It's pretty much the biggest show in TV history, so this is pretty much the most obvious news in TV history:
The Walking Dead has been picked up for a fifth season.
AMC announced the renewal this afternoon, acknowledging the popularity of The Walking Dead Season 4 (it ranks number-one in ALL of television among 18-49-year olds) in a humorous press release.
“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 AMC president Charlie Collier, adding:
“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.”
Scott Gimple will return as showrunner next season, which will comprised of 13 new episodes, and he'll be joined by executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.
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