Well, The Walking Dead continues to march (well, shuffle) across the globe, leaving a long line of fans wanting more…
And more they shall get as the series gets a confirmed Series seven. And its sister show, The Talking Dead gets picked up for a sixth season.
Charlie Collier, president of AMC, has said: “Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Talking Dead.
“All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”
We assume this will make a lot of you happy and we do like to spread a little joy…
In other series news, The Muppets has been given a full 16 episode season at ABC: “The additional three-episode pickup is six shy of the standard back-nine order, with insiders stressing the shortfall is to accommodate the network’s midseason fare including family comedy The Real O’Neals and its all-black Uncle Buck redo.
The Muppets, which hails from Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Bob Kushell (3rd Rock From the Sun) ranks as Tuesday’s highest-rated new series among adults 18-49. The comedy, a more adult-themed reboot in which Miss Piggy — now broken up with Kermit — hosts her own late-night talk show, has improved the network’s Tuesday slot by 69 percent among total viewers versus last season’s short-lived Selfie (7.6 million vs. 4.5 million) and 86 percent among adults under 50 (2.6 vs. 1.4).
The Muppets, from Jim Henson Co. and ABC Studios, ranks as the network’s strongest-performing Tuesday half-hour in four years and has helped solidify the network’s comedy brand.”
We are getting it tough to get into the new series but it’s nice to have Kermit and Co back on our screens.
Let us know your thoughts, folks.