AMC Renews The Walking Dead For Season 3

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AMC has renewed zombie phenom The Walking Dead for a third season.

An exact episode number is TBD, but we’re told the season will be at least 13 episodes long.

“Today we are pleased to announce that the ‘dead’ shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season,” 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.”

Despite behind-the-scenes tensions that culminated with the ouster of showrunner Frank Darabont, Dead kicked off its second season with monster ratings. The Oct. 16 opener drew 7.3 million total viewers — a 38 percent surge over the show’s Season 1 average. Even more impressive, nearly 5 million of those viewers fell into the coveted 18-49 crowd — a basic cable record.



Comments (17)

  • Any news on numbers of eps?

    Comment by Matt – October 25, 2011 11:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i think they made a deal with the series order that season 2 on would be at least 13 episodes

      not sure about that though

      Comment by Lee – October 25, 2011 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!!!!!! So happy :))

    I would think it would be 13 episodes, at least I am hoping so :-/

    Comment by Ed – October 25, 2011 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • it doesnt literally mean season 2 will have 13 episodes in it this is including season 1 which had 6 episodes so in reality season 2 will have about 7 episodes

      Comment by josh – November 6, 2011 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! Just hope it doesn’t take ages for it to air.

    Comment by Fran – October 25, 2011 11:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the walking dead and hope it continues for a long time to come. Great show :-)

    Comment by Andrea orton – October 25, 2011 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fantastic news! I’d love to see them do at least 18 episodes, airing the first 9 in the fall and the other 9 in the spring.

    Comment by Realist – October 25, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Airing them consecutively, like tv networks used to do, might be nice, instead of splitting the seasons. Ok, they can have the week of Christmas and New Year’s off.

      Comment by Ssnetblaze – October 25, 2011 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to learn this. AMC got smart, picking it up. Must be due to eating all the brains! ;-)

    Comment by Scott – October 25, 2011 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so glad to hear that we are almost guaranteed to see the prison, Woodbury, Michonne, and of course THE GOVERNOR. now if only they’ll hurry up and introduce Tyrese I’d be happy

    Comment by jen – October 25, 2011 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And his wierd daughter and her boyfriend. T-Bone just isn’t quite cutting it. He’s probably the one character I just go “meh – if he dies, he dies” to. The others – you either like, love or find then annoying or want to see them evolve to more like the comic.

      Comment by Sue – October 25, 2011 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • BRRAAAIINNSSS!

    I was horrified to learn that walkers can climb trees!

    Comment by Pam – October 25, 2011 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! Now its time for MTV to renew Death Valley, hehe :)

    Comment by Olivia – October 25, 2011 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news! I am so happy AMC went ahead with it, after the records they broke on the opening of season 2 it’s no wonder this has been confirmed so quick!

    Join the Facebook fan page ‘I Love The Walking Dead’ at http://www.facebook.com/ILoveTheWalkingDead

    Got a lot of hardcore fans on there now!

    Comment by Iain Geddes – October 25, 2011 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fantastic news! I love this series.

    Comment by Justin – October 25, 2011 02:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG that great i LOVE this show sooo realalistic more i want more ZOMBIES !!!!!!!

    Comment by james osterloh – December 7, 2011 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • when is it coming out??????????? you never know i may die tomorrow,,
    i don’t wanna miss it!!!!

    Comment by yagga – December 20, 2011 09:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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