Did AMC renew The Walking Dead? The network’s website posted a contest for viewers to win a trip to the set of the zombie hit’s fourth season — even though no such season has been announced and the third has yet to premiere. The contest is causing some to think the show’s officially renewed.
If the show was renewed, it wouldn’t be the first time AMC was scooped by its website. Last year an online ad for the second season DVD outraged fans by revealing a key character’s death before the episode had aired. But an AMC spokesperson confirms: The Walking Dead is not renewed.
Though, of course, it eventually will be. The drama’s second season finale delivered a record-setting 9 million viewers. AMC’s Dead may be walking, but it ain’t going anywhere. The show returns Oct. 14, and we expect an official renewal will follow sometime shortly thereafter. Now go donate some blood or something…UPDATE: Just case the above isn’t clear enough, AMC issued a statement on the matter: “The Walking Dead has not been renewed for a fourth season. There was no inadvertent pick-up of the series. Season three premieres October 14th. Promotional sweepstakes give-aways which involve prospective future season visits or opportunities are common practice in television. The sweepstakes rules clearly state AMC may award a substitute prize if the future season opportunity is not available.”