Wow. That sure was a hell of a "mid-season finale" huh? I'll try to keep this article as spoiler free as possible for those TWD viewers who watch days later on DVR, but let's just say that February can't get here soon enough. Will ____ and _____ escape The Governor's pit of death? I can't wait to find out.
Speaking of which, while it had been previously announced that TWD would return for the second half of season three in February, what hadn't been confirmed until last night is exactly what time of the month the show would come back. And the winning date is... :drumroll: Sunday, February 10th. I still think this whole "take two months off during a season" strategy is super annoying, but it seems to be working for AMC, so I can't blame them for continuing to do it.
Anyway, that won't be the only notable thing to happen to the AMC Sunday night schedule in early 2013, as the "normal" line-up of TWD at 9pm, TWD encores at 10pm, Talking Dead at 11pm, and Comic Book Men at 11:30pm is exiting stage left. Starting on the 10th, Talking Dead will move to 10pm, directly following the new Walking Dead episode. The Chris Hardwick hosted chat show will also be expanding from 30 minutes to a full hour, which should allow for more audience participation and lengthier discussions with guests. Personally, I'm all for this change, as it never really made sense to not have the talk show air immediately after the new episode.
AMC has yet to clarify whether the TWD encore presentation will now move to 11pm, but that would obviously be the natural fit. In addition, Comic Book Men will be leaving Sundays entirely. The Kevin Smith fronted reality series will resume its second season on Thursday, February 14th at 9pm.
Are you excited for more Walking Dead in February? Do you like the changes AMC is making to Sunday night's line-up?