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Ad Age Calls The Walking Dead a Bona Fide Hit;TV Guide Quotes Kirkman On Shane

This week AMC comes in fourth on Ad Age‘s Entertainment A-List thanks to The Walking Dead‘s ratings, while Robert Kirkman discusses Shane with TV Guide and Andrew Lincoln talks to IGN about Season 2.

AMC lands at No. 4 on Ad Age‘s Entertainment A-List, which cites The Walking Dead as the network’s first “bona fide hit.”

Robert Kirkman talks to TV Guide about Shane surviving on the TV show but not the comic: “We’re adapting stuff directly from the comic book,” he says, “but Shane is going to screw it up.”

IGN has a video interview with Andrew Lincoln, who says of Season 2, “We’re going to honor the structure and the tone of the graphic novels, so we’ll be going to the countryside.”

Variety reports that Frank Darabont will be honored with the George Pal Memorial award at next month’s Saturn Awards. (No Link) Darabont has “successfully transcended the horror genre and created a gripping and powerful series,” the announcement’s press release says.

A New York Times article quotes a media analyst who calls The Walking Dead “a metaphor for our fears.”

The Irish Independent says of The Walking Dead, which debuts on Ireland’s RTE next week, “How ironic that a programme about dead people should be one of the liveliest things on television.”

BuddyTV culls The Walking Dead‘s lessons in surviving a zombie apocalypse: “Television zombies are overachievers who routinely ignore passive coma patients in favor of the physically fit. If you don’t have a convenient coma available, try to nap a lot.”

Patch puts a zombie apocalypse on its list of “some fictional apocalypses that I wouldn’t mind living through.”

Examiner.com has a gallery of The Walking Dead‘s behind-the-scenes photos to tide fans over, since “waiting for the second season… is almost torturous at times and it’s only May.”

Deadline reports that Gale Anne Hurd‘s Port Royal TV project will be developed for FX Prods in the U.S. and Fox International Channels abroad.

Twitch highlights director Stephen Kay’s supernatural thriller Cell 213, which stars Michael Rooker and will be released in the U.S. in July.

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