AMC Renews <i>The Walking Dead</i>

Just two episodes into the second season of The Walking Dead, AMC has announced it's renewing the acclaimed drama for a third.

"Today we are pleased to announce that the 'dead' shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels," AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement. "We are thankful for everyone's contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make The Walking Dead a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world."

Based on the long-running Image comic by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, The Walking Dead attracted a series-high 7.3 million viewers with its second-season premiere. It also delivered 4.2 million viewers in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, shattering a 10-year-old basic-cable record for a single drama telecast.

The third episode of Season 2, "Save the Last One," airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

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