Violence on TV
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Violent TV shows

Violence on TV
Some of the most popular series on TV right now are also among the most violent, including AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” Showtime’s “Dexter,” CBS’ “Criminal Minds” and Fox’s “The Following.”  (Edel Rodriguez / For The Times)
‘The Walking Dead’ (AMC)
Glenn (Steven Yeun), left, and Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) in “The Walking Dead.” (Gene Page / AMC)
‘Breaking Bad’ (AMC)
Mike (Jonathan Banks), left, and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in “Breaking Bad.” (Ursula Coyote / AMC)
‘Game of Thrones’ (HBO)
Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is attacked during the Battle of Blackwater Bay in “Game of Thrones.” (Helen Sloan / HBO)
‘Dexter’ (Showtime)
Michael C. Hall, rear, as Dexter Morgan in “Dexter.” (Randy Tepper / Showtime)
‘Sons of Anarchy’ (FX)
The biker gang drama “Sons of Anarchy.” (Prashant Gupta / AP / FX)
‘Criminal Minds’ (CBS)
Jennifer Jareau (AJ Cook) in “Criminal Minds.” (Cliff Lipson / CBS)
‘Scandal’ (ABC)
Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Quinn (Katie Lowes) in “Scandal.” (Danny Feld / ABC)
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon, center) and the NCIS team investigate a crash on “NCIS.” (Cliff Lipson / CBS)
D.B. Russell (played by Ted Danson) and Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” (Sonja Flemming / CBS)
‘The Vampire Diaries’ (CW)

Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) tends to the wound of her vampire boyfiend, Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), in “The Vampire Diaries.”

 (Annette Brown / The CW)
‘The Following’ (FOX)
Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) gets too close to his ex-wife, Claire Matthews (Natalie Zea), in “The Following.” (David Giesbrecht / FOX)
‘Walker, Texas Ranger’
Judson Mills, left, Chuck Norris, center, and Clarence Gilyard in “Walker, Texas Ranger.” (Tony Esparza / CBS)
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