AMC Renews ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

Third season renewal comes days after season two premiere
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AMC didn’t wait long to scare up a third season of zombie-themed show Fear The Walking Dead.

The network Friday announced the renewal, which comes days after the show’s season two premiere on Sunday (April 10). The series' third season -- which drew 8.8 million viewers (Nielsen Live+3 ratings) in its season two premiere -- will run for 16 episodes in 2017, said network officials.

The network also announced that it had renewed the live aftershow, Talking Dead: Fear, hosted by Chris Hardwick, which follows all new episodes of Fear The Walking Dead.

“What Dave Erickson and Robert Kirkman have invented in Fear The Walking Dead is to be applauded. Watching Los Angeles crumble through the eyes of our characters and seeing each make decisions and try to figure out the rules of their new world – it’s fresh, eerie and compelling and we’re all in for the ride,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios in a statement.