Daryl Dixon — The Book of Carol’

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AMC Networks has released a sneak peek for Season 2 of “The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon,” this time subtitled “The Book of Carol.” Normal Reedus is reunited with “The Walking Dead” co-star Melissa McBride in the new season, which is set to premiere this summer on AMC and AMC+.

Reedus and McBride reprise their roles as Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier in the series. The official Season 2 description reveals that “they both confront old demons while she fights to find her friend and he struggles with his decision to stay in France, causing tension at the Nest.”

The rest of the cast includes Clémence Poésy, Louis Puech Scigliuzzi, Laika Blanc Francard, Anne Charrier, Romain Levi and Eriq Ebouaney. Showrunner David Zabel executive produces in addition to Scott M. Gimple, Reedus, McBride, Greg Nicotero, Angela Kang, Brian Bockrath, Daniel Percival, Jason Richman and Steve Squillante.

Watch the sneak peek below.

In other TV roundup news:

PROGRAMMING

Jenifer Lewis will guest star on the CBS series “So Help Me Todd!” in an episode premiering Thursday, April 11 at 9 p.m. ET. The episode, “End On a High Note,” will also be available to stream on Paramount+.

Lewis is featured as a character named Jacqueline. An official description of the episode reads, “Margaret and Todd work together to defend international opera star, supreme diva and Lyle’s mother, Jacqueline.”

“So Help Me Todd” stars Marcia Gay Harden as Margaret, a lawyer who hires her former private detective son Todd (Skylar Astin) to serve as an in-house investigator at her firm. The series debuted in 2022 and is now in its second season.

EXECUTIVE NEWS

The Television Publicity Executives Committee, a non-profit organization that fosters collaboration among senior communications professionals across the television industry, announced its leadership team for the year.

Irina Bobker (Freeform), Brian Eley (Crunchyroll) and Alice Rao (Hallmark Media) join the executive committee. TPEC chair Wendy Zocks, Todd Beck, Joe Schlosser, Eileen Quast and former co-chair Dustin Smith remain on the executive committee and oversee this year’s TPEC Awards in May.

The team guides the organization by encouraging working relationships between entertainment publicists and the media. TPEC will continue to host virtual panels and networking and professional development opportunities.

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Fox Television Stations has hired John Brauer as its senior vice president of insights and media measurement. In his new role, Brauer will manage media analytics, insights and audience measurements across all sectors of Fox Television Stations with the goal of boosting advertisement sales.

“John is a veteran of multi-platform data analytics with a commitment to utilizing the most advanced technologies to inform critical business decisions,” said Patrick Paolini, executive vice president of advertisement sales for Fox TV Stations. “With his innovative approach, FTS will shape the future of television measurement and deliver greater return on investments and an unparalleled value to our advertisers and viewers.”

EVENTS

Ahead of the April 14 premiere of the HBO limited series “The Sympathizer,” Max is partnering with 626 Night Market for a two-day pop-up experience in Santa Monica.

From 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday April 14, “guests can immerse themselves in the vibrant world of Vietnamese cuisine, art and performance.” The experience is free and open to the public, featuring Vietnamese DJs Demonslayer and Annalog in addition to a special performance by Vietnamese artist Dolly Ave from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 13.

Vietnamese food vendors will include All Dat Dumpling, All Dat Noodle, Café 949, Ridges Churro Bar and The Ugly Bao. The night market will also feature merchandise from Steve Minty, HBO x “The Sympathizer” branded elements and photo moments.

“The Sympathizer” is described as “an espionage thriller and cross-culture satire about the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the final days of the Vietnam War and his new life as a refugee in Los Angeles, where he learns that his spying days aren’t over.” The show is adapted from Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

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Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, will be the 2024 commencement speaker at her alma mater, Dillard University. She will deliver the keynote address on Saturday, May 11.

“My journey has been profoundly shaped by my Dillard education and the extraordinary DU community that I’m so proud to be a part of,” said Davis. “It’s a deep privilege to join the Class of 2024 for this milestone occasion and I extend my heartfelt appreciation to President Ford and everyone at Dillard for this incredible opportunity.”

Davis has served as president of Disney Branded Television since 2021; she previously served as executive vice president of talent and casting at ABC Entertainment and Disney+. She earned her bachelors degree in communications from Dillard.

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