In the least surprising news of the day/month/year, AMC has renewed "The Walking Dead" for a fifth season. This comes on the heels as the series continues to put up insane numbers, even rivaling Sunday Night Football for top program in the land (a feat once thought impossible).
Current showrunner Scott Gimple will remain on board in that position, although with this show's history of losing men in that position, we'll just have to keep an eye on that situation.
“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,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “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 non-sports 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.”
"The Walking Dead's" season four premiere was watched by a monumental 16.1 million people, with 10.4 million among the key 18-49 demo.
The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan