AMC’s popular zombie show “The Walking Dead” has been renewed for a sixth season. This news comes only a few days before Season Five premieres Oct. 12.

The Hollywood Reporter states that no episode count for Season Six has been revealed yet. But regardless of how many episodes the sixth season will have, it’s no surprise that AMC would renew the show. It could be argued that “The Walking Dead” is one of the few shows on AMC with lasting power; “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Low Winter Sun,” two shows that were promoted as gripping character-driven dramas, but both were cancelled after the first season. AMC’s other cult classic shows, “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” are either already on their final season (“Mad Men”) or have already ended (“Breaking Bad”).

“The Walking Dead” is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the top scripted series in the 18-49 demographic, not to mention its ranking as the highest-rated show in cable history. With these stats, coupled with the network’s current dillema with acquiring successful shows, it makes complete sense as to why “The Walking Dead” is coming back after Season Five.

AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement, “We could not be more excited for Oct. 12 as we share new episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ with fans around the globe.” He continued with a bevy of thank yous to the cast and crew. “Thank you to Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, the terrific executive producers, and the entire team who bring this compelling world and these rich characters to life.”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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