Walking Dead gets 'anti-climactic' S5 renewal (what else did you expect?)

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Jan 25, 2016, 4:21 PM EST (Updated)

The cast of The Walking Dead will live to die another day, as AMC announced today that the series has been renewed for a fifth season. Is anyone surprised by this? The Walking Dead is AMC's breadwinner, with ratings that rival and sometimes beat broadcast networks.

Scott Gimple will return as the series' showrunner, joined by executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse. Here's the official statement from AMC president Charlie Collier.

“We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season,” said Collier. “This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently – and most notably – with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.”

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.

(via TVLine)

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