The Walking Dead Return Date Announced!

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AMC announced that “The Walking Dead” season seven returns Sunday, October 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The show’s seventh season of 16 episodes will air in two parts. The first eight episodes kicking off October 23 and the last eight returning February 2017. After“The Walking Dead” will be the season première of “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick, and “Comic Book Men” to follow. Internationally, “The Walking Dead” will return on FOX channels to audiences in 125+ markets within 24 hours of the U.S. première, as part of FOX’s continued commitment to broadcast the series near day-and-date globally.

AMC also announced two “The Walking Dead” special programming events hosted by Hardwick. A “The Walking Dead Season 7 Preview Special,” which will give fans an early look at what to expect in the upcoming season, including exclusive interviews with the cast and executive producers and behind-the-scenes moments, premieres Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. A two-hour “The Walking Dead” Recap Special”, a retrospective on the series’ acclaimed six seasons, premieres Sunday, October 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The season premieres of “The Walking Dead” and “Talking Dead” will coincide the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest. Fearfest will feature themed programming and more than 60 films, running from Sunday, October 16 through Tuesday, October 31.