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09.16.134:28 PM ET

AMC Developing ‘Walking Dead’ Spin-Off, ‘SNL’ Sets New Cast

And Katy Perry slammed by PETA.

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AMC developing Walking Dead spin-off. It will explore a "new corner" of the zombie apocalypse—because coming up with a new idea is hard and television desperately needs another spin-off. TVLine.

SNL hires new cast members. Executive Producer Lorne Michaels revealed that there will be six new cast members this season and sophomore cast member Cecily Strong will co-anchor "Weekend Update" with Seth Meyers. New York Times.

Katy Perry slammed by PETA. The group is roaring about her use of animals in her "Roar" music video. In its letter to Perry, PETA suggested that next time Perry should use computer-generated animals en lieu of real ones. E! Online

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth end engagement. ...And no one is surprised. People

Arrow casts Glee villain as The Flash. Grant Gustin will appear in three episodes of Arrow's second season, one of which will be a backdoor pilot for a potential Flash spin-off series. TVLine

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