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AMC Renews Walking Dead for 16 More

16 Episodes in store for AMC's Walking Dead Season 3.

By Jarrod Sarafin     January 16, 2012
Source: AMC


The Walking Dead
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At the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, CA, AMC announced that its renewal of "The Walking Dead" will include a 16-episode batch for season three of the critically acclaimed series.  Season two of the global hit series continues to deliver the strongest telecasts for any drama in basic cable history against Adults 18-49, as well as, top international pay-TV ratings on Fox International Channels' (FIC) major markets. "The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Glen Mazzara serves as series' showrunner and executive producer. Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Frank Darabont are executive producers with Greg Nicotero as co-executive producer.

"The Walking Dead" has received rave reviews from countless critics, both domestic and international, who heralded the series as "above all else, 'The Walking Dead' hasn't lost the most important ingredient in its strangely successful recipe: it's thrilling" (The Hollywood Reporter), "...with Dead's riveting cast of characters, the personal dynamics are almost as potent as the gory thrills" (Us Weekly), "'The Walking Dead' is a feast. Dig in." (The Guardian, UK), "It doesn't even take three minutes to realize that this series is setting standards" (Der Tagesspiegel, Germany).

"The Walking Dead" secured a 2010 Golden Globe(R) nomination for Best Television Series - Drama and won the 2011 Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup. The series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.


 

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aegrant 1/16/2012 10:05:29 AM

 more like 8 episodes then a 4 month hiatus then the final 8 episodes - I really hae they way AMC does that for their shows.

violator14 1/16/2012 10:23:14 AM

I hope Rick is able to find a new shirt this next season.

halfbloodprincess 1/16/2012 10:26:57 AM

 Duh!

jimvo99 1/16/2012 10:56:29 AM

I don't particularly like the genre but I love the series.

als72653@aol.com_home 1/16/2012 2:37:40 PM

great show,still waiting to see some celeb walkers after all they can get bit to.

jayinvincible 1/16/2012 3:03:47 PM

 Like this show but I must say I'm afraid it will go off the rails soon. I'm a huge fan of the comic and it seems like it is somewhat lost. With the exception of Darryl and Glen I'm starting to hate all the characters. Rick is so soft in this series, and the fact they killed a main character and have kept around two that should be dead is baffling to me. I know that some of the changes are because of budgetary concerns but other decisions just seem to be provide a shock factor which is sad. I wish AMC had kept Darabont and greenlit a solid budget instead of making the changes that they did. Hopefully they will realize for season 3 a hit show of this magnitude deserves a good budget.......(oh yeah and get rid of T-Dog, that character is useless. We want Tyrese!)

scytheofluna 1/16/2012 6:17:21 PM

 As soon as this show started killing off characters who should still be alive & keeping characters around who ought to be dead, that was it for me.  I love the comics & that's precisely what is keeping me from enjoying the show.

 

Seriously, everyone bitched when Zack Snyder changed the ending of Watchmen, but everyone is slurping this up despite deviating much further from the source material.  Rick doesn't act like Rick, Andrea doesn't act like Andrea, & Shane should be worm food.  (Sorry, the books have been running for 7 years, if you haven't read them by now, you aren't likely to.). Why the hell did they even call this The Walking Dead?  A simple name change & a different set of characters & maybe everyone could've enjoyed the show.  Instead most hardcore fans of the show keep waiting for it to be good.

 

Im out, I'll wait for the inevitable reboot.

dalgoda 1/16/2012 6:41:26 PM

I like the show but the comics are way better.

jayinvincible 1/16/2012 7:22:48 PM

 House Targaryen, being a fan of the comic I can agree as well. I can deal with some minor ad libs or changes in pacing (that's how tv is) but my major gripe is the same. The characters should act like themselves not be wishy washy every other week. I almost stopped watching after that "Rick finds out Lori is pregnant fiasco". What man in his right mind would beat the snot out of Shane for that one. That was a perfect opportunity to get back to continuity but no what do they do? They strap a tampon on Rick and give it a Lifetime movie ending. I'm not sure who is the lead writer but he's pissing in my Cornflakes. I'm trying to hold on and hope they get back to reality because there is such a huge up side if they ever come close to the comics again. Though I will say I liked Hershels character and how they handled Otis and Shane (even if it was telegraphed). I usually don't complain this much about shows because I know most of them are lessons in television politics, but good God it's so easy just to follow the source material. Look at Game of Thrones if you doubt it's possible, that book is near 900 pages and they just about got everything into one season.  

Muenster 1/16/2012 8:20:18 PM

Zombie apocalypse concept just does not work for me anymore, unless it's comedy based.

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