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AMC picks up 'Walking Dead' for a third season already

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The zombie-crazed masses have to be chattering at the news that AMC's The Walking Dead has indeed been picked up for a third season, only two episodes into the current season. The network obviously doesn't care all the characters are suddenly horror-movie stupid on the show.

After the season premiere drew more than 7 million U.S. viewers -- the most of any basic cable drama in history -- the second installment managed a healthy 6.7 million, despite some mind-numbingly bad decisions by the people on the show. (Taking a 10-year-old zombie hunting with you? Really?) That was enough for AMC to, ahem, pull the trigger, Entertainment Weekly says.

Now we can all sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge that despite getting rid of showrunner Frank Darabont, AMC can stretch out storylines for several more episodes without tying up loose ends. The comic is on Volume 14 now, so we've got a way to go.

[Photo: AMC]

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