Thursday, May 30, 2024

Why Is this Still on TV? “Fear the Walking Dead” Shoots a Zombie Baby and Drops Below 1 Million Viewers


Does anyone know why “Fear the Walking Dead” is still on TV?

On Sunday night, according to reports, they shot a zombie baby who’d been stuffed into a suitcase. The audience didn’t see the baby, but that was the implication, that there was a baby in the suitcase. I’m sorry I missed that.

I stopped watching “The Walking Dead,” now in its miserable final throes of life, when Negan was smashing heads with a baseball bat. I think the fun is gone from this once humorous series.

The result of this misbegotten mishegos is that “FTWD” dropped another almost 10% in the ratings to 955,000 viewers. They’ve been below 1 million before, but I don’t think they’re coming back this time. Plus, at 9pm former “Walking Dead” fans can turn to HBO and see “Succession,” which is far more psychologically frightening with no physical violence.

Watch the clip only if you want to be totally repulsed:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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