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AMC Renews Walking Dead for a Fifth Season

Oct 29, 2013 02:11 PM ET
by Sadie Gennis

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AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a fifth season, the network announced Tuesday.

“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 in a statement. “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.”

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Scott Gimple will return as showrunner alongside executive producers Robert KirkmanGale Anne Hurd, Dale Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

AMC is also developing a Walking Dead spin-off set to launch in 2015. Kirkman, Hurd and Alpert will serve as executive producers.

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