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AMC Announces Confirmation Of A Fifth Season For The Walking Dead

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10/30/2013 5:39 pm
AMC Announces Confirmation Of A Fifth Season For The Walking Dead
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Dani Strehle

Content Editor

We have some big news for you guys! Are you ready? Are you sure? It’s pretty epic… The Walking Dead has been renewed for a fifth season! Wait. Why aren’t you jumping up and down in shock and joy? Oh, right. Because it’s the United States’ most watched show. OF COURSE it was renewed! Perhaps the only surprising thing about this announcement is how early it was released; as we are only three episodes into this brilliant fourth season. Along with the announcement of a fifth season, we also learn that Scott M. Gimple will retain the showrunner position, a welcome confirmation indeed. Especially since that position seems to be a bit cursed, as Gimple is the show’s third mastermind. “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," Charlie Collier, AMC President, joked Tuesday. "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 nonsports 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." There are still details to be ironed out about the fifth season, like how many episodes there will be, and who of the original cast will still be alive. We also don’t know if The Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick will be back with his commentary recap show, Talking Dead, as of yet. But, since they experienced record-breaking opening numbers this season as well, it stands to reason that we will be seeing Hardwick for many years to come. As a top ratings performer in the coveted 18-49 demographic, The Walking Dead continues to push boundaries and smash records. The Season 4 premier brought in an astonishing 16.1 million viewers, and garnered an 8.3 rating for the same demographic for live/same day viewing, numbers that surpassed even Monday Night Football. That is unheard of, as football consistently ranks number one in ratings. Not only that, but Sunday’s “Isolation” even beat out coverage of the World Series. Bottom line? People love The Walking Dead; and for good reason. The Walking Dead not only is a network’s best friend, it has helped to solidify AMC’s standing among other networks. After bidding farewell to smash hit Breaking Bad, AMC’s other critical masterpiece, Mad Men, will run its last season in 2015. Shows like this are helping to bring in other high-quality projects, like the Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul. Not to mention, the new The Walking Dead spinoff, which is currently in development, as well as a new show starring TWD’s delicious villain, The Governor, played by the brilliant David Morrissey, called Line of Sight. I don’t know about you, Deadheads, but I won’t be satiated with anything less than about fifteen more seasons. Realistic? Probably not. But a girl can dream, right? http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.tumblr.com http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.wordpress.com http://www.PopWrapped.com

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