TV briefs: 'Halt & Catch Fire,' 'Kandi's Wedding' ratings, 'The Walking Dead' '80s-style theme song, Anna Lynne McCord

AMC's 'Halt & Catch Fire," shot in Atlanta but set in Texas in 1983, opened Sunday night with a soft 1.2 million viewers, 900,000 fewer than the most recent AMC series "Turn."

But the pilot was available online for two weeks before its TV debut so it's hard to say if that opening means much. What is more important is the next couple of weeks. And AMC is surely hoping for some big DVR pick up as well.

Meanwhile, Bravo is likely to be thrilled that Atlanta-based "Kandi's Wedding" opened at a solid 2.4 million viewers, far better than the openings for either NeNe Leakes or Kim Zolciak wedding-related spin-off shows. In comparison, "I Dream of NeNe" opened at 1.6 million last year while "Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding" drew 1.4 million in its opening frame in 2012.

"Kandi's" viewership number isn't as high as a regular "Real Housewives of Atlanta" episode but nobody expected it to bring in 3.8 million viewers, the average for season six, the show's strongest to date.


Syfy's new weekly show "The Will Wheaton Project" did this amusing 1980s-style theme song and opener for 'The Walking Dead." It's in "Full House" effect - so to speak:


Atlanta native Anna Lynne McCord recounts a sexual assault when she was 18 in the latest issue of Cosmo. CREDIT: Getty Images

Atlantan native Anna Lynne McCord ("90210") told Cosmo she was raped at age 18.

"One night, a guy friend called. He said he needed a good night's sleep for a meeting, as he'd been crashing on someone's couch. I had known him for some time, so I said to come over and I set him up with a clean towel. We sat on the bed and talked for a while, then I fell asleep. When I woke up, he was inside me," the 26-year-old Dallas and 90201 star tells the July issue of Cosmopolitan -- on newsstands June 3rd -- about how the incident began when she was 18 years old.

She went through some major mental pain after that and when she saw him again, he denied that he did anything wrong. You can read more here.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.