production and post-production for both the AMC cable network and AMC Studios business. He will report to executive VP original programming, production and digital content Joel Stillerman, who said: […]

AMC Studios, Tricon conquer The Divide

Tricon Films & Television will distribute AMC Studios new scripted drama series The Divide outside the US. AMC/Sundance Channel Global, the international arm of AMC Networks, will handle the rights in some territories. The deal is one of the final few AMC Studios scripted shows that won’t go out through Entertainment One after the pair […]

AMC confirms The Walking Dead spin-off

The team behind smash hit cable series The Walking Dead are working on a spin-off to the zombie drama. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert are all on board the as-yet-untitled series. It will debut on US cable net AMC and its production division, AMC Studios, will make the show. Plot details are […]

WE tv crosses Divide into scripted

AMC Networks’ female-skewed channel WE tv has become the latest to move into scripted programming with The Divide, a 10-part “exploration of personal morality”. Cable channels such as Discovery, History, OWN and BET have got in on the scripted act in the last few years and WE tv is now the latest to follow the […]

AMC delves into original sci-fi

US cable channel AMC has ordered a new scripted drama – it’s first foray into original sci-fi programming – from the creator of Showtime crime series Brotherhood. Line of Sight will be a coproduction between AMC Studios and Fox Television Studios and tell the story of a transport safety board investigator that survives a plane […]

AMC orders new scripted dramas

AMC, the US cable network that is home to Mad Men and Breaking Bad, has added two scripted dramas to its latest development slate. The broadcaster, which also airs zombie thriller The Walking Dead, has ordered 1980s themed Halt & Catch Fire and period drama Turn. Both pilots have been ordered from AMC Studios, the […]