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TV Scoop: Oprah on LiLo, ‘Dexter’ Spin-Off, New ‘Walking Dead’ Trailer

Melissa McCarthy+ Not surprisingly, Lindsay Lohan hasn't made things easy for her latest project - a reality show set to air on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. When asked about the progress of the show, the famed TV mogul said that "there have been bumps" with filming.

+ With the disappointing series finale of Dexter, fans of the crime thriller will be pleased to know that Showtime president David Nevins is - despite some reluctance - hinting at a spin-off starring Michael C. Hall, who portrayed the eponymous anti-hero.

+ AMC released a new trailer for the second half of The Walking Dead that wasn't too much of a teaser, considering that everything in TWD world looked more or less the same as it did in the mid-season finale.

+ Funny lady Melissa McCarthy is set to host Saturday Night Live for the third time during Super Bowl weekend with Imagine Dragons appearing as the musical guest.

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‘Walking Dead’ Creator Frank Darabont Files Lawsuit Against AMC

Frank DarabontI'm not sure which was more abrupt: Frank Darabont's departure from The Walking Dead, or his lawsuit against the show's distributor, AMC.

The three-time Oscar nominee developed the comic book series into the hit series that it is today, but he was quietly fired from the production just shortly into the show's second season. Now Darabont is suing the network - which gave TV fans Mad Men and Breaking Bad - for tens of millions of dollars in profit he believes that they owe him due to a sweetheart deal they made in licensing the show to itself.

In Darabont's lawsuit, which he filed yesterday in New York, the director claims that AMC never told him why they dismissed him from the show (something they never discussed publicly, either).

“AMC’s conduct toward Frank to date has been nothing short of atrocious. Unfortunately, the fans of The Walking Dead have suffered as well by being deprived of his creative talent," Darbont's lead lawyer Dale Kinsella said.

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Quote of the Day: ‘Walking Dead’ Star Norman Reedus on ‘Portlandia’

Norman Reedus Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of 'Portlandia'

"I love Portlandia! I would do that show, in a heartbeat. I would love that. You know when Saturday Night Live did a sketch of The Walking Dead, and Bill Hader played me? He invited me to the after-party, and Fred [Armisen] was there, and I was such a big fan, I just spent the entire time trying to hug Fred over and over and over again. I think he thought I was a complete weirdo. He might be scared of me now... I'm a hugger, too. But it was literally like seven hugs, and he was looking at me like, 'Again? You want to hug again?' I might have hugged him to death. But I love the feminist bookstore skit. I love that whole show. It's awesome."

- The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus declares his love for Fred Armisen.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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Quote of the Day: Stephen King Watches ‘Revenge’ Over ‘Mad Men’

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"Justified, Bates Motel, The Walking Dead. The best show of the year is The Americans. I don't watch Mad Men. I think it’s basically soap opera, and if I want soap opera, I watch Revenge. That show is crazy, but they have great clothes."

- Novelist Stephen King reveals what he's watching (and what he prefers not to watch) on television these days.

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TV Scoop: Kenan Might Leave SNL, Walking Dead Finds its Tyrese

Lindsay Lohan at the premiere of 'Liz & Dick'+ Some are speculating that Kenan Thompson's upcoming sitcom - which will be produced by his current Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels - might prompt the late night sketch comedy veteran to leave.

+ Casting news for The Walking Dead gets more exciting with each announcement! The Wire alum Chad Coleman has been hired to portray Tyrese in the popular zombie series, which is based on a comic book of the same name.

+ Vulture has compiled a list of American Horror Story: Asylum's horror and sci-fi nods. Did you catch all of them on your own?

+ Liz & Dick director Larry A. Thompson opens up about working with troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan. At one point, he claims that "making a movie with [her] is not for the faint of heart."

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First Look: The Governor and Michonne of The Walking Dead

The Governor, played by David Morrissey

AMC's popular zombie drama series The Walking Dead returns this Fall for its third season with new characters whose small screen arrivals have been eagerly anticipated by the comic book's fans since the series first aired.

One of those characters is the Governor (pictured above), played by British actor David Morrissey. A big bad of the upcoming season, executive producer Greg Nicotero reveals that the Governor on the show will still surprise fans of the comic: "It's very different from what you know of the character from the graphic novel, with the long stringy hair."

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AFI’s Top TV Programs of 2010

Temple GrandinWe’ve already learned which programs the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has deemed worthy of Golden Globe nominations -- but what does the American Film Institute have to say about 2010?

For AFI's annual list, a group “scholars, film and television artists, critics and AFI Trustees” have selected their top choices of the year. Of the ten titles, three are from AMC alone:

  • 30 Rock
  • The Big C
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Glee
  • Mad Men
  • Modern Family
  • The Pacific
  • Temple Grandin
  • The Walking Dead

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2011 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

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The Golden Globe contenders for the 2010-11 season were officially announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills by Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood.

Last year's Best Comedy Series winner, Glee, lead all television programs with a total of five nominations. Five series -- 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife and Mad Men -- tied for second place with three nods each.

Here are some of the notable omissions/inclusions from this year's list of nominees:

  • The Good Wife was the only non-cable series to be recognized for Best Drama.
  • The Walking Dead replaced that other horror series (True Blood), giving AMC two nominations in the Drama category.
  • The limitations of the Best Supporting Actor category meant only two acting noms for the cast of Modern Family.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt has found herself pitted against Claire Danes ... and Dame Judi Dench.

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)

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TV Talk: No TNT for Eliza Dushku, No DWTS for Portia DeGeneres

Eliza Dushku-Former Dollhouse star Eliza Dushku has already backed out of a pilot for TNT. "Hey guys! News to report~ We have mutually & AMICABLY decided to part ways on Bird Dog due to creative differences. No worries/fears/tears," she wrote on Twitter.

-Portia DeGeneres has officially turned down an opportunity to be on Dancing with the Stars. The actress was reportedly asked to compete with a same-sex partner.

-The season finale of Walking Dead killed in the ratings on Sunday night. The episode -- which attracted 6 million viewers -- had the highest numbers ever for a basic cable series in the 18-49 demo.

-The weekend wasn't so bright for David Hasselhoff. A&E's The Hasselhoffs debuted to 718,000 viewers. In comparison the network's other new program, Storage Wars, recently opened to 2 million viewers.


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