AceShowbiz - AMC has picked up "The Walking Dead" for the seventh season. The network also renews "Talking Dead", the aftershow hosted by Chris Hardwick. The zombie series is the No. 1 TV series in the 18-to-49 demo. The most recent episode on October 25 attracted a whopping 18.2 million viewers while the after-show followed by drawing 7.3 million viewers.
"Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, 'without a doubt' filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of 'The Walking Dead' and 'Talking Dead,' " said AMC president Charlie Collier said in a statement.
"All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray."