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No ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 2 Until October 2011?
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Zombie WalkerWhile the ratings indicate cable television viewers all around the globe love The Walking Dead [READ: “˜The Walking Dead’ Premiere Draws Huge Ratings], AMC only ordered six episodes for the first season — meaning last week’s “Tell It To The Frogs” marked the official halfway point.

The good news is AMC has already announced that the show is coming back for a full 13-episode second season. The bad news, unfortunately, is that fans may have to wait until late October 2011, which would mark it nearly a full year since the Halloween debut of the show.

Why so long of a wait?

There are two main reasons for the potentially year-long delay, the first of which is largely due to the Fearfest horror movie marathon that gave a nice lead into The Walking Dead. The second more practical reason has to do with the already packed schedule of original programs on AMC that are likely to be spaced out throughout the year with little overlap so the network can concentrate their marketing efforts on each show properly, according a THR report.

None of this is official, but even if there was an official announcement, I would suspect it could change drastically since the second season hasn’t even started production yet.

I’m probably not alone when I say each of The Walking Dead episodes have felt more like Grade-A horror films than cautiously censored TV. And just like the sequels of an amazing movie franchise, perhaps a long break is only fitting.

[Source: THR via Zom_B]

2 Comments »

  1. I had a feeling that it wouldn’t be back until next October. I’d love to see it come back sooner but I understand why AMC wouldn’t want it to overlap with some of their other programming.

    I’d lke to see them bring Breaking Bad back earlier and then maybe split the Walking Dead episodes in half with 7 airing in the summer and the rest airing in October. I have to assume they will be launching The Killing sometimes around March which is why Breaking Bad was pushed to summer in the first place.

    Comment by Demonstrable — November 17, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

  2. Wow only six episodes and then a whole year wait till the next season.
    It sucks, but there are plenty of good shows including AMC’s own to tide me over.
    At least season two will be longer.

    Comment by EY — November 18, 2010 @ 2:29 pm

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