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Old October 25 2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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'Walking Dead' renewed for Season 3

AMC announced today the renewal of “The Walking Dead” for a third season. Season two continues to deliver the strongest telecasts for any drama in basic cable history against Adults 18-49 shattering a basic cable record set nearly 10 years ago for a single drama telecast (“The Dead Zone”). “The Walking Dead” is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Glen Mazzara serves as series’ showrunner. Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Frank Darabont are executive producers. Greg Nicotero is a co-executive producer.

"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.”
http://www.thewrap.com/tv/article/wa...n-3-pick-32141

This is great news. Hopefully this show lasts a long time.
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Old October 25 2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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Wow. And it's barely into its second season, only two episodes have aired! Isn't that a little unusual, to renew something at a point like this?
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Old October 25 2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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I've seen renewals like this on cable, when the ratings are outstanding. Maybe cable ratings aren't as volatile as on broadcast. Once a cable shows in an audience, they don't tend to bail, especially if its serialized and a niche taste that you can't get elsewhere on TV. There may be a hundred cop shows, but zombies are a bit rarer.
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Old October 25 2011, 09:35 PM   #4
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Re: 'Walking Dead' renewed for Season 3

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Isn't that a little unusual, to renew something at a point like this?
It's quite common for cable shows.
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Old October 25 2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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Not a surprise in the least, but good news nonetheless!
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Old October 25 2011, 11:15 PM   #6
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Re: 'Walking Dead' renewed for Season 3

Its not unusual for The Walking Dead...didn't AMC announce it had been renewed for a second season after the series premiere aired last year?

I'm surprised they waited 'til after the second episode aired...
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Old October 25 2011, 11:23 PM   #7
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YAY! I'm glad. I love this show.
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Old October 26 2011, 12:30 AM   #8
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It's aliiiiiive!
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Old October 26 2011, 12:55 AM   #9
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Unlike some of their colleagues at rival networks, AMC's execs have braaaaaiiiiins.
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Old October 26 2011, 04:46 AM   #10
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One of the nice things about announcing renewals quickly like this is that viewers who enjoy a show don't have to worry about being left with a show that ends on a cliffhanger.
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Old October 26 2011, 04:51 AM   #11
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One of the nice things about announcing renewals quickly like this is that viewers who enjoy a show don't have to worry about being left with a show that ends on a cliffhanger.
Instead they are left with a cliffhanger at the end of each episode every week!
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Old October 26 2011, 05:49 AM   #12
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One of the nice things about announcing renewals quickly like this is that viewers who enjoy a show don't have to worry about being left with a show that ends on a cliffhanger.
Instead they are left with a cliffhanger at the end of each episode every week!
Yes, but at least I know there will be an episode next week.
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Old October 26 2011, 02:08 PM   #13
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Re: 'Walking Dead' renewed for Season 3

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One of the nice things about announcing renewals quickly like this is that viewers who enjoy a show don't have to worry about being left with a show that ends on a cliffhanger.
But as Farscape fans can attest, even a renewal isn't a guarantee. If the ratings for the rest of the season tank, you can bet this decision will be looked at again.

Not that I expect the ratings to tank, but it's just an example.
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Old October 26 2011, 03:37 PM   #14
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Wow this is great news! I am glad to see the show is gaining popularity and is gonna be here next season too!
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Old October 26 2011, 03:40 PM   #15
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Wow. And it's barely into its second season, only two episodes have aired! Isn't that a little unusual, to renew something at a point like this?
Boardwalk Empire and Game Of Thrones were renewed for second season two days after the first episode was aired.
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