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The Walking Dead Already Renewed for a Fifth Season

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 1:13 pm by Amanda Andonian

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More The Walking Dead related news! AMC announced today that they’re going ahead and renewing our favorite zombie show for a fifth season. Not that the show’s future was in any doubt, or anything. The season four premiere set some insane records for the network, pulling in over 20 million viewers. According to AMC, that’s the largest viewership of any non-sports cable broadcast.

Charlie Collier, the president of AMC, said, “We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season. This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.”

Scott Gimple will (supposedly) return as showrunner for the fifth season, but given TWD‘s history with showrunners, you never know!

At the very end of their announcement, AMC also teased the upcoming spin-off of The Walking Dead, which will feature all new characters and storylines based in the same universe. Nothing new there, though.

Check out more of The Walking Dead news here.

You can follow Amanda on Twitter at @reiko516.

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