AMC Renews ‘The Walking Dead’ for a Fifth Season

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Television’s highest rated show, The Walking Dead will return for another season.

In somewhat not surprising news, AMC has decided to renew The Walking Dead, the TV’s top scripted series will return in 2014 for a fifth season.

After only four episodes into the fourth season, AMC noted the current show runner Scott M. Gimple will return as the series show runner next season.

Gimple, who has been with the series since season one, will be the series third show runner following Frank Darabont and Glen Mazzara.

“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,” AMC president Charlie Collier said Tuesday. “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 nonsports 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.”

This season there will be sixteen episodes with a midseason break after the eighth episode, but there has yet to be an announcement as to how many episodes season five will have.

The Walking Dead is the telvision’s top performer for adults 18 to 49 for over a year and the series continues to break records every season. The recent season four premiere brought in nearly 16.1 million viewers and three days of DVR use made the season premier the biggest nonsports broadcast in cable history with 20.2 million viewers. 

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Interesting enough, The Walking Dead  brought more viewers than FOX’s World Series in the 18 to 49 demographic. But, it is not too surprising to see the series renewal. AMC’s Breaking Bad  recently wrapped their series finale episode earlier this year and the hit television series, Mad Men is expected to end in 2015. So, it is expected for AMC network to continue to keep the zombie train rolling with another season.

We will keep you updated on all the opportunities and news for The Walking Dead as soon as it becomes available.