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Teen Wolf Will Return for a Season 5
MTV announced today to a packed room of screaming fans at San Diego Comic-Con that the hit drama series Teen Wolf has been greenlit for a two-part, 20-episode fifth season. Additionally, the room was given a first-look at the mid-season trailer which is currently available to view on iPhone/iPad or Android via the MTV App. Today’s Comic-Con panel marked the fifth consecutive year that Teen Wolf took the Con by storm.
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Exclusive: Del Toro, Stoll & Maestro Talk The Strain, Its Creatures & Future of the Series
This week was FX’s day of presentations to the Television Critics Association. With The Strain two weeks on the air, the entire cast of the show sat on a panel for critics, and I landed some one on ones with the big guns for Shock Till You Drop. Of course, the biggest gun is creator Guillermo del Toro – co-author of the book with Chuck Hogan and director of the pilot episode – who touches on the “vampire biology” of the series, Pacific Rim 2 and Crimson Peak. The Strain begins when a plane lands on the tarmac with seemingly every passenger dead. A few wake up and CDC Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) can’t keep them under quarantine. However, the infection continues to change them and if you haven’t read the book yet, here’s an early spoiler warning: I ask del Toro about what happens to rock star Gabriel Bolivar (Jack Kesy). Meanwhile, Abraham Setrakian meets up with Eph and his team. He’s ready to battle the Strigoi whether the CDC is or not.
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The Strain Recap & Analysis – Episode 102 ‘The Box’
I’m back on “What the Flick?!” this week recapping episode 102 of FX’s The Strain, the latest horror series to hit the web. Joining me are William Bibbiani, Alonso Duralde and Ben Mankiewicz. Click on the player here to listen to our recap and analysis of the show. Is it getting better or worse? In this installment of the series – entitled “The Box” – four survivors begin manifesting strange symptoms, but Eph and Nora’s attempt to quarantine them is thwarted as the disinformation campaign begins. Meanwhile, in jail, Setrakian receives a surprise visit from an old – a very old – acquaintance.
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Comic-Con 2014: The Walking Dead Season 5 Banner Revealed
AMC released today The Walking Dead key art for Comic Con International: San Diego 2014. The image, which will appear on banner ads around the fan-based convention from June 24-27, features series stars (from L-R): Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene and Michael Cudlitz as Sgt. Abraham Ford.
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True Blood Recap: Episode 705 ‘Return to Oz’
Was this episode written by Shonda Rhimes? Because this week’s episode felt like a lot of emotional realizations without much actually happening. It wasn’t overly sappy, but this episode felt so long. It was a true “middle episode:” we wrapped up the plotline from the first half of the season, and set up the plots for the second half. Unfortunately, the plot setups were a little weak. We have a whole bunch of scorned lovers, and we discover Bill is infected. No surprise there. I am eager to see what kind of torture Eric will rain down on Sarah. Sookie returns to a home without Alcide. Lafayette is there, and puts her to bed. Sookie wakes nearly 24 hours later, and discovers that Lafayette and James have set out a huge buffet. They have scheduled a party to help ease Sookie’s loneliness and celebrate life. She goes along with it begrudgingly, and only after Bill shows up, painfully on time.
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FX’s The Strain Debuts to 8 Million Viewers
FX’s The Strain, the new horror series from Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse and Chuck Hogan, premiered this past Sunday and the ratings are now in. So far this week, the series premiere and its encore telecasts of have combined to deliver an audience of 8 million Total Viewers and 4.2 million Adults 18-49 (most current and non-inclusive of one additional telecast and Live+3 on one episode). The network projects that, inclusive of Live+7 data, VOD, digital and electronic purchases, the series premiere of The Strain will deliver over 10 million Total Viewers.
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Meet Dot & Bette in This American Horror Story: Freakshow Pic
Ryan Murphy tweeted out a new photo of Sarah Paulson’s character on American Horror Story: Freakshow. Well, maybe I should say characters. Dot and Bette, to be more specific. Shooting has commenced on the fourth season. Jessica Lange, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Bates, Angela Bassett, Jamie Brewer, Wes Bentley Denis O’Hare and Frances Conroy star in the next season which uses a traveling freakshow as a backdrop.
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Does a New Photo Hint at Daryl Dixon’s Demise on ‘The Walking Dead’?
A new photo from The Walking Dead season 5 will certainly get Daryl Dixon fans worked up and talking. The pic, which originated at EW, finds Daryl sweaty, bound and gagged. And the look in his eyes is either pleading for mercy or it is thankful for salvation – which one do you think it is? We’re going to be seeing a lot more come out of season 5 as we get closer to the San Diego Comic-Con. That’s where the cast and crew will descend on Hall H on Friday, July 25th from 12:20pm-1:20pm.
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