October 30, 2015

AMC announced today that The Walking Dead has been renewed for a seventh season. The veteran drama continues to rank as one of television's top series, making the pickup an easy decision for the network.

Ratings have continued to be strong through the first three episodes of Season 6, with viewership on track to keep The Walking Dead as TV's most-watched drama among adults 18-49 across broadcast and cable networks for the fourth straight year.

While the number of episodes for Season 7 has not been announced, another 16 appears likely, which would be in-line with recent years. Scott M. Gimple will be returning once again as showrunner, with the current stable of executive producers remaining the same as well.