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Andrew Lincoln plays Rick Grimes in a scene from the season four of "The Walking Dead."
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November 24, 2014 - 4:57 AM

TORONTO - "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman is revealing a few details about the zombie drama's upcoming mid-season finale and the next looming battle.

Always careful not to give too much away, Kirkman will only say that the next two episodes are building up to a "deadly" finale, before the show goes on hiatus until February.

It's no spoiler when Kirkman says a battle is brewing with the group based at the hospital, that much is obvious. But don't expect it to play out like the last two wars Rick and the gang faced.

"This confrontation is definitely going to be substantially different from the confrontation with The Governor or Gareth," Kirkman tells the Hollywood Reporter.

"We do continue to evolve these human-to-human conflicts in very interesting ways, and this is no different. There are going to be some pretty unexpected events in our mid-season finale, which is as it should be. On a scale of one to 10, I'd say it's pretty deadly."


There's nothing worse than a disappointing series finale for one of your favourite shows. But the creators of "Parks and Recreation" are working hard not to let down their fans.

With the comedy's seventh and last season wrapping up production, executive producer Mike Schur has been studying some of the best-ever finales to help craft the right "Parks and Recreation" ending.

"We watched a lot of finales of other shows in our writers' room. We'd have lunch and watch the 'Cheers' finale, the 'Six Feet Under' finale. And we realized there's no such thing as a perfect finale, but the ones that were the most satisfying are the ones where you spent time with the characters and luxuriated with them and ones where you felt like, at the end of it, you could imagine what happens next," Schur told TVLine.

"The best finales are ones where you can imagine the characters continuing to move on with their lives. That became our goal: Let's do a nice, character-based story where, at the end of it, you're like, 'OK, I feel like everyone is safe and happy.'"


Matt LeBlanc's underrated show "Episodes" is returning for a fourth season in the new year and Showtime has released a preview clip of what's to come.

In the comedy, a British husband-and-wife team move to America to create a remake of their hit TV show, which has "Matt LeBlanc" cast as its star.

The former "Friends" star plays an alternate version of himself: a self-obsessed TV actor who has good looks and charm but isn't much of a performer.

In real life, LeBlanc has won a Golden Globe for the role and has been nominated for an Emmy three times.

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