For those of you who have a craving for all things zombie TV, then rest assured that you are not going to be without “Fear the Walking Dead” for a long time on the AMC schedule.
During the network’s presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour on Friday, they confirmed that season 2 of the “Walking Dead” prequel-of-sorts will premiere on Sunday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Now, allow us to spend a moment or two debating out loud how this may be one of the worst decisions that the network has ever made. Why in the world would you set this show up against “Game of Thrones”? There’s a huge crossover audience between the two shows, and while some viewers may have a hard time choosing between watching the flagship “Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” live, we don’t think it will be much of a debate here. There hasn’t been enough time yet to get people so hooked on “Fear” that they would watch this over the George R.R. Martin adaptation.
“Fear the Walking Dead,” like the flagship show, is also going to air in halves. Our guess is that it will air the first batch in April and May, and then come back to finish things off in August and September, helping to set the stage for “The Walking Dead” in October. New episodes of “Talking Dead” will also follow it, which is probably the reason why the network stuck with airing “Fear” at 9:00 p.m. instead of 10:00.
One other big announcement: The third season of “Turn: Washington’s Spies” will air on Monday, April 25 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern, likely taking the place of “Better Call Saul.”
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