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AMC renews The Walking Dead for a third season

10.25.2011

With "The Walking Dead" continiously pulling in greater numbers than AMC has ever seen, it's no surprise that they've just announced plans to keep those dead moving.

"Today we are pleased to announce that the ‘dead’ shall live as we proudly renew ‘The Walking Dead’ for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels," said Charlie Collier, AMC’s President. “We are thankful for everyone’s contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make ‘The Walking Dead’ a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world.”

Thankful to everyone but Frank Darabont, it seems. But hey, maybe the show will finally get the budget it deserves now!

These aren't just the greatest viewership records that AMC has ever seen, it's bigger than that. The show has absolutely shattered a long-standing record for adult viewers ages 18-49 on basic cable that "The Dead Zone" set nearly a decade ago. You had to know that something big was coming when last season's finale of "The Walking Dead" drew in more people than "Mad Men"'s. The second season premiere of "The Walking Dead" rustled up 10 million viewers in 122 countries. Never would have imagined that zombies would become so mainstream!

Glen Mazzara will continue his showrunner duties as taken over from Frank Darabont.

So what do you folks who've read the comic think? Will we finally get to the prison, or see Michonne? Or is the series getting so vastly different than the comic that it's going to go somewhere completely different?

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12:18AM on 10/27/2011

Hopefully...

They'll find the prison in the closing shot of S2 and then live there throughout S3, bringing The Governor in as the villain all year. Higher ratings will mean longer seasons and maybe they can do 23 eps or more and really do the Governor arc proud. And then my friends, Issue #48 will close out season 3 and become known as the single ballsiest hour of television in history. That's what I want to see...
They'll find the prison in the closing shot of S2 and then live there throughout S3, bringing The Governor in as the villain all year. Higher ratings will mean longer seasons and maybe they can do 23 eps or more and really do the Governor arc proud. And then my friends, Issue #48 will close out season 3 and become known as the single ballsiest hour of television in history. That's what I want to see...
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4:58PM on 10/26/2011
Hell yeah.
Hell yeah.
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8:32AM on 10/26/2011

REALLY!!!!

It's unreal to me how you're all talking about how bad this show is and how untrue to the comic book it is. Really, it's not. And as for as the show goes, it's one of the best storytelling on TV right now. Kirkman created a story that's takes us through an amazing ride in the world filled with zombie terror. What would you do? Where would you go? How would you react to others joining your group of survivors? etc etc etc.... I can go on and on about how great this show is. Just the drama
It's unreal to me how you're all talking about how bad this show is and how untrue to the comic book it is. Really, it's not. And as for as the show goes, it's one of the best storytelling on TV right now. Kirkman created a story that's takes us through an amazing ride in the world filled with zombie terror. What would you do? Where would you go? How would you react to others joining your group of survivors? etc etc etc.... I can go on and on about how great this show is. Just the drama alone....INTENSE! As for the comic, it's not that far off. Right now it's dead on. You gotta remember, you have to add more to it when a story is adapted to television. I love the fact that one whole episode dealt with Carl (spoiler alert) getting shot! So what we didn't see tons and tons of zombies...there's plenty of time for that and I'm sure we're gonna see tons later. But for now, enjoy the characters! There's a reason why LOST was the best show on television during it's run...we loved the characters!!! Stop thinking all negative about "ehhh theres not enough zombies" This show is the definition of greatness!
I hope it doesn't stop at season three...and don't rush us to the prison...that alone could be an entire season...Trust me, I'm sure Kirkman wouldn't let his baby drown! The Walking Dead is top notch...and for those of you who aren't reading the comics, pick up the trades and fall even harder for Kirkman's Walking Dead.
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6:30AM on 10/26/2011

Fuck.

