,I’m sure this will come as a surprise to all of you but AMC has announced that ‘The Walking Dead‘ is going to be returning for a seventh season.

With it still being the top show on television for the last three years when it comes to adults between the ages of 18-49, it should come to no surprise that it would continue while the plot is still going strong. With ratings like that, you just wouldn’t expect the series to come to an end. That also bodes well for Chris Hardwick’s ‘The Talking Dead’ as it also shows up in the top 10 for all television of adults in the same age range.

According to Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios:

“Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Talking Dead. All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”

As long as they don’t try to chew gum at the same time I believe that we’ll have a hit on our hands for at least another season past that as well. Most likely a few at this rate. It looks like we’ll have plenty of time to have Negan on screen as the major villain on the series.

Now we’ll have to wait and see if they can make ‘Fear the Walking Dead‘ have the same kind of following but aside from the last couple of episodes the first season was pretty stagnant.

Are you looking forward to another season of ‘The Walking Dead’ or has the show been getting stale for you? What are you most looking forward to seeing happen on the show going forward? Share your thoughts below!