“The Walking Dead” is one of AMC’s most popular shows, but unfortunately the series aired its Season 5 midseason finale Nov. 30. The episode was a doozy that left a major character dead and the future of Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) group unknown. The series, based on Robert Kirkman’s graphic novels, will be on hiatus until February 2015, but we’ve compiled a list of other TV shows and movies to help the next few Sundays fly by.
If you tune to AMC on Sunday at 9 p.m. EST looking for “The Walking Dead,” you will surely be disappointed. The network will not be replaying old episodes, but instead movies. The 1996 live action version of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” will air at 9 p.m. EST Sunday and the 1992 flick “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” will begin at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 14.
Those looking to catch up on old episodes of “The Walking Dead” can check out AMC on Tuesday, Dec. 30 and Wednesday, Dec. 31 when the network airs a marathon of the first three seasons.
2. “Eaten Alive”
Humans get eaten all the time on “The Walking Dead.” While the zombies might be taking a break, those looking to continue the dinner trend can watch Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” special. The two-hour event, premiering Sunday at 9 p.m. EST will find author, naturalist and herpetologist Paul Rosalie getting eaten alive by an anaconda.
“She got me right in the face,” Rosalie said in a press release for Discovery. “The last thing I saw was her mouth wide open before everything went black. As this happened, she wrapped around me and took me off my feet. I felt the suit cracking. It felt as if my arms were ripping out of their sockets.”
3. “The Red Tent”
Get sucked into a new world during Lifetime’s two-night miniseries, “The Red Tent.” It may not be an apocalyptic world, but it still deals with “devastating loss.” The miniseries is about Dinah the daughter of Leah and Jacob of the Old Testament, and Jacob’s four wives. “Walking Dead” fans can pretend that Jacob is a preview of Negan, a villain from Kirman’s comic books who also has multiple wives. Part 1 of 2 premieres on Lifetime at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday.
4. "The Librarians"
Jump into a whole new show while “The Walking Dead” take a break. TNT will premiere their new 10-episode series, “The Librarians,” at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday. Based on “The Librarian” movies, the show follows a group of librarians who must solve mysteries and battle supernatural threats.
5. More Andrew Lincoln
Rick Grimes withdrawal is tough. To get your fill of actor Andrew Lincoln you can listen to his soothing voice narrate PBS’ documentary “How Sherlock Changed the World. The two-part TV movie is available on Netflix.
6. More Norman Reedus
For some, Daryl Dixon withdrawal is worse. Fortunately Netflix and Hulu both have flicks available for Norman Reedus fans. Reedus films on Hulu include “Tough Luck,” “Dark Harbor,” Hello Herman” and “Moscow Chill.” The actor’s movies on Netflix include “Stretch,” “Mimic,” “Deuces Wild” and “Let The Devil Wear Black.”
7. Zombie Inspiration
See the evolution of zombies in George A. Romero’s 1985 “Day of the Dead.” As a bonus, Greg Nicotero, “Walking Dead” executive producer and special effects makeup supervisor, played the character Johnson in the movie. The film is available to watch on Netflix.
What will you be watching until “The Walking Dead” Season 5 returns in February 2015? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.