October 29, 2013

AMC announced today that hit series The Walking Dead has been renewed for a fifth season. The news comes two weeks after the horror drama's fourth-season premiere delivered record ratings with 20.2 million viewers (live + 3). Of those, 13.2 million were in the adults 18-49 demographic, which also set a record for any non-sports cable telecast.

The announcement also confirmed that new showrunner Scott Gimple will be returning for Season 5.

UPDATE: Season 5 of The Walking Dead will premiere on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9:00pm.