The long drought is over!
The people rejoice!
Zombies again walk the earth on Sunday nights!
DISH Network and AMC have settled their long feud and forged a long-term agreement to bring AMC and related channels back to DISH.
DISH subscribers now have access to AMC, home of some of the best programming on television, with The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Hell on Wheels, other hit shows and a wide variety of movies.
The agreement also includes IFC, Sundance Channel, and WEtv, which begin broadcasting on DISH on November 1, 2012.
With 34 Emmy nominations for original programming in 2012, shows like Mad Men, which won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama a nearly unprecedented four times in a row, and The Walking Dead, which regularly breaks cable TV ratings records, AMC needs no introduction.
Three original shows – The Walking Dead, The Talking Dead, and Comic Book Men – are currently producing new episodes for AMC. Two others, Breaking Bad and Mad Men are set to broadcast new episodes starting in the summer.
The Walking Dead: New episodes of the Walking Dead premiere Sundays at 8pm (with repeats at 9 and 11) followed at 10pm by The Talking Dead, a live discussion with cast and crew members of the show and celebrity guests.
Comic Book Men:A reality show about the comic book store owned and operated by Kevin Smith, of Mall Rats, Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Chasing Amy, Zach and Miri Make a Porno, and other films. Sundays at 10:30
The second half of the final season of Breaking Bad is scheduled for summer 2013, when a new season of Mad Men will also air.
IFC broadcasts independent films, and offers a slate of unusual, and unusually good original programming, including Portlandia and Comedy Bang! Bang!
Portlandia: A new season of Portlandia starts in January 2013. This Peabody-award winning sketch comedy show begins its third season.Portlandia is a wildly satiric look at the helplessly hip and hyper-conscious urban hippies, foodies, and band guys (and girls) of Portland. Written by and starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. It’s the kind of show that can get the actual mayor of Portland onscreen playing the assistant to the mayor of Portland. And we all know what kind of a show that is, right?
Comedy Bang! Bang!: The brainchild of comedian Scott Aukerman and comedian/musician Reggie Watts. Come for the musical and comedic genius, stay for the deadpan delivery. Very, very puzzling things happen to you on Comedy Bang! Bang!, so you should probably keep your eye on it. It also features guests like Jack Black, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm, and Weird Al.
Great independent film and original programming like Iconoclasts, featuring exchanges between unexpected pairs of famous and creative people, like Seth McFarlane and Norah Jones, Quentin Tarantino and Fiona Apple, Mike Myers and Deeprak Chopra, and Paul Simon and Lorne Michaels.
WEtv is your place for family entertainment and entertaining families, like the Braxtons (family values) and (Joan and Melissa) Rivers. They also have…
Bridezillas: You’re welcome.