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THE WALKING DEAD RATINGS PLUMMET: As Andrew Lincoln’s exit from The Walking Dead approaches, viewers seem less invested in the AMC show. Overall viewership was up 2% to 5 million on October 21, but the live + same day results among adults 18-49 were a declining 1.94, Deadline reports. The 18-49 result also saw a fall of 50% from what the Greg Nicotero-helmed third episode of Season 8 garnered back on November 5, 2017. Lincoln will be officially out of the AMC series as of November 4th. Are you still watching?

ELLEN POMPEO ON GREY’S IMPACT: Ellen Pompeo appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, and she said that despite ABC not officially ordering a Season 16, "there's just no end in sight," and that the show’s popularity may carry it well into the future. "Everywhere I go, whether it's Italy, whether it's France, London, Kansas," she said, "the people that come up to me with tears in their eyes and tell me how meaningful the show is to them…" Are you still tuning in?

EMMA THOMPSON TO STAR IN HOW TO BUILD A GIRL: The big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s best-selling book How To Build a Girl has added Academy-Award winner Emma Thompson and Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter. How to Build a Girl is a comedic coming-of-age story set in 1993. Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) is in the lead, with Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Paddy Considine (The Death of Stalin) and Sarah Solemani (Bridget Jones' Baby) are also starring.

CHARLIE’S ANGELS NABS WONDER WOMAN 1984’s FORMER RELEASE DATE: Warner Bros. and DC are moving Wonder Woman 1984’s release back by seven months, and Sony is snatching up the November 1st 2019 release date with Elizabeth Banks-helmed Charlie’s Angels film. Charlie’s stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. Patty JenkinsWonder Woman 1984 will now be released on June 5, 2020.

MOVIEPASS GETTING SPUN OFF: Helios and Matheson Analytics are spinning off the financially troubled fixed-price movie subscription service MoviePass into a separate company. It will be publicly traded. "For many years, HMNY has been focused on data analytics, and in that capacity we own assets like Zone Technologies which provides a safety and navigation app for iOS and Android users and a global security concierge service," explained Ted Farnsworth, chairman and CEO of HMNY. "Since we acquired control of MoviePass in December 2017, HMNY largely has become synonymous with MoviePass in the public’s eye, leading us to believe that our shareholders and the market perception of HMNY might benefit from separating our movie-related assets from the rest of our company."