Serial Bites: THE WALKING DEAD, VAMPIRE DIARIES, REVOLUTION, FALLING SKIES (More!)

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Today’s bite-sized serial menu serves news and tidbits from the worlds of The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Revolution, Doctor Who, Falling Skies, Political Animals and Red Widow.

As previously seen, the second season of The Walking Dead was initially planned to start on a very different footing. A new deleted scene from The Complete Second Season on DVD and Blu-ray offers another look at where the season would have picked up, this time with the human threat much more prominent. Watch below (HT: ):

  • The Vampire Diaries Season 3 Gag Reel has arrived online. Check it out below (HT: SuperSasi123):

  • Revolution will be televised in a city near you, we hope. The peacock has announced the 10 cities that have ‘won’ advanced screens of the upcoming JJ. Abrams/Eric Kripke series, they are: New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston. Per TV Guide, The New York screening will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4, on a Hudson River pier, with the other cities’ screenings will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6.
  • Doctor Who executive producer/head writer Steven Moffat has admitted to changing the final moments of Amy and Rory Ponds’ Who arc. The duo will depart the sci-fi series this year. He told Digital Spy:

“I completely changed the ending as I was writing it, thinking ‘No, I’ve got it wrong… I’m on the wrong emphasis’ – but it’s a good one and it’s properly emotional,”

“All season long, Ben’s been walking a tightrope between alien and human. The conflict with this character has been which way is he going to fall and there has been forces pulling him in different directions,” he said. “In the finale, you finally figure out which side he’s fallen on. The angst and conflict that has driven him has taken another large step. It’s a nice midpoint in Ben’s storyline.”

  • James Wolk spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the future of USA miniseries Political Animals, noting that while “there are so many places that all these people still have to go,” the finale offers a certain degree of closure:

“As the audience will find, the six episodes will wrap up in a way that I think everyone, in one respect, will feel very fulfilled. And in another respect, perhaps wanting more”.

  • ER‘s Goran Visnjic has been cast in ABC’s midseason mob drama Red Widow, Deadline reports. He’ll play Schiller, the mafia mob boss.

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