This is your annual notice that AMC has renewed The Walking Dead. The never-ending zombie drama will return for Season 7, which makes sound business sense considering the series is the top show on all of television among the 18-to-49 demo and is generally kicking ass. AMC did not mention an episode count or a premiere date, but until we hear differently, let's just assume it will be another 16 episodes split between late 2016 and early 2017.
Talking Dead, the remora fish of television shows, has also been given another season and will return for Season 6 of sitting on a couch and talking about the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. We may snicker at Talking Dead, but it's basic cable's second-highest rated show on Sunday nights, behind only The Walking Dead. Last week's episode was particularly robust and drew 6.2 million viewers and scored a 3.1 rating among adults ages 18-to-49, which are numbers that any major network would kill for. C'mon NBC, where's Talking Mysteries of Laura?
Will The Walking Dead ever end? Nope. We'll be watching Carl die of old age in Season 68. And Chris Hardwick the Third will be there to comfort us.