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WALKING DEAD, THE
Air Date: Sunday, April 02, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:25 PM EST on AMC
Episode Title: (#716-90) "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"
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***TUNE-IN ALERT***

ALEXANDRIANS EXECUTE A PLAN ON THE EXTENDED SEASON SEVEN FINALE OF AMC'S "THE WALKING DEAD" AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 2ND AT 9:00PM ET/PT

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY A NEW EPISODE OF AMC'S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED MARTIAL ARTS DRAMA AND CABLE'S #1 RETURNING SHOW FOR 2017 AMONG ADULTS 25-54, "INTO THE BADLANDS" AT 10:25PM ET/PT

THEN, A NEW EPISODE OF "THE WALKING DEAD" LIVE AFTER-SHOW "TALKING DEAD," FEATURING SERIES STARS NORMAN REEDUS AND JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN JOINED BY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SCOTT M. GIMPLE AND A SURPRISE CAST MEMBER AT 11:25PM ET/PT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - The extended season seven finale of the #1 show in all of television among adults 18-49, AMC's "The Walking Dead," airs Sunday, April 2nd at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. On "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life," the stakes keep mounting higher and higher as different stories from the season clash while the group enacts an intricate plan.

Leading into the season seven finale, AMC will air a back-to-back marathon of season seven beginning Friday, April 1st at 6:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" reigns as television's most watched drama for Adults 18-49 for five consecutive years. "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

Season two of AMC's martial arts drama, "Into the Badlands," continues on Sunday, April 2nd at 10:25 p.m. ET/PT. The season two premiere was cable's #1 returning show for 2017 for adults 25-54, delivering 4.5 million total viewers, 2.7 million adults 25-54 and 2.4 million adults 18-49 in Nielsen live+3 ratings. On the third episode, "Red Sun, Silver Moon," Sunny and Bajie encounter a dangerous foe who knows Sunny all too well. The Widow prepares for a deadly showdown, while MK learns a terrible secret.

Season two of the martial arts drama finds Sunny (Daniel Wu) and M.K. (Aramis Knight) separated and scattered to the wind, each imprisoned in unlikely places. While M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back into the Badlands to find his family or die trying. On their journey, Clipper and Colt are assisted by new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, The Widow (Emily Beecham) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season's end, Sunny and M.K.'s lives will be forever altered.

"Into the Badlands" was created by showrunners/executive producers/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and executive produced by Oscar(R)-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, director David Dobkin, fight director Stephen Fung and Daniel Wu. The series stars Wu (Tai Chi Zero) as Sunny; Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) as Quinn; Aramis Knight (The Dark Knight Rises) as M.K.; Oliver Stark ("Luther") as Ryder; Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later) as The Widow; Orla Brady ("Dr. Who," "Fringe") as Lydia; Sarah Bolger ("Once Upon a Time," "The Tudors") as Jade; Ally Ioannides ("Parenthood") as Tilda; Madeleine Mantock (Edge of Tomorrow) as Veil; Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe) as Waldo and Nick Frost as Bajie (Shaun of the Dead).

Immediately following the episode, viewers can catch "The Walking Dead" live after-show, "Talking Dead," hosted by Chris Hardwick, featuring series stars Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, joined by Executive Producer Scott M. Gimple and a surprise cast member at 11:25 p.m. ET/PT.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," and the forthcoming "The Son," "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

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WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)
Returns in October 2017 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/31/10 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
8 (16 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's eighth of 16 episodes) on 10/16/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, October 2016) Days before its highly anticipated Season 7 Premiere, The Walking Dead has been renewed for an eighth season. Season 8 will premiere in late-2017 and will kick off with the 100th episode of the series. "Eeny, meeny, miny, more," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us." With this renewal also comes 16 episodes of Talking Dead, the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick, which is the highest-rated talk show on television and the No. 2 show on cable, behind The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 23 at 9/8c, followed by an expanded 90-minute episode of Talking Dead live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, featuring Hardwick, the cast members in Negan's line-up, and Lucille.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler
· Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes
· Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes
· Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa
· Danai Gurira as Michonne
· Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter
· Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene
· Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier
· Michael Cudlitz as Abraham Ford
· Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon
· Seth Gilliam as Gabriel Stokes
· Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha
· Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Andrew J. West as Gareth
· Chad L. Coleman as Tyreese
· David Morrissey as The Governor
· Emily Kinney as Beth Greene
· Jeffrey DeMunn as Dale Horvath
· Jon Bernthal as Shane Walsh
· Laurie Holden as Andrea
· Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. as Bob Stookey
· Michael Rooker as Merle Dixon
· Sarah Wayne Callies as Lori Grimes
· Scott Wilson as Hershel Greene
CREW INFORMATION:
· Charles H. Eglee as EP
· Charlie Adlard as BOOK
· David Alpert as EP
· Frank Darabont as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Gale Anne Hurd as EP
· Glen Mazzara as EP
· Greg Nicotero as EP
· Robert Kirkman as BOOK/EP
· Scott M. Gimple as EP
· Tom Luse as EP
· Tony Moore as BOOK
GENRE(S):
· based on a comic book
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· AMC Studios
· Circle of Confusion
· Idiot Box Productions
· Valhalla Motion Pictures