The Walking Dead renewed for seventh season on AMC

Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead - AMC
Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead - AMC /

Today, it was announced that The Walking Dead was renewed for a seventh season on AMC.  In addition, the popular after show Talking Dead also got the green light for their sixth season.

Currently, the hit zombie survival drama is in the early stages of season 6, but there was little doubt that the program would return for a seventh season.  Although ratings numbers are slightly down from last year, The Walking Dead is a television juggernaut that commands a huge audience every Sunday.

Chris Hardwick, Talking Dead - AMC
Chris Hardwick, Talking Dead – AMC /

Meanwhile, Talking Dead got renewed for their sixth season at the same time.  This ensures that the Chris Hardwick led discussion show will continue to air following The Walking Dead for another season.  The show often features the cast and crew of The Walking Dead as well as other celebrities to talk about that week’s episode.

Recently, AMC president Charlie Collier released a statement about the renewal.  Here is that statement according to

"“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’. 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.”"

It will be exciting to see what another season of The Walking Dead and Talking Dead will bring to viewers and AMC.  Hopefully, that Magic 8-Ball will make the same decision when it comes to deciding on an eighth season of everyone’s favorite AMC zombie show when the time comes.

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