Dammit, AMC! It’s like you’re jealous of #NBCFail.
This should be an exciting time for fans of The Walking Dead. Season 3 has been amazing so far and it’s coming back on February 10. But instead of coasting along on buzz, AMC has made us nervous. First they announced that showrunner Glen Mazzara is leaving after Season 3, and now we see they’ve changed the full series marathon planned for New Year’s Eve to January 2.
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?
Are you disappointed, or do you think it all balances out with the upcoming black and white episodes? (Unless they change that, too...)
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