AMC Renews THE WALKING DEAD for a Third Season

In what is sure to be a boon for the fake blood industry — or at the very least, the best thing to happen to the industry since the renaissance of the vampire genre — AMC announced today the renewal of THE WALKING DEAD for a third season.

“Today we are pleased to announce that the ‘dead’ shall live as we proudly renew THE WALKING DEAD for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels,” said Charlie Collier, AMC’s President. “We are thankful for everyone’s contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make THE WALKING DEAD a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world.”

Indeed, the renewal comes a little surprise considering season two continues to deliver the strongest telecasts for any drama in basic cable history against Adults 18-49 shattering a basic cable record set nearly 10 years ago for a single drama telecast (THE DEAD ZONE).

THE WALKING DEAD airs Sundays at 10PM on AMC and stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun and Chandler Riggs. Catch up on past episodes you may have missed for free online at

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