So it is now time to sadly say goodbye to season 4 and eagerly get ready to greet season 5. I think I have put together a decent compilation of quality videos to represent both the above mentioned seasons. I hope you both approve of my choices and enjoy them as a fair salute to the wonderful ground breaking series that is The Walking Dead!
The Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere
The Walking Dead Season 4 Preview
The Walking Dead Season 4 Special Inside HD 720 Parts 1,2,3
The Walking Dead: Comic – WHO Will Be The NEXT VILLIAN?
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The Walking Dead spinoff–it’s not technically a spinoff, but it’s being referred to that way–is getting closer, with the script slated to be delivered soon.
Executive producer Gale Ann Hurd said recently that the script from Robert Kirkman and new writer Dave Erickson is expected to be delivered at “any moment.”
AMC announced the companion series in September 2013 and it’s expected to premiere in 2015, most likely starting after The Walking Dead season 5 is over.
Plot details are scarce but Hurd told Zap2It that it’s “not the same city, it’s not the same cast.”
She said that none of the characters will be from the comics, a huge departure from the main television series.
She also said that there’s chance the companion series might not follow the ensemble format The Walking Dead does. “Given that the world lends itself to having multiple characters, I don’t know that it’s going to be as large an ensemble,” Hurd said. “I’m sure that we’ll be following more than one [character].”
Kirkman recently told Cinema Blend that he’s hard at work on the companion series.
“I’m doing something with it almost every day,” he said. “It’s taking a while, but it’s not taking longer than anticipated.”
While the spinoff will not feature any of the familiar characters, showrunner Scott Gimple has said that he can’t promise a crossover but said that it would be “awesome” to see.
It’s unclear even where the spinoff will take place, but it will likely be in another part of the United States from the regular show, so a crossover is unlikely. It has been confirmed that the show will not be set in Georgia.
“It’s going to be set in this world, but it is a new cast and a new setting, and it’s going to be very different. It’s just exciting to be able to start over again and try to do cool stuff,” Kirkman previously told IGN.
“The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing,” he said in the original announcement.
How We Created This Map
To put this map together, we had to don our “NCIS” hats and do some serious investigating.
We researched the number of Facebook users in each state who have Liked, with a capital L, each of the most popular shows on today.
In choosing these shows, we went with the top 10 network shows for 2013 by viewership numbers, the top basic cable show (“The Walking Dead”), and the top premium show (“Game Of Thrones”).
Note that these were all non-competition/non-reality/non-news programs.
- The Big Bang Theory
- The Blacklist
- Blue Bloods
- Criminal Minds
- Game of Thrones
- Grey’s Anatomy
- Person of Interest
- The Walking Dead
After we wrapped our investigation, we put on our nerd pants (which are kind of like the blue ones Howard wears on “The Big Bang Theory”), popped the data into a spreadsheet, did some number crunching, and came up with this awesome map.
Now that you’ve seen the behind the scenes of this map, let’s take a closer look at each of the five most Liked shows, starting with the absolutely killer “The Walking Dead”.
1. The Walking Dead
It almost doesn’t seem fair to include “The Walking Dead” on this map.
Not only is it a post-apocalyptic horror drama about flesh-eating zombies and survivors, but it’s also on AMC, which for those of you who don’t know, is one of those magic network that spins screenplays into gold.
This show was the most popular in a vast majority (29) of the states. There’s no pattern here, we promise you. It’s just a good show.
If you’ve ever seen an episode of this show, you know that it will keep you on edge—and in nine states across the nation, people’s blood pressure must be skyrocketing.
Those nine states were:
Seven out of of the nine that Liked “NCIS” more than any of the others on our list are in the South, two are in the Northeast, and the amount of Likes ranges from 3.91 percent of the population in Mississippi to 6.32 percent of the population in Maine.
3. The Big Bang Theory
What do you get when you add two physicists, an engineer, an astrophysicist, and a waitress? Well, aside from your run of the mill dinner party in San Francisco, you get “The Big Bang Theory”.
Surprisingly, the show wasn’t the most popular in Nerdville—or, rather, California—but it was the most Liked out of any show in seven states:
In Iowa, for example, 4.92 percent of the state’s population Liked the show, in Missouri, 4.68 percent, and in Minnesota, 4.15 percent.
4. The Blacklist
The folks in five of 50 states are crazy for this new NBC drama.
In Alaska, 6.48 percent of the total population have Liked “The Blacklist” on Facebook. That’s a larger portion of the population than either states that Liked “NCIS” or “The Big Bang Theory” the most.
Apart from Alaska, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Hawaii, and Idaho all also Liked “The Blacklist” more than any of our other shows. And what do these places all have in common? I don’t know—ask James Spader?
5. Person of Interest
Delaware may be one of the smallest states, but when you consider the fact that 8.02 percent of the total population there Liked “Person of Interest” on Facebook, well, that’s like 70,000 people. That’s a lot of John Reese fans.
It was the only state that Liked this show more than any of the other shows, but hey, you’re still new, “Person of Interest”. No need to get all paranoid, create a super powerful mass surveillance computer system to accurately predict viewer behavior, and then start offing people who find out about it…
In the Game of Ratings, You Win Or You Die
In this Game of Ratings, there was a clear favorite in “The Walking Dead”, some that could use a bit of a “Resurrection” with the Facebook audience, but, overall, each of these 12 shows are winners, as they’re all the most popular on air today.
And as we all know, in the Game of Ratings, you either win or you die… and by die, we mean you won’t make it onto our awesome, colorful map of America’s most Liked shows. Sorry,
Sister Wives”. Maybe you just need more zombies.