AMC Says Yes To More Zombies, Greenlights Season 3 Of 'The Walking Dead'

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes on AMC's breakout show about surviving in a zombie infested world, "The Walking Dead" -- AMC

Sheriff Rick Grimes is coming back for a third season to deliver swift justice to those flesh-loving zombies on "The Walking Dead."

AMC confirmed on Tuesday that they greenlit Season 3 of the survivalists-meet-zombies drama, based on Robert Kirkman's comic book series, and starring Brit Andrew Lincoln.

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"Today we are pleased to announce that the 'dead' shall live as we proudly renew 'The Walking Dead' for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels," AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement. "We are thankful for everyone's contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make 'The Walking Dead' a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world."

"The Walking Dead" has been a major hit for AMC in its second season, which just aired its second episode on Sunday.

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The show's season premiere earlier this month drew in over 11 million viewers.

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