Man season 3...... Hell I'd just settle for the first episode. I haven't seen Anything except for the trailer which had me hooked. The assholes in Australia haven't released it here yet and it's pissing me off.
Man season 3...... Hell I'd just settle for the first episode. I haven't seen Anything except for the trailer which had me hooked. The assholes in Australia haven't released it here yet and it's pissing me off.
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2:52AM on 10/27/2011
so you can't get it in Australia? not even online? Man that sucks! I would stage a revolt and demand it be shown!!
so you can't get it in Australia? not even online? Man that sucks! I would stage a revolt and demand it be shown!!
4:45AM on 10/27/2011
I hate watching things on line. I prefer to buy the series.
I hate watching things on line. I prefer to buy the series.
2:39AM on 10/26/2011
PEOPLE! I've read every single comic of the Walking Dead. I am being very generous when I say that the AMC series follows the comics by 20%. The last episode that aired had one Zombie the entire episode! YAWN. Is this show better than the CSI's and other garbage cable television shows;YES.
PEOPLE! I've read every single comic of the Walking Dead. I am being very generous when I say that the AMC series follows the comics by 20%. The last episode that aired had one Zombie the entire episode! YAWN. Is this show better than the CSI's and other garbage cable television shows;YES.
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1:54AM on 10/26/2011
That's great news!
I just really really hope that they work more cliffhangers into the tv series. Because if something is lacking with the tv show, it is that. Every single issue of the comics has a cliffhanger that drives you crazy for a month. But the show fails to deliver that big time!
And, I think we will see the prison at the end of season 2. Season 3 should end with the Governor. Season 4 should be awesome!!
And not only do we need Michonne. We need Tyreese. And SOMEONE needs to go...
That's great news!
I just really really hope that they work more cliffhangers into the tv series. Because if something is lacking with the tv show, it is that. Every single issue of the comics has a cliffhanger that drives you crazy for a month. But the show fails to deliver that big time!
And, I think we will see the prison at the end of season 2. Season 3 should end with the Governor. Season 4 should be awesome!!
And not only do we need Michonne. We need Tyreese. And SOMEONE needs to go... People reading the comics know who I'm talking about.
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12:56AM on 10/26/2011
BTW: If the success of this show is somehow evidence to you that a PG-13 World War Z might work, then you're an imbecile.
There is not a single motherfucking interpretation of the PG-13 in which the level of gore in The Walking Dead would be allowed. Not even an 80's PG-13 that allowed more violence and titties.
BTW: If the success of this show is somehow evidence to you that a PG-13 World War Z might work, then you're an imbecile.
There is not a single motherfucking interpretation of the PG-13 in which the level of gore in The Walking Dead would be allowed. Not even an 80's PG-13 that allowed more violence and titties.
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11:41PM on 10/25/2011
awesome news! I hope it stays as great as it is now! I also do hope that it doesn't stray too far from the comic, and that the comic writer is always a big part of the show. I've never read the comic, but I know from all the readers that it is great!
awesome news! I hope it stays as great as it is now! I also do hope that it doesn't stray too far from the comic, and that the comic writer is always a big part of the show. I've never read the comic, but I know from all the readers that it is great!
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10:24PM on 10/25/2011
So nice to see a show that isn't about a doctor, lawyer or crime lab do well. Sure it's not perfect, but I'm still a huge fan!
So nice to see a show that isn't about a doctor, lawyer or crime lab do well. Sure it's not perfect, but I'm still a huge fan!
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7:20PM on 10/25/2011

Yes!!!

A third season is indeed good news. Loved the first season, so far loving the second. Yes I am a little upset with the liberties they have taken. However I can look past them. The stuff that happnes with Shane really doesnt effect anything until much farther into the series so they have plenty of time to fix things.
A third season is indeed good news. Loved the first season, so far loving the second. Yes I am a little upset with the liberties they have taken. However I can look past them. The stuff that happnes with Shane really doesnt effect anything until much farther into the series so they have plenty of time to fix things.
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6:37PM on 10/25/2011

ModHip

Not only that, Kirkman writes some of the episodes. There is one major thing that bugs me that the veered from in the comics and I don't see them rectifying ever (SPOILER-ISH) involving Shane... but the show is awesome regardless.
Not only that, Kirkman writes some of the episodes. There is one major thing that bugs me that the veered from in the comics and I don't see them rectifying ever (SPOILER-ISH) involving Shane... but the show is awesome regardless.
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7:00PM on 10/25/2011
Indeed. That particular thing could still be coming up but it was a shock that it DIDN'T happen in season 1. Hell, maybe they're saving it for, like, a S3 finale or something. And there seem to be several other characters written out (even in favor of lamer ones for the show). I'm glad you're enjoying the show - obviously you're not alone! For me, I hope it turns a corner at some point and - even if it doesn't follow the books' events to a T - it finds a way to really show what The Walking Dead
Indeed. That particular thing could still be coming up but it was a shock that it DIDN'T happen in season 1. Hell, maybe they're saving it for, like, a S3 finale or something. And there seem to be several other characters written out (even in favor of lamer ones for the show). I'm glad you're enjoying the show - obviously you're not alone! For me, I hope it turns a corner at some point and - even if it doesn't follow the books' events to a T - it finds a way to really show what The Walking Dead is all about.
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6:30PM on 10/25/2011

