Ominous Walking Dead Spoiler: Andrew Lincoln Warns of 'Painful' Midseason Finale

The Walking Dead‘s much-anticipated fourth season bows this Sunday (9/8c, AMC), but you should go ahead and start worrying about the episode slated to air on Dec. 1.

According to leading man Andrew Lincoln, that particular installment — the midseason finale, as it were — will be a grueling experience on par with some of the show’s most taxing hours. READ MORE

Comic-Con

The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln on the Return of 'the Old Rick' in Season 4, Romance With Michonne and 'the Most Appalling Loss'

You’d expect a guy who was sworn to secrecy to be about as chatty as a biter. But when Walking Dead leading man Andrew Lincoln was ushered into TVLine’s Comic-Con suite for a Q&A with Michael Ausiello, he turned out to be pretty darned forthcoming about Season 4 of the AMC hit (which kicks off Oct. 13). READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Emmys

Eye on Emmy: Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln Reveals How Snow Patrol Helped Him Mourn Lori, Explains Barring Sarah Wayne Callies from Set

If there were an Emmy category for rawness, Andrew Lincoln wouldn’t just be under consideration for a nomination, he’d be the frontrunner for the win. The work the actor did on AMC’s The Walking Dead this past season as grieving Sheriff Rick Grimes felt so real that, at times, it was difficult to watch. (He didn’t even watch himself!) Here, the 39-year-old Englishman opens up about how he approached his widowed character’s breakdown and whether he thinks Emmy voters will be able to overcome their genre bias to give him and his hit cable series a chance. READ MORE

Walking Dead Preview: 'Barnageddon' Aftermath Will Intensify the Fight for Leadership

AMC’s The Walking Dead resumes Season 2 this Sunday at 9/8c, with the big question being: What will be the fallout of the massacre of walkers – young Sophia and some of Hershel’s kin and friends included – that led into the winter break? TVLine invited executive producer Gale Anne Hurd to preview the “barnageddon” aftermath, address one knock against the sophomore run’s start and weigh in on a Governor casting rumor. READ THE TVLINE Q&A

Walking Dead Scoop: Whisper Mystery Solved?

In the final moments of The Walking Dead‘s first season, suicidal CDC scientist Jenner whispered something to our hero, Rick. But what?! That’s the $1 million question — and, at Friday’s PaleyFest ’11 panel honoring the AMC smash, we got exec producer Robert Kirkman to answer it! …READ MORE