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The Walking Dead Lands on Adweek‘s Influential List; Kirkman Leading Zombie Pub Crawl

This week Adweek places The Walking Dead at 100 on its ranking of the most influential TV shows, while Robert Kirkman announces plans to lead a zombie tour of San Francisco pubs.

Adweek lists The Walking Dead at 100 in its ranking of the most influential shows, explaining how the series broke “records at AMC with 5.3 million viewers for its series-opener.”

Publishers Weekly reports that Robert Kirkman is leading a zombie-themed pub crawl across San Francisco on April 1. Comic Book Resources calls it a “night on the town you’ll never forget — unless you drink too much!”

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Gale Anne Hurd is co-chair of the upcoming “Produced By Conference” — presented by the Producers Guild of America and the Association of Film Commissioners — taking place in Burbank from June 3-5.

Doctor Who News reports that Greg Nicotero has joined the Torchwood: Miracle Day production team.

The Walking Dead wins a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for best TV presentation, vanquishing three-time winner Doctor Who.

The Walking Dead (which shoots in Atlanta) is mentioned in an Atlanta Journal Constitution article about the state of Georgia deciding not to roll back tax credits for TV and film productions.

• For Fighting Irish fans: The Chicago Tribune writes that Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist was “excited” to watch The Walking Dead after a teammate acquired the Season 1 DVD set.

• Writing about NBCU’s new Chiller network, Adweek notes about The Walking Dead, “between HBO’s vampire-centric True Blood and AMC’s zombie-filled The Walking Dead, not to mention much of sibling network SyFy’s schedule, the horror field is pretty crowded.”

Variety reports that Circle of Confusion, which developed The Walking Dead for TV, is co-producing the graphic novel-based horror-thriller Blood of the Innocent. Deadline Hollywood adds the company is executive-producing both Showtime’s adaptation of the comic book Chew and FX’s adaptation of the comic Powers.

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