Does the zombie apocalypse continue apace? Has The Walking Dead TV show been cancelled or renewed for an eighth season on AMC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Walking Dead season eight. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the AMC cable network, The Walking Dead follows a group of humans struggling to survive and adapt to a world that’s filled with zombies. This season, the large cast includes Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yuen, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Austin Nichols, Austin Amelio, Tom Payne, Xander Berkeley, Khary Payton, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The supporting cast includes Corey Hawkins, Katelyn Nacon, Jason Douglas, Ann Mahoney, Christine Evangelista, and Steven Ogg. Which actors will be around for season eight?
Season Seven Ratings
The seventh season of The Walking Dead averaged a 5.39 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11.35 million viewers. Compared to season six, that’s down by 17% in the demo and down by 14% in viewers. Learn how The Walking Dead stacks up against the other AMC TV shows.
In October of 2016, AMC renewed The Walking Dead for an eighth season.
It debuts Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9pm EST.
Stay tuned for further updates.
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Even in its seventh season, The Walking Dead is by far AMC’s strongest scripted TV series, in terms of both total audience size and the targeted 18-49-year-old viewer demo. When a show runs this long, and yet remains this successful, subsequent season renewals come down to money and will. If the writers and actors want to continue making new seasons and can agree on financial terms, AMC will be glad to have them back.
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What do you think? Are you happy AMC renewed The Walking Dead for an eighth season? How long do you expect this TV show to run?
Glad it was renewed. There isn’t much in the original form of drama thriller and suspense. I watch this series more than any other.
First five seasons were interesting. The first episode of season six was so bad that I no longer watch it, ever..
Glad they renewed the walking dead its the best show me,my family and friends don’t miss one show we all have watched the show since day it came on the air we love the Walking Dead