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The Walking Dead Cited in New York TV Feature; Season 4 First-Look Photo in E!, USA Today

This week, New York uses The Walking Dead as an example in its article on how to write a TV drama, while a new Season 4 photo of Rick and a walker in the woods gets coverage from E! Online, USA Today and others. Plus, New York describes the drama’s storytelling style. Read on for more:

New York‘s primer on how to write a TV drama cites Rick as an example for Rule 1A: “Start with an anti-hero. Make him middle-aged.”

E! Online and USA Today spotlight the first Season 4 photo, depicting Rick in the woods with a zombie. Deadline, HitFix, the Los Angeles Times, TODAY, Variety, TheWrap and Zap2it also ran the photo.

New York cites The Walking Dead, with its “gritty, run-and-gun B-picture” storytelling style, to argue that TV is very much a director’s medium.

MediaPost reports that The Walking Dead was the No. 1-ranked program of the 2012-13 TV season according to Optimedia’s Content Power Ratings (which take into account things like cross-platform, online, social media and engagement metrics).

ComicBook.com features a new collectible based on The Walking Dead: a bust of the walker who chased Sophia away from the group.

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