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AMC's 'The Walking Dead' already renewed for second season

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It didn't take long for AMC's new series The Walking Dead to find life on the network: It's just been approved for a second season after only two episodes. Hey, Robert Kirkman's comic book has been running for eight years, so why not?

The AP reports the show's second episode, which aired Sunday night, brought in 4.7 million viewers. That's a little less than the 5.3 million that watched Andrew Lincoln battle the undead on Halloween night, but still double the 2.4 million who tuned in for Mad Men's fourth season finale, and media types love to gush about that show for some reason, probably because it's set at an advertising agency.

AMC other new series, Rubicon, finished with about a million viewers last month, but AMC still has yet to decide that show's fate. With quadruple the audience, it looks like those zombies are going to eat it up. Good to see Michael Rooker working again, too. Now he won't be coerced into making a sequel to Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer to pay the bills.

[Photo: AP]

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[Last modified: Monday, November 8, 2010 4:30pm]

    

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