Today, AMC announced The Walking Dead has been renewed for a SEVENTH season airing October 2016! AMC has ALSO renewed the popular after-show special Talking Dead for another season as well. According to AMC, The Walking Dead has been the #1 show for adults 18-49 for the past three years with Talking Dead ranking in the Top 10.

AMC President Charlie Collier said, “Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about this renewal. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Talking Dead.’ All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”

Get excited, Walking Dead fans!!!