Zombie movies date back to 1932's White Zombie, though zombies as we know them officially came to life with George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead in 1968. The subgenre managed to stay interesting up through the 80s with the Return of the Living Dead franchise, but sort of died off in the 90s. Luckily for us, film makers once again raised the dead when the newmillennium rolled around, and with release after release, it is safe to say that zombies are here to stay.
Check out our top five zombie movies and TV shows of the decade, chosen for their ability to deliver brains, blood, and yes ... a decent plot.
How Matthew Bomer will look like on "Glee" has been shared in a photo. Making its way out via TVLine, the image features the "Magic Mike" hunk as Cooper Anderson, the older brother of Darren Criss' Blaine Anderson who also appears in the picture.
Bomer will make his debut as Blaine's sibling in a April 10 episode which is aptly titled "Big Brother". During his guest stint, the Neal Caffrey of "White Collar" and the Blaine depicter will perform a mash-up of classics from 1980s group Duran Duran.
The episode will also mark the return of "Glee" after taking a hiatus since late February. The latest episode left a cliffhanger with Quinn having a car crash while on her way to Rachel and Finn's wedding.
On Monday's episode of "The Voice," Christina Aguilera turned country duo THE LiNE against M.C. Moses Stone with the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." It seems an odd choice of song -- and pairing -- given that it's way out of both their comfort zones, but the artists persevere.
Moses decides to actually sing, which seems out of place given that he's a rapper. Lionel Richie tells him he's got "the voice," though, so he may be in better standing than we thought. Jewel mentors THE LiNE, and tells them to be less wedding band like and to focus on their breakup to add some angst to their performance.
Ultimately, the performance is incredibly mismatched and uneven. The arrangement of the song lends itself to Moses far more, particularly given that he has the opportunity to do a little rapping. Cee-Lo says he has "charisma and swagger," and chooses Moses, but Adam and Blake prefer THE LiNE.
Regular viewers of "Castle" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on ABC) will remember Richard Castle pouring out his true feelings to Kate Beckett in the Season 3 finale.
At the time she was unconscious after being shot, and he didn't know if she'd pull through.
On Monday night's episode Martha was the voice of reason. She told Castle to go for it and just tell Beckett that he loves her.
The good news for Mad Men's Megan, played by Jessica Pare, is that the onetime Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce secretary is now Don's wife. The bad news for Megan… is that she is now Don's wife, meaning she is wed to a man who sometimes has trouble knowing exactly what (or who) it is that he wants.
And if the Season 5 opener was any indication, Mr. and Mrs. Draper's newlywed phase is not without its hiccups. So what sort of obstacles will be thrown their way that might not be able to be solved with angry floor sex?
"Is there really any problem that can't be solved that way?" Pare said with a laugh when presented with just that question.
"Two and a Half Men" will bring back Charlie Harper with a twist. The ghost of Charlie Sheen's character will appear in an upcoming April 30 episode in the form of a woman, "Harry's Law" star Kathy Bates, to visit Jon Cryer's Alan Harper in a hospital after he suffers from a minor heart attack.
Charlie was killed off in early season 9 of "Men" following Sheen's firing. Ashton Kutcher has since been brought in as the new lead actor, playing internet billionaire Walden Schmidt who lives in Charlie's house.
When Walden wanted to redecorate the beach house in a November outing, Alan started griefing again and completely lost it that he considered himself his brother Charlie. This led to him being institutionalized.
"The Walking Dead" continues breaking its own record. The show's season 2 finale lured in 9 million total viewers with 6 million of them among adults 18 to 49, topping its record-breaking midseason premiere in February.
When returning from a hiatus earlier this year, the show drew big ratings with 8.1 million total viewers and 5.4 million in 18-49. Prior to that, the season 2 premiere posted a record-breaking episode with 7.3 million total audience and 4.8 million in the 18-49 demo.
Commenting on the show's performance, comic creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman gushed, "They're pretty insane! People obviously really enjoy the show. This is definitely a labor of love from everybody. It's a passion project, and it seems to show through in the work and that's trickling down to the viewers and making it a popular thing."
Putting together the very last scenes of the season, Shenae Grimes was all smiles as she hit the set of "90210" in Los Angeles, CA on Monday (March 19).
The 22-year-old Annie Wilson actress showed off a little leg with an interesting cut of her full length skirt while toting a coffee in one hand and a Allure Magazine and her script in the other.
Meanwhile, coming up tomorrow night (March 20) the whole "90210" gang returns with a new episode titled "The Heart Will Go On."
Michelle Obama sits down for her first Late Show With David Letterman appearance on Monday (March 19) in NYC.
During her interview, the 48-year-old First Lady chatted about President Obama, her Joining Forces initiative, and her late father, who had multiple sclerosis.
"I never knew him to be able to walk, but my dad worked so hard and he loved us so much, and I think from him I learned just absolute, complete unconditional love, the notion that kids really don't need anything but to know that their parents adore them," Michelle shared.
It's been one of MTV's hottest shows in recent memory, and "Jersey Shore" is officially returning for a sixth season.
According to an announcement earlier today (March 19) the whole cast has signed on for an additional season, including pregnant Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.
Seaside Heights, New Jersey will be rocking again this summer as production on the new shows is said to begin in the coming months.
The Paley Center closed out its 29th annual PaleyFest on Wednesday night with the cast of Modern Family reflecting on guest director Bryan Cranston, father figure Phil and the future of the ABC comedy possibly resting in the hands of its young stars.
