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EW Interviews Norman Reedus; Robert Kirkman Visits Conan O’Brien

This week, Entertainment Weekly interviews Norman Reedus while Robert Kirkman pays a visit to Conan O’Brien. Plus, USA Today lauds The Walking Dead‘s female characters. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly profiles Norman Reedus [no link] and, according to ComicBook.com, Reedus, tells EW about fan reaction to Andrea mistakenly shooting Daryl in a Season 2 episode.

• While making an appearance on Conan, Robert Kirkman tells Conan O’Brien why the talk show host would make “the most dangerous zombie” (check the 28:50 mark). The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Comic Book Resources, ComicBook.com and MTV all feature the interview too.

USA Today showcases the women of The Walking Dead, who are “focused, fearless and walking tall,” while the men are “borderline crazy and in desperate need of a reality check.”

Robert Kirkman previews the rest of Season 3 with Entertainment Weekly, revealing, “I’m afraid there may be a casualty or more still to be experienced by the end of this season.” Kirkman also recaps “Arrow on the Doorpost” with Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter.

Andrew Lincoln teases the final Season 3 episodes to MTV: “fifteen is epic, and incredibly emotional. It’s one of my favorite episodes, as is sixteen. I won’t be amiss in saying that not everybody gets out alive.”

The Los Angeles Times talks to David Morrissey about filming the Governor and Rick’s first face-to-face interaction.

Norman Reedus does interviews with The Walker Stalkers (where he “talks about his son, his favorite music, his favorite zombie kills, dirty looks, Daryl’s relationship with Carol and noodling”) and The Walking Dead ‘Cast (where he was “personable and forthcoming and a pleasure to talk to”).

E! Online chats with Laurie Holden, who talks about the mixed fan reaction to Andrea so far this season: “It’s controversy and it’s all good. It’s why season three is so insane!” Holden also speaks with Access Hollywood about Andrea’s situation and was a guest on The Late Late Show (go to the 29-minute mark).

The Telegraph cites Andrew Lincoln and David Morrissey as examples of British actors taking on American accents, asserting they both “deserve praise for nailing the American Southerner.”

Danai Gurira tells Comic Book Resources one thing she likes about Michonne: “I think what’s really fascinating about her now, is that I think her instincts — as we’ve all seen — are very palpable.”

Steven Yeun chats with Made Man about being an avid reader of The Walking Dead graphic novel and how that influenced his gut reaction to the first scripts he read.

The New York Post talks to Greg Nicotero about the zombie extras who are chosen “by physical attributes such as bone structure and big eyes.”

The Los Angeles Times interviews Greg Nicotero about his work for Oz the Great and Powerful.

Comic Book Resources has excerpts from Danai Gurira’s panel at Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon.

Lennie James takes his turn with The Walker Stalkers podcast. Hypable has excerpts from the interview, where James characterizes Morgan as a man “neck deep in regret and guilt and bereavement.”

The Hollywood Reporter, citing The Walking Dead, notes it “used to be surprising when a cable series topped broadcast; now it happens nightly.”

• Adweek mentions how The Walking Dead is enjoying stellar ratings, compared to the broadcast and other cable networks. The Wall Street Journal makes a similar observation. [No link]

MediaPost observes that The Walking Dead has “now grown into a success any major network would love — big audiences and lots of buzz.”

• Speaking of ratings, for the week ended March 10, The Walking Dead was again TV’s top show (for broadcast and cable), drawing 7.24 million viewers in the 18-49 demo, Media Life Magazine reports. The New York Times adds that The Walking Dead “dwarfed all network competition” for the week.

• What’s the most popular show shot in the Atlanta area, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution? The Walking Dead, of course.

• According to the Associated Press, the University of Georgia will honor Gale Anne Hurd with an award for distinguished service in broadcasting.

Federal Times lauds federal employee Dr. Edwin Jenner, the doomed researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for keeping “the last vestige of the federal government operating as long as he could.”

io9 shares the six things from the graphic novel that it would like to see on the TV show.

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Rock‘s Grizz Chapman is lobbying for a part on The Walking Dead. One of his ideas: “a seven-foot zombie who never dies.”

HorrorMovies.ca offers the tips it’s picked up from The Walking Dead for surviving a zombie apocalypse.

The Newnan (Ga.) Times-Herald reports on the town of Grantville’s starring role in last week’s episode, “Clear.”

Small Screen Scoop shares its favorite quotes from “Arrow on the Doorpost.”

• For recaps and reviews of Season 3, Episode 13, “Arrow on the Doorpost,” check out CNN, Crave Online, Entertainment Weekly, Forbes, IGN, New York, Rolling Stone, San Jose Mercury News, Slate, Time, TVLine, The Wall Street Journal and Zap2it.

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