Family Friendly Version Of THE WALKING DEAD Headed To Broadcast
What do you get when you take out all the blood and guts from the hit series The Walking Dead? Well, we’re going to find out this fall as the series is headed to broadcast television. The Fox-owned MyNetworkTV has picked up the broadcast rights to re-air the massively popular zombie drama. Beginning this fall, the network will run two episodes each week from the previous three seasons of The Walking Dead. While it’s not one of the “big four”, MyNetworkTV is known for running re-runs of series like Monk, House and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Not many folks know that The Walking Dead, which is based of the comic series of the same name created by Robert Kirkman, almost landed on NBC, but the network ultimately passed on the series. It is unclear how much editing the execs at NBC would have required during the production process, but you can bet it would have been a very different series. When The Walking Dead first began airing on AMC, it carried the rating of TV-14, the rating that the re-aired version on MyNetworkTV will carry. However, last year, after numerous complaints from the Parents Television Council, the rating was bumped up to TV-MA.
It will be interesting to see how much of the graphic violence is cut out and to see how it will affect the series. Will you be tuning in to check out the re-broadcast of the series? You can catch the final few episodes of The Walking Dead season 4 every Sunday night at 7 on AMC.
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Source : EW