Family-Friendly Version of The Walking Dead Coming to TV This Fall
Have you ever wished that The Walking Dead was less gory and violent so you could watch the AMC drama with your entire family without worrying about nightmares filled with walkers and decapitated heads? If the answer to that long-winded query was yes, then we have some pretty awesome news for you!
Per Entertainment Weekly, Fox-owned syndication channel MyNetworkTV now has the exclusive rights to broadcast TWD edited especially for the stricter broadcast standards. The lesser-known channel may not be one of the big players everyone is familiar with, but EW reports that it reaches 97 percent of people in the US and is known for airing reruns of very popular shows.
MyNetworkTV has plans to start airing two episodes of TWD a day starting this fall, and they’re very excited about this venture. Frank Cicha of Fox Television Stations said, “It’s not often you get to add the hottest show on the planet to your lineup. We just did, and it’s a tremendous get for our stations.” Tremendous get indeed! TWD has been a fan-favorite since it premiered several years ago, and this new deal means it will be readily available to a whole new crop of people.
The TWD episodes airing on MyNetworkTV will carry a TV-14 rating, so it’s likely that much of the violence and other graphic content that’s part of what we love about the show will be removed entirely, if not toned down quite a bit.
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The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.