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AMC Renews ‘The Walking Dead’ for Season Eight

After-Show 'The Talking Dead' Also Returns

AMC, not surprisingly, has issued an eighth season pickup to mega-hit with an order for 16 new episodes in 2017. Also returning will be Chris Hardwick-hosted after-show “The Talking Dead.”

“Eeny, meeny, miny, more,” AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement, referencing the infamous taunting by the villainous Negan during the season six cliffhanger. “What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring “The Walking Dead” to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us.”

AMC previously renewed “The Walking Dead” spin-off “Fear the Walking Dead” for a third season, which will also at an undisclosed time in 2017.