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AMC orders up 16 more episodes of The Walking Dead

01.16.2012

The third season of "The Walking Dead" is a go, says AMC. They've just ordered more 16 episodes of the show, three more than the channel usually orders for all of its series ("Mad Men", "Breaking Bad", etc.)

Season 2 of the critically acclaimed 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 the 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® nomination for Best Television Series - Drama and won the 2011 Emmy® 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.

Really glad they got acclaim for the prosthetic makeup, because the effects are definitely a highlight for the show, and put most films to shame. Good ol' KNB's still got it!

This comes on top of recent news that "Mad Men" season five will debut with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, March 25th. "The Killing" will also be getting a two-hour premiere on April 1st.

As for people waiting to see what happens in the second part of the second season of "The Walking Dead", the series will return for its six more episodes starting February 12th.

Source: AMC

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