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I'm a big fan of the comics and I'm very unhappy that the show has chosen to use the source material as a mere plot framework. It's not simply that they're doing things differently, it's that they have shown many times already in just 8 episodes that they have no balls by dramatically veering from subject matter that defines what "The Walking Dead" truly is. I continue to remain optimistic, as charted in my episode reviews and podcasts... but it's tough! This is absolutely a neutered version of
I'm a big fan of the comics and I'm very unhappy that the show has chosen to use the source material as a mere plot framework. It's not simply that they're doing things differently, it's that they have shown many times already in just 8 episodes that they have no balls by dramatically veering from subject matter that defines what "The Walking Dead" truly is. I continue to remain optimistic, as charted in my episode reviews and podcasts... but it's tough! This is absolutely a neutered version of TWD and it continually shocks me that Robert Kirkman signed off on it this way. We'll see what happens - as a die-hard of the title I'm on for the long haul.
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6:10PM on 10/25/2011

I fully expect minuses, but this is

one of the worst shows on tv... and that's why I like it. I don't need to be reminded that it is a character study and not all about zombies, but the characters are horrible. If you watch it as a comedy, it's a phenominal show. I know I'm not the only one who watches it this way.
one of the worst shows on tv... and that's why I like it. I don't need to be reminded that it is a character study and not all about zombies, but the characters are horrible. If you watch it as a comedy, it's a phenominal show. I know I'm not the only one who watches it this way.
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6:11PM on 10/25/2011
also, the fact that people still talk about this like it is a great show is mind boggling, i cant believe everyone hasn't adopted my pov on this. a live after show? lol, 7 million viewers? it's crazy.
also, the fact that people still talk about this like it is a great show is mind boggling, i cant believe everyone hasn't adopted my pov on this. a live after show? lol, 7 million viewers? it's crazy.
10:05PM on 10/25/2011
I totally agree with you, mind-boggling the acclaim its getting, and like you said those characters suck! And that talk show looks like an SNL skit.
I totally agree with you, mind-boggling the acclaim its getting, and like you said those characters suck! And that talk show looks like an SNL skit.
11:44PM on 10/25/2011
Well I believe you guys must be in the minority cause it's getting great ratings, and I for one am stoked to see a really good zombie show on tv!
Well I believe you guys must be in the minority cause it's getting great ratings, and I for one am stoked to see a really good zombie show on tv!
1:05AM on 10/26/2011
Minus
Minus
12:11PM on 10/26/2011
look guys, if you think this a well written show with strong characters, who am I to tell you otherwise? you're crazy and all, but enjoy the show, I know I will (for obvious different reasons)
look guys, if you think this a well written show with strong characters, who am I to tell you otherwise? you're crazy and all, but enjoy the show, I know I will (for obvious different reasons)
6:01PM on 10/25/2011
Damn, I really wish this would come to Hulu Plus.
Damn, I really wish this would come to Hulu Plus.
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6:03PM on 10/25/2011
Why? You can watch it legally free on AMC.com.
Why? You can watch it legally free on AMC.com.
7:07PM on 10/26/2011
Because I got a shitty computer and it would be awesome to watch this show in HD. I don't have cable because it is much cheaper to spend $8 on Hulu Plus vs paying $75+ on cable.
Because I got a shitty computer and it would be awesome to watch this show in HD. I don't have cable because it is much cheaper to spend $8 on Hulu Plus vs paying $75+ on cable.
5:40PM on 10/25/2011

Yessssss!!!

This isn't a George Romero flick...this series has some depth to it, and the plot thickens!
This isn't a George Romero flick...this series has some depth to it, and the plot thickens!
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5:27PM on 10/25/2011

Some people...

For all you idiots whining about Breaking Bad not getting love you amuse me. it gets tons of love & has for some time. And yes, it is a better show in my eyes. But the only things it has in common with Walking Dead are it's on AMC and it's a TV show. They are two different genres, they take two different approaches. One is a complex story, full of betrayal and gamesmenship...the other sits you on the seat of your pants and leaves you in a constant state of anxiety. Stop comparing the two morons
For all you idiots whining about Breaking Bad not getting love you amuse me. it gets tons of love & has for some time. And yes, it is a better show in my eyes. But the only things it has in common with Walking Dead are it's on AMC and it's a TV show. They are two different genres, they take two different approaches. One is a complex story, full of betrayal and gamesmenship...the other sits you on the seat of your pants and leaves you in a constant state of anxiety. Stop comparing the two morons and just enjoy them both for what they are. Great TV. Bunch of whiny a**...
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4:01PM on 10/26/2011
The point is, we see articles here about Walking Dead because it had Frank Darabont on board.

