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TALKING DEAD
Air Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016
Time Slot: 10:26 PM-11:25 PM EST on AMC
Episode Title: (#608) "Hearts Still Beating"
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***TUNE-IN ALERT***

ALEXANDRIA GETS AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR ON THE MID-SEASON FINALE OF "THE WALKING DEAD," AIRING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH AT 9:00PM ET/PT

FOLLOWED BY THE LIVE AFTER-SHOW "TALKING DEAD" HOST CHRIS HARDWICK IS JOINED BY "THE WALKING DEAD" STAR NORMAN REEDUS WITH CREATOR ROBERT KIRKMAN AND A SURPRISE CAST MEMBER AT 10:26 PM ET/PT

THEN, STORM TROOPERS RECRUIT AT THE STASH ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF "COMIC BOOK MEN" AIRING AT 12:50 AM ET/PT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The mid-season finale of television's number #1 show, AMC's "The Walking Dead," airs Sunday, December 11th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the eighth episode, "Hearts Still Beating" - written by Matt Negrete and Channing Powell and directed by Michael E. Satrazemis - with members out scavenging for supplies, Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues. With tensions high, things quickly spin out of control. A marathon of the first seven episodes of season seven will air Sunday, December 11th beginning at 12:47 p.m. ET/PT leading into the mid-season finale.

The first half of season seven sees the group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression. Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his will, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don't.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" reigns as television's most watched drama for Adults 18-49. "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

Then, viewers can catch a new episode of the live after-show "Talking Dead" hosted by Chris Hardwick joined by "The Walking Dead" star, Norman Reedus with creator, Robert Kirkman and a surprise cast member at 10:26 p.m. ET/PT.

Then, the mid-season finale of "Comic Book Men" airs at 12:50 a.m. ET/PT. On the eighth episode, "Stash Troopers," members of the 501st Legion of Storm Troopers invade the Stash looking for new recruits. Lives are at stake over the fate of a vintage Ewok playset.

In its sixth season, AMC's popular unscripted series "Comic Book Men" takes another dive into world of geekdom by following the antics in and around master fanboy Kevin Smith's New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. Leading the team behind the shop's counter are Walt, Bryan, Michael and Ming, who geek out over mind-blowing pop culture artifacts and the legends behind them. Special guests this season include Cassandra Peterson, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark; The Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner; and makeup artist extraordinaire Robert Kurtzman. Whether it's buying and selling memorabilia or embarking on wild adventures away from the store, The Stash cast shares all the juicy details with Kevin during their hilarious podcast, which is woven throughout the series.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last four years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," and forthcoming "The Son," "The Terror" and "Lodge 49." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

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TALKING DEAD (AMC)
Returns in October 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/16/11 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (16 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's seventh of 16 episodes) on 10/16/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, October 2016) Days before its highly anticipated Season 7 Premiere, The Walking Dead has been renewed for an eighth season. Season 8 will premiere in late-2017 and will kick off with the 100th episode of the series. "Eeny, meeny, miny, more," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us." With this renewal also comes 16 episodes of Talking Dead, the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick, which is the highest-rated talk show on television and the No. 2 show on cable, behind The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 23 at 9/8c, followed by an expanded 90-minute episode of Talking Dead live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, featuring Hardwick, the cast members in Negan's line-up, and Lucille.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Hardwick as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brandon Monk as EP
· Jennifer Kelly Patton as EP
· Michael Davies as EP
GENRE(S):
· talk show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Embassy Row Productions