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Weekend News Includes Final Season For 'Rectify'

1/11/2016 9:01am EST
TCA Buzz: Weekend News Includes Final Season For 'Rectify'
Among the announcements made over the weekend at the Television Critics Association press tour were that SundanceTV's original drama series Rectify (pictured above) will end after its upcoming fourth season and that BBC America has green-lit another spin-off series from venerable sci-fi franchise Doctor Who.

Starpulse has collected all the important news from the weekend TCA sessions in one handy place. Keep reading for more details on what's been renewed, when shows are kicking off or coming back, and what's ahead in TV's new year.

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Sundance has decided to shutter its first or...
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Memorable Moments From 'The Walking Dead' Midseason Finale

11/30/2015 8:32am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: Memorable Moments From 'Start To Finis
That was a fitting end to a completely unmemorable first half. The midseason finale is meant to tide hardcore The Walking Dead fans over until the second half of the season begins in a few months. It’s supposed to tie up loose ends and get us excited for the rest of the episodes. “Start to Finish” does none of that. It feels as empty, unfinished, and barely thought through as the rest of the season.

With any luck the second half of the season will have:

Better character relationships: We barely got to see any of the amazing central relationships of the show develop. Rick/Michonne, Rick/...
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'The Walking Dead' Review: Awards For 'Heads Up'

11/23/2015 8:31am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: Noteworthy Award Moments From 'Heads U
“Heads Up” is one of the better episodes from the 6th season. It has a nice mixture of characters, without ever making the mistake of pretending to care about the Alexandrians on their own. It finally ended the farce of a certain “death” while marching the story forward a bit more. Now if only we could put an end to the constant speeches that make up every episode these days.

Here are the character and scene awards for “Heads Up:”

Least Surprising Moment: Glenn’s Alive

Duh. While it looks like he might not be the voice on the radio from the end of the last episode, he hid under the dumps...
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'The Walking Dead': Best And Worst Moments From The Episode 'Always Accountable'

11/16/2015 8:47am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: Best And Worst Moments From 'Always Ac
“Help.”

That may be the last word spoken in “Always Accountable” but it might as well also be the mantra of this season’s writers. So far they’ve managed to make one of the most exciting shows on television completely forgettable. Many seasons from now (and there will definitely be many, many more seasons) what will be remembered from the first half of this season, besides maybe Carol fighting the wolves in “JSS.” Maybe viewers will remember the bad writing for Glenn’s “death” or the extreme time spent on characters who’ve barely built connections with our main heroes. The focus on the wor...
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'The Walking Dead': Alexandria's Very Bad, Long Day And Highlights From 'Now'

11/9/2015 8:33am EST
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Has this whole season of The Walking Dead taken place over just one day? It seems that, besides Morgan’s dip into the past and the black and white flashbacks from the pilot, everything has happened in the other 4 episodes in a single day. In this one day, a group went out to lure away a large horde of walkers, Wolves breached the walls and killed dozens of inept townspeople, outside the gates more incompetent Alexandrians got torn apart, and the writers tried—and failed—to convince us that Glenn died in the lamest way possible. All in one day.

“Now” finally ends this inexplicably long day ...
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Glenn Booted From 'The Walking Dead'?

11/2/2015 2:34pm EST
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The Walking Dead is known for throwing some curveballs at people, and the show tends to provide some shocking scenes. Many main characters have been killed off, and it all started during the first season. But in season 6, many were shocked when Glenn Rhee was pushed into a crowd of zombies. Many didn’t believe that Glenn was truly dead, but producers are surely giving people something to talk about.

According to a new report, The Walking Dead producers have now removed Steven Yeun from the credits of the show. In addition, the show did not pick up after Glenn’s shocking scene, where he was...
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'The Walking Dead': The Best And Worst From The Episode All About Morgan

11/2/2015 8:35am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: Best And Worst Moment From 'Here's Not
“Here’s Not Here” is an episode all about Morgan. If you, like many others, have already gotten sick of his “All Life is Precious” spiel this season, the prospect of watching a supersized episode that’s just about him probably isn’t appealing. Everything about Morgan’s character development thus far has felt completely dated, as if he’s missed the incredibly important life experience that Rick and company have suffered through to reach conclusions that he’s clearly missing. To Rick’s group, and viewers who’ve watched for 5 years, it’s obvious that not killing dangerous people can make the d...
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Binge-Watching 'The Walking Dead' Prompts Gruesome Murder In New Mexico

10/27/2015 7:00am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Inspires Man To Beat His 'Zombie' Friend To D
The Walking Dead fans were shocked when one of the show's most popular characters, Glenn Rhee, was killed off on Sunday night's episode. Even more shocking? AMC's zombie-apocalyptic horror television series inspired a Grants, New Mexico man to beat his friend to death because he thought he was turning into a zombie.

According to NBC, Damon Perry, and his friend Christopher Paquin, both 23, spent last Thursday binge-watching The Walking Dead while drinking "multiple 40-ounce bottles" of malt liquor.

Police reports indicate that Perry admitted to authorities that he beat his friend to death...
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Was The Big Death On 'The Walking Dead' One Big Fake Out?

10/26/2015 8:40am EDT
Reasons Why The Death In 'Thank You' Is The Biggest Fake Out In
Two major things about the alleged death in “Thank You:” either 1) “The Walking Dead” made a massive misstep by giving a beloved character an unworthy death episode or 2) the show is resorting to “trick” deaths, which is a terrible sign for the overall creative direction. Whichever it ends up being, it doesn’t bode well for the direction of this season. First, the show started forced narrative gimmicks like the black and white flashbacks. And now this? After last week’s tremendous episode, this is extremely disappointing.

What it really looks like is one of the most obvious fake outs of al...
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Susan Lucci Reveals 'Dancing With The Stars' Drama Changed Her Life

10/23/2015 9:03am EDT
Susan Lucci Reveals Real Life Drama That Went On While She Was A
Susan Lucci revealed that behind the glitter and spray tans, she faced every grandmother's worst fear during her tenure on the seventh season of 2008's "Dancing with the Stars," that there was something wrong with her grandchild.

Newborn grandson Brendan, the child of her daughter Liza Huber and husband Alex Hesterberg, was born nine weeks premature and weighed just 4 lbs., 10 oz, according to People.

Brendan was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 2 years old.

"I don't want to hide it," revealed Huber to the magazine. "I want him to feel good and proud."

After his birth,...
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