They announced this full series marathon during the original broadcast of Season 3, Episode 8, “Made to Suffer.” It was supposed to start with the Season 1 pilot at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012, and continue with Seasons 2 and 3 before ending on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Instead, the new schedule is just the eight episodes of Season 3, starting with “Seed” at 9 p.m. on Monday, December 31 and ending with “Made to Suffer” at 4 a.m. on January 1. This is a disaster. We purposely didn’t make any cool plans for this week, embracing the idea of an early 2013 hibernation with the zombie apocalypse.
Granted, AMC already announced that they would be airing black and white re-runs of TWD Season 1 and the first half of Season 2, starting Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. and continuing for a bunch of Thursdays after that. So it’s not like Seasons 1 and 2 won’t be airing, we just won’t get them with the pre-announced marathon. We love the idea of Thursday being the new Sunday with re-runs, but why couldn’t they do that and the original Season 1-3 marathon plan? The more Walking Dead the merrier, right?
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