LOS ANGELES — AMC has renewed zombie drama “The Walking Dead” for a third season, the network announced Tuesday.
in its second season, the series has brought in impressive ratings in
the coveted 18 to 49 demographic. This season’s 90-minute premiere,
which aired Oct. 16, drew 7.3 million total viewers — with 4.8 million
in the 18 to 49 demo.
In addition to the ratings
success, the renewal is more good news for the show considering how the
recent exit of series creator and executive producer Frank Darabont
called to question how the show would perform under the leadership of
The series follows a group of
survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, after a zombie apocalypse
as they search for security.
The 13-episode second season will take a break over the holidays, with the remaining six episodes returning in February.
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