AMC renews Lodge 49 for a second season, so now will you please give it a shot?

Dooming us to another year of desperately trying to convince you all to give AMC’s “bizarre and bewitching” comedy series Lodge 49 a chance, the network has announced that it’s gifting the Wyatt Russell-starring show with a second season. The show—which airs its first-season finale next Monday—stars Russell as a…

You should be watching Dietland, it’s really—ah shit, it’s canceled

Whatever the flaws of Dietland’s first season—and there were flaws—AMC’s ambitious, intriguing series was a welcome presence. It told a story, adapted from Sarai Walker’s book of the same name, about a woman and her body that didn’t focus on self-control or finding love despite who you are. Instead, Dietland dwelled…

The Walking Dead will keep shambling along forever, either as new shows or spin-off movies

In news that seems like a perfect metaphor for a zombie show, AMC has teased that it’s working on a plan to keep The Walking Dead going—in one form or another—forever. That comes from Bloomberg, which says AMC is talking with “several large media companies” about plans to keep The Walking Dead brand alive for “another…

Jimmy and Kim keep secrets while Mike and Gus put their cards on the table, as Better Call Saul kicks into gear

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One of my favorite things about the way Bob Odenkirk plays Jimmy McGill (and the way the writers write the character, and the way the directors direct Odenkirk, and the way the editors cut his scenes) is that at important moments there is a pause, and we get to see what’s going on inside Jimmy. Generally when this…

Better Call Saul gives its characters time to react to last season's chaotic end

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Like many fans, I paper over the slow stretches in TV’s scheduling cycle with binges. The adults in my house have kids and jobs, so those binges aren’t stay-up-all-night marathons—just two or three episodes whenever our night isn’t taken up by sports or movies, getting through a season in a few weeks, and then wishing…

AMC names Yvette Nicole Brown as interim guest host for Talking Dead

AMC’s struggles to figure out what to do with its various Chris Hardwick-branded properties took another little step forward today, with Deadline reporting that Yvette Nicole Brown—who previously agreed to step in to handle Hardwick’s upcoming Comic-Con duties in the wake of implied allegations of abuse made in a Medium post

AMC's The Terror takes on a chillingly timely topic for season 2

The Terror, AMC’s first foray into the anthology-series trend, has been a big success for the network, ending its first season as the No. 2 drama on cable and earning high marks from critics like The A.V. Club’s own Sean T. Collins, who gave all but one episode a stellar “A” rating. (Episode two got an “A-.”) So,…

AMC launches subscription service in grumpy effort to compete with MoviePass

For almost a year now, movie fans have been enjoying the benefits of MoviePass, a subscription service (and by most accounts a wildly unsustainable business model) letting people see a movie a day for the flat fee of about ten bucks a month. Now, AMC has looked at the company’s popularity, and grouchily said, “We want…