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She didn't get the final rose from Ben Flajnik on Monday night's The Bachelor, but Lindzi Cox has nothing bad to say about the man who told her he was "in love with someone else."
"I wish them nothing but the best," she said on Tuesday's Good Morning America, about Flajnik and the woman he proposed to, Ford model Courtney Robertson.
Although Cox, 27, says she doesn't know if they'll make it as a couple, during the reveal that Flajnik and Robertson were essentially broken up while the show aired, Cox says she's "in a good place" now.
CBS has been preparing for 2012-2013 season by renewing 15 series. The network announced that it has ordered a new season for 9 dramas, which are "The Good Wife", "The Mentalist", "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service", "NCIS: Los Angeles", "Hawaii Five-0", "Blue Bloods", "Criminal Minds", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as well as rookie "Person of Interest".
Two comedies included in the pick-up list are "Mike & Molly" and freshman "2 Broke Girls". Also getting a renewal are reality series "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss", as well as news magazines "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours Mystery".
As for "Two and a Half Men", the network said it is currently in "preliminary discussion" regarding the future of the Ashton Kutcher-starring sitcom. Other shows which still have not secured a new season order include "CSI: Miami", "CSI: NY" as well as rookies "A Gifted Man" and "Unforgettable".
With new episodes less than two weeks away, the stars of AMC's hit series "Mad Men" joined together for the show's Season 5 premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (March 14).
The red carpet affair saw Jon Hamm work the press area while joined by wife Jennifer Westfeldt as fellow cast member January Jones dazzled attendees on-hand at the Arclight Cinerama Dome venue.
Also on-hand for the glitzy premiere were co-stars John M. Slattery, Jr, Alison Brie, Jared Harris, Vincent Kartheiser, Rich Sommer, Jessica Pare, Kiernan Shipka as well as producer Matthew Weiner.
Lindsay Lohan will be making a high-profile appearance on Saturday, March 3, and this one isn't court-ordered.
"SNL! I love NBC !!!!!!!!!!!!!" the 25-year-old Lohan tweeted after the NBC's "Saturday Night Live" revealed in an on-air promo and Twitter posting that she would host its March 3 episode.
"That's right: March 3rd, lindsaylohan with musical guest Jack White!! See you then! SNL March3rd," the show tweeted.
"Smash" takes a detour from the lights of Broadway on Monday (Feb. 20) as it follows Karen (Katharine McPhee) home to Iowa.
After not getting the part of Marilyn Monroe, Karen feels a little bit adrift -- even as she's offered a spot in the show's ensemble -- and a trip home for a friend's baby shower doesn't really help much with her resolve.
But she does still know how to cut loose. At a bar with her friends, she rips out a cover of Gretchen Wilson's "Redneck Woman" -- you can watch it at the top of the post.
Tonight's episode of the Walking Dead had something for everyone — well, everyone who likes shootouts, facial woundings, and grotesquely impaled limbs. Yes, season two of AMC's hugely successful zombie show finally put the mayhem pedal to the metal as Rick, Hershel, and Glenn blasted their way out of the bar and Lori put the skewered zombie head into driver's ed. Below, Walking Dead comics scribe and TV show executive producer Robert Kirkman talks about the episode, the show's record ratings, and the disgusting politeness of Andrew Lincoln.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: No one could say that this episode was not action-packed.
ROBERT KIRKMAN: That's true. I mean, look, there's all that tension in the bar with those people outside and we barely even see them. It was a really cool move on [the part of showrunner] Glen Mazzera working with David Leslie Johnson on this script. They're this strange outside threat and I think it makes them more scary because everything is played inside and it's all done off the looks of Scott Wilson and Steven Yeun and Andrew Lincoln. I think the performances in that scene are tremendous.
He survived the wrath of Peter Florrick and the State's Attorney office, but Will Gardner (Josh Charles) was no match for the Illinois State Bar Association on Sunday's episode of The Good Wife. Faced with the possibility of losing his law license forever, Will took responsibility for that $45,000 loan and agreed to a six-month suspension. So what's next? How will his time away from the law change Will? How will Lockhart Gardner Lockhart and Associates, and Alicia (Julianna Margulies), change without him? TVGuide.com spoke with show bosses Robert and Michelle King to get our burning questions answered.
How long has this been in the works?
Robert King: We started this year thinking the theme would be about risk. It really turned fairly quickly into being about consequences. Our people have a lot of close scrapes and get off. This one felt like it should come down like a lot of bricks on Will's head. And we didn't want to just disbar him completely.
Jessica Simpson has a special treat for one lucky Biggest Loser contestant who's been working hard at weight loss: a shopping spree with her!
The expectant mom will drop by the NBC show on March 13 to reward a Biggest Loser challenge winner with a visit to her personal showroom. According to NBC, the winner will also be allowed to bring a fellow contestant to pick out anything from Simpson's clothing, handbag and skincare lines.
"I was so happy when I was asked to help style two contestants from The Biggest Loser," Simpson tells PEOPLE. "I am truly inspired by how hard these contestants worked to accomplish their goals for a healthy lifestyle."
Jon Hamm attends a photo call in support of the fifth season of Mad Men on Wednesday (February 15) at the Curzon Mayfair in London, England.
The 40-year-old actor was joined by radio presenter Jo Whiley at the photo call.
Over the weekend, Jon and his co-star, Christina Hendricks, hit the red carpet at the Orange British Academy Film Awards – better known as the BAFTAs – where they both presented awards!