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New ‘Walking Dead’ Lawsuit Complicates AMC’s Exec Search

Insiders note that the new lawsuit from the show's producers — which may see AMC on the hook for an estimated $1 billion in potential damages — may be partially to blame for the delay in landing a top executive.
Courtesy of AMC Season seven of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’

The latest Walking Dead profit participation lawsuit couldn’t have come at a worse time for AMC. The cable network home to the biggest drama on television may be facing hurdles finding a new head of programming to replace Joel Stillerman, who departed in May to become chief content officer at Hulu.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that top candidates for the post Matt Cherniss (formerly of WGN America) and Katherine Pope (of Studio 8) have both passed on the position. Insiders note that the new lawsuit — which may see AMC on the hook for an…

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