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‘The Walking Dead’ Returns on AMC on October 23

16 New Episodes in Two Half Seasons

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will open its much anticipated season seven on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET. As in previous seasons, the show’s new season of 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off October 23 and the final eight returning February 2017. Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premieres of AMC’s “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, and “Comic Book Men” at midnight ET.

AMC also announced two “The Walking Dead” special programming events hosted by Hardwick called A “The Walking Dead Season 7 Preview Special,” which will debut on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 10 p.m.. A two-hour “The Walking Dead” Recap Special” (working title), a retrospective on the series’ first six seasons, premieres Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET.