"Walking Dead" Renewed For Season Five

By Garth Franklin Tuesday October 29th 2013 12:49PM

In the least surprising TV news of the year, AMC has announced that its high-rating zombie drama "The Walking Dead" will return for a fifth season.

The current fourth season premiered to a record-setting 16.1 million viewers earlier this month, while the subsequent episodes fell to a still very high 13.9 million and 12.9 million viewers whilst facing off against high-profile football broadcasts.

All three episodes are the highest ratings the show has received so far, and it's also one of the highest rated scripted series - cable or network - that's on TV right now.

Current fourth season showrunner/exec producer Scott Gimple will return in the same capacity next season.

Source: AMC