But now, he's not.

So why are we still hearing about this? Because film fans like zombies? I mean, if we're gonna cover every TV show that has veteran film actors on board, why no Boardwalk Empire (also better than Walking Dead) either? We're comparing BrBa and Walking because one is VASTLY superior (regardless of "approaches") and one is just watchable, but everybody flips their shit about it
The point is, we see articles here about Walking Dead because it had Frank Darabont on board.

But now, he's not.

So why are we still hearing about this? Because film fans like zombies? I mean, if we're gonna cover every TV show that has veteran film actors on board, why no Boardwalk Empire (also better than Walking Dead) either? We're comparing BrBa and Walking because one is VASTLY superior (regardless of "approaches") and one is just watchable, but everybody flips their shit about it because it has buttfucking zombies. Whoopty-doo, who really gives a shit? Go rewatch BrBa Season 4....
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5:20PM on 10/25/2011

Awful show so far...

I keep watching with little reward.
I keep watching with little reward.
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5:54PM on 10/25/2011
Well it's a couple episodes into the second season.... Do you watch every "awful" TV show that long?
Well it's a couple episodes into the second season.... Do you watch every "awful" TV show that long?
10:01PM on 10/25/2011
No, I don't. Season 1 felt like it was promising greatness but never peaked. Season 2 took a nosedive, but I'm hanging around for 2 reasons.

1) Source material is solid, no reason it shouldn't get better (then again it should already be great)

2) Its on Sunday nights and falls into that HBO line-up.

Peace.
No, I don't. Season 1 felt like it was promising greatness but never peaked. Season 2 took a nosedive, but I'm hanging around for 2 reasons.

1) Source material is solid, no reason it shouldn't get better (then again it should already be great)

2) Its on Sunday nights and falls into that HBO line-up.

Peace.
4:39PM on 10/25/2011
Will we merely hear the zombies in season 3, or will people just mention them in passing by that point in the narrative?
Will we merely hear the zombies in season 3, or will people just mention them in passing by that point in the narrative?
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4:37PM on 10/25/2011
That's good news, for a good show. And yes, Breaking Bad is better. In nearly every way.
That's good news, for a good show. And yes, Breaking Bad is better. In nearly every way.
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4:35PM on 10/25/2011

Yay!

I really like this show and it's one of the very few that I still watch week to week as opposed to waiting for DVD/Streaming and watching them all at once. That being said, I am still apprehensive about the shows made after the firing of Frank Darabont. I really hope the quality doesn't tank when the last ep he worked on airs. That would SUCK!
I really like this show and it's one of the very few that I still watch week to week as opposed to waiting for DVD/Streaming and watching them all at once. That being said, I am still apprehensive about the shows made after the firing of Frank Darabont. I really hope the quality doesn't tank when the last ep he worked on airs. That would SUCK!
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4:22PM on 10/25/2011

Fuck Walking Dead...

I don't remember you all posting an article about Breaking Bad when it was picked up for it's 16-EPISODE final season... :p
I don't remember you all posting an article about Breaking Bad when it was picked up for it's 16-EPISODE final season... :p
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5:30PM on 10/25/2011
I just started working here yesterday! I love Breaking Bad.
I just started working here yesterday! I love Breaking Bad.
3:56PM on 10/26/2011
Oh, no actually offense intended, sir, just fuckin' with 'ya.

Welcome aboard.
Oh, no actually offense intended, sir, just fuckin' with 'ya.

Welcome aboard.
4:06PM on 10/25/2011

Cool, but...

It's definitely a fun show with a cool cast, but it's nowhere near the quality of Breaking Bad. Since they're both on AMC, I'm just pretty surprised this is the one breaking records. Breaking Bad is certainly popular but I guess zombies have more mainstream appeal. Season two of Walking Dead is good so far (first episode was great, second felt like not much happened) but I'm curious as to where it's headed with Darabont having left/been fired midway.
It's definitely a fun show with a cool cast, but it's nowhere near the quality of Breaking Bad. Since they're both on AMC, I'm just pretty surprised this is the one breaking records. Breaking Bad is certainly popular but I guess zombies have more mainstream appeal. Season two of Walking Dead is good so far (first episode was great, second felt like not much happened) but I'm curious as to where it's headed with Darabont having left/been fired midway.
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3:59PM on 10/25/2011

YESSUH!

Only Two Episodes In And I'm Already Craving More. I'm Like A Walker On The Highway Chasing A Schoolgirl!
Only Two Episodes In And I'm Already Craving More. I'm Like A Walker On The Highway Chasing A Schoolgirl!
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