Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Walking Dead season 3 premiers this October

AMC announced the date for the season premier of The Walking Dead (and The Talking Dead!) and Kevin Smith's Comic Book Men today.

All three shows will premier on October 14. Coincidently, that's just in time to coincide with the channel's annual FearFest event.

AMC announced today from Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, CA the premiere of “The Walking Dead” Season 3 on Sunday, October 14 at 9pm ET/PT.  As previously announced, the series’ third season will consist of 16 episodes.  Season three will also air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 14 and returning February 2013 with the final eight episodes.  Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premieres of AMC’s unscripted series “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 11pm ET/PT and “Comic Book Men” at 11:30pm ET/PT.  Season two of both series consists of 16 half-hour episodes.  Internationally, “The Walking Dead’ will return to audiences in 120+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets the week of October 15, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally.

The season premieres of “The Walking Dead,” “Talking Dead” and “Comic Book Men” will coincide with the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films,AMC Fearfest.  Celebrating its 16th year, AMC Fearfest will feature 19 consecutive days of themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Saturday, October 13 through Wednesday, October 31.
You know what else I just realized? The 14th is the last day of the New York Comic Con- now that's a great way to cap off the weekend.