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TALKING DEAD
Air Date: Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time Slot: 10:06 PM-12:11 AM EST on AMC
Episode Title: (#802) "The Bridge"
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***TUNE-IN ALERT***

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

THE COMMUNITIES JOIN FORCES TO RESTORE A BRIDGE ON AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S "THE WALKING DEAD" AT 9:00PM ET/PT

"THE WALKING DEAD" STARS KATELYN NACON AND TOM PAYNE JOIN SUNDAY'S EPISODE OF "TALKING DEAD" AT 10:06PM ET/PT

ZOMBIE FEVER CONTINUES WITH THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "AMC VISIONARIES: ELI ROTH'S HISTORY OF HORROR" AT 12:11AM ET/PT FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH JACK BLACK, STEPHEN KING, NORMAN REEDUS, QUENTIN TARANTINO, AND MORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - "The Walking Dead" season nine continues on Sunday, October 14th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the all-new episode, "The Bridge," the communities join forces to restore a bridge that will facilitate communication and trade, meanwhile, someone is gravely injured at the construction site. The episode is written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and directed by Daisy Mayer.

Last season brought the culmination of "All Out War," which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their cunning leader, Negan. With Negan's life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him. By making the unilateral decision to spare Negan, Rick upheld the values his late son, Carl, championed in order to build for the future, but created conflict within his group.

Now, we see our survivors a year and a half after the end of the war, rebuilding civilization under Rick's steadfast leadership. It is a time of relative peace among the communities as they work together, looking to the past to forge the future, but the world they knew is rapidly changing as man-made structures continue to degrade, and nature takes over, changing the landscape and creating new challenges for our survivors.

As time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles, danger, and of course, walkers, but nothing quite prepares them for the formidable force they are about to encounter, which threatens the very idea of civilization that our survivors have worked so hard to build.

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.

Following the episode, viewers can catch an all-new episode of "Talking Dead" hosted by Chris Hardwick at 10:06 p.m. ET/PT, featuring "The Walking Dead" series stars Katelyn Nacon and Tom Payne.

Then late night, the series premiere of "AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror" airs. On the series premiere, "Zombies," Eli Roth will discuss how Zombies are the monsters of the 21st century, America's major contribution to horror, what set off zombie fever, and how all roads lead to George Romero, who made zombies a metaphor for social ills. This episode is written by Kurt Sayenga. Guests this week include: Chris Dumas, John Landis, Jack Black, Stephen King, Josh Hartnett, Norman Reedus, Jason Middleton, Elijah Wood, Rob Zombie, Greg Nicotero, Ernest R. Dickerson, Chris Hardwick, Tananarive Due, Edgar Wright, Diablo Cody, Max Brooks, Quentin Tarantino, Bryan Fuller, Tony Timpone, Tom Savini, Leonard Maltin, Victor LaValle, Stuart Gordon, Mick Garris, Joe Hill, Ryan Turek, Amanda Reyes, and Lil Rel Howery.

Executive produced by award-winning horror film director, writer, producer and actor, Eli Roth, the documentary series brings together the masters of horror - the storytellers and stars who define the genre - to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present.

"AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror" is produced by The Content Group's Asylum Entertainment and Marwar Junction Productions. Executive producers are Eli Roth, Steven Michaels, Jonathan Koch, Joseph Freed, Allison Berkley and Kurt Sayenga.

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 five years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Fear the Walking Dead," "The Terror," "Into the Badlands," "Humans," "Preacher," "The Son," "McMafia," "Dietland," "Lodge 49" and the forthcoming "The Little Drummer Girl." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "Talking With Chris Hardwick," "AMC Visionaries" and "Ride with Norman Reedus." 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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/16/11 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2019)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
8 (16 episodes)
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DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, November 2018) AMC's "The Walking Dead" will return for the second half of season nine on Sunday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/ PT as announced by Chris Hardwick on last night's "Talking Dead." Hardwick also revealed that the season three premiere of "Ride with Norman Reedus" will air at midnight that same evening. The second half of "The Walking Dead" season nine finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves. What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group's rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it's unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.
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