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Old 12-21-12, 02:12 PM
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Re: Another "Walking Dead" showrunner steps down

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I was thinking of going back and starting to watch this again but losing Darabont was a big reason for me not to. Losing another show runner killed my interest again.
When did you stop? You're missing out, since i'd say this season showed losing Darabont wasn't a big loss at all.

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Not sure how much it affected this decision, but I have concrete info that the cast wasn't too fond of Mazzara because he found out that killing main cast = big ratings, and some of his scripting ideas were shocking them.

Oh yea, expect 3 more major deaths before the season is over, too.
Which is pretty stupid, since all of them should have been at least somewhat familiar with the comics and their characters enough to know that not everyone would last.
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Old 12-21-12, 02:16 PM
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When did you stop? You're missing out, since i'd say this season showed losing Darabont wasn't a big loss at all.
Mike doesn't watch anything not called Dexter.
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Old 12-21-12, 02:27 PM
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Re: Another "Walking Dead" showrunner steps down

So does Evan T. Reilly get promoted to showrunner now, or do you think they'll bring in someone new?

Hopefully, it's him.
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Old 12-21-12, 02:39 PM
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So does Evan T. Reilly get promoted to showrunner now, or do you think they'll bring in someone new?

Hopefully, it's him.
I would support promoting him instead of hiring someone from the outside. He's a co-executive producer and has written a good number of episodes. He also worked on Rescue Me as a writer/producer.
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Old 12-21-12, 03:09 PM
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Re: Another "Walking Dead" showrunner steps down

Another horrible move by AMC, as Glen had turned The Walking Dead into an actually compelling show and not coasting off the sheer appeal of the zombie apocalypse. Please, this move was nothing more than about money. Glen will get better offers from other networks now to be a showrunner. AMC is notoriously cheap to their talent unless it's Mad Men.

AMC, the dumbest and luckiest network executives in the business.
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Old 12-21-12, 03:12 PM
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Re: Another "Walking Dead" showrunner steps down

I say they go a completely different direction and hire Russell T Davies.
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Old 12-21-12, 05:24 PM
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I say they go a completely different direction and hire Russell T Davies.
Just as long as they don't hire Tim Kring or Brandon Braga.
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Old 12-21-12, 05:57 PM
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Re: Another "Walking Dead" showrunner steps down

What's Tim Minear doing right now?
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Old 12-21-12, 06:10 PM
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Re: Another "Walking Dead" showrunner steps down

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
I was thinking of going back and starting to watch this again but losing Darabont was a big reason for me not to. Losing another show runner killed my interest again.
Darabont leaving was the best thing to happen to the show. His pacing was too slow, and he was going to veer from the storylines even further.
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Old 12-21-12, 06:19 PM
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Re: Another "Walking Dead" showrunner steps down

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What's Tim Minear doing right now?
Not a bad choice. Shawn Ryan might be looking for a new gig since his submarine show sank.
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Old 12-21-12, 06:31 PM
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Tim Kring!



















should NOT be called.
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Old 12-21-12, 07:18 PM
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Maybe my prayers that this show will wither and die have been heard, if only slightly.

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Old 12-21-12, 07:44 PM
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Re: Another "Walking Dead" showrunner steps down

Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
What's Tim Minear doing right now?
That would be a good choice.

AMC really needs to start fostering some goodwill with their show runners before they start scaring away all the talent.
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Old 12-21-12, 07:52 PM
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Maybe my prayers that this show will wither and die have been heard, if only slightly.
Show us on the doll where the show touched you.
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Old 12-21-12, 08:17 PM
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I would support promoting him instead of hiring someone from the outside. He's a co-executive producer and has written a good number of episodes. He also worked on Rescue Me as a writer/producer.
They're going to have to promote from within, AMC is quickly becoming the diseased whore that no one wants to sleep with. Unless your name is Veena Sud, they despise you.
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Old 12-21-12, 08:32 PM
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Be happy that AMC doesn't own Breaking Bad or Mad Men.
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Old 12-21-12, 08:46 PM
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Shawn Ryan is under contract with Sony Pictures. He's writing and producing the Beverly Hills Cop Pilot for CBS. Ryan today criticized AMC on his Twitter feed. Unlikely he will ever want to do business with them.

Tim Minear is Executive Producer and writer for American Horror Story.

Tim Kring is show runner for Touch on Fox.

Ron Moore is also under contract at Sony. He's developing a Pilot for next season.

Not too many known genre writers/show runners floating around right now.
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Old 12-21-12, 08:58 PM
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Show us on the doll where the show touched you.
I just think that Kirkmans a ****. I'll just leave it at that, k?
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Old 12-21-12, 09:05 PM
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Darabont leaving was the best thing to happen to the show. His pacing was too slow, and he was going to veer from the storylines even further.
I think the improvement of the show comes down to the quality of the writing being drastically better. More so than anything Darabount was or wasnt doing. For all the credit Mazzara is getting for Season 3 he was also at the helm for Season 2 which certainly wasnt as good as the 1st season.
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Old 12-21-12, 09:12 PM
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Re: Another "Walking Dead" showrunner steps down

You know who would be good for this show. Josh Friedman who did Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
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Old 12-21-12, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Not sure how much it affected this decision, but I have concrete info that the cast wasn't too fond of Mazzara because he found out that killing main cast = big ratings, and some of his scripting ideas were shocking them.

Oh yea, expect 3 more major deaths before the season is over, too.
The first thing I said when learning about the TV series was that it was going to take big brass ones to actually stick to the comic's premise of "no one is safe". Losing established characters, in shockingly sudden, violent ways, is a key aspect of the original source, and watering it down erodes a central pillar of the work. Heroes went from awesome to complete shit because they couldn't do it.
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Old 12-21-12, 09:26 PM
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I just think that Kirkmans a ****. I'll just leave it at that, k?
Was teasing since your reaction seemed extreme.

But in all seriousness (and despite your reluctance to elaborate on your distaste for Kirkman), is your ire towards him because of the lawsuit that was placed against him when the show was made? I read he was accused of trying to keep one of the comic creators out of getting royalties from the show (or something to that effect).
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Old 12-21-12, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
You know who would be good for this show. Josh Friedman who did Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Creatively I really liked TSSC, but his CV looks a bit thin for taking up this show's mantle.
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Old 12-21-12, 11:04 PM
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Though I certainly realize some characters are going to die I didn't need a specific head count and know their major. I was expecting to read about behind the scenes drama. Oh, well, sounds like the show is going to go to crap so it doesn't matter anyway.
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Maybe my prayers that this show will wither and die have been heard, if only slightly.
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