The Walking Dead renewed for 2nd season after 2 episodes

After just two episodes, AMC's zombie jamboree has gotten picked up for a second season. No wonder: It's already drawing in more sweet, tasty viewers than any other cable TV show.

In the no-brainer decision of the week, AMC has pulled the trigger on a 13-episode second season for The Walking Dead, which is turning into a ratings monster—chomping on more 18-49-year-old viewers than anything else in the cable landscape. During a time when genre TV programming seems a bit like an endangered species—gone are the Losts and the Battlestars (and the Capricas), to be largely replaced by shows that feel like they're hanging on, week to week—it's nice to see a network, and its viewers, reward heady, expertly done horror.

For more about what the second season might entail, check out our earlier interview with writer-director Frank Darabont and producer Gale Anne Hurd. But for now, let's all close our eyes and imagine what a Walking Dead-centric Emmy night might look like. After all, AMC knows a little something about winning those.

(via Hollywood Reporter)

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