AMC Says We're Getting at Least 1 More Year of 'The Walking Dead' Because Duh

'The Walking Dead' just got the go-ahead from AMC for a 16-episode season eight.

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AMC has a functioning brain and has decided to renew the biggest show on TV, Feed the Beast. Just kidding. The network announced Sunday evening that The Walking Dead would indeed be back for at least one more year, Deadlinereported. The news comes at the top of a week that will include season seven's big reveal: Who got got by Negan's bat and BFF Lucille?

"Eeny, meeny, miny, moe," Charlie Collier, AMC's top human, said in a press release. "What a joy to partner with Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, and some of the hardest-working people in television to bring The Walking Dead to the fans. And, most important, thanks to those fans for breathing life into this remarkable series right along with us." Talking Dead, Chris Hardwick's hit show about couches, has also been renewed for another round.

But, first things first, what the hell is up with all that death hype? As Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) told us earlier this month, fans can expect a ton of serious shit to go down in the premiere. "Great television isn't going to give you all the answers," Morgan told Complex, noting the bummed out fans who immediately wanted to know who Negan offed instead of waiting several months. "Since the beginning of shows, there's been these cliffhangers." This week's premiere, at least according to Morgan, is the kind of episode that will "grab you by your throat and not let go." Sounds lovely!

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The Walking Dead kicks off its seventh season Oct. 23. The just-announced season eight will premiere in late 2017, 16 episodes strong.

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