No ‘Walking Dead’ Season 2 Until Fall 2011

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2011 at 11:02 am,

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The public has spoken and AMC’s The Walking Dead has become a hit for the cable network powerhouse. Each week, millions tune in to watch Sheriff Rick Grimes lead a rag-tag group of survivors into battle with the undead. As this week saw the airing of episode three, it’s hard to believe that the first season is now half over.

With only three episodes left, fans are not only excited about what’s to come as the season reaches an end, they’re also wondering what to expect when the already announced Walking Dead season 2 airs. Unfortunately, as sources within AMC are reporting, The Walking Dead Season 2 won’t be airing anytime soon.

Continuing the same promotional platform that saw the The Walking Dead soar in the ratings with its series premiere, AMC intends on delaying the second season premiere of their zombirific series until next year’s Fearfest, AMC’s annual horror movie marathon. To put it simply: you’re going to have to wait until October 2011 for the second season premiere of The Walking Dead.

Typically, with cable networks, they will wait until the summer to air their original series. With most network series on hiatus, and viewers looking for new programming to watch, cable television has been able to thrive with this counter-programming formula. Fortunately, The Walking Dead has become an exception to that rule and has been able to garner respectable ratings, despite having network competition.

With AMC having to premiere four shows in total next year, moving one series to the fall will help open up scheduling space for the other series. Considering AMC likes to separate their series premieres and provide individual promotions for each show, this year-long