The show must go on. AMC announced this week that its hit zombie series, The Walking Dead, will return for a seventh season… along with its post-show chat series, Talking Dead.
The show aired one of its most-talked about episodes this season on Sunday (Oct. 25), garnering 18.2 million viewers.
“Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of The Walking Dead and Talking Dead,’ ” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement. “All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”
The Walking Dead also spawned its own hit spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, which set a cable record for the highest rated first season ever. It was renewed for a second season, which will air next year.