AMC wants The Walking Dead to stay alive for another season.
Days ahead of its season premiere, AMC renewed the zombie hit for season 6, the network announced Tuesday.
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The decision does not come as a surprise, considering that Walking Dead has been the no. 1 show on TV in the all-important ratings 18 to 49 demographic for two years running.
What's more, the move comes as AMC mulls a Walking Dead companion series that was ordered to pilot last month, and will explore the effects of the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world.
Season 5 premieres Oct. 12 at 9 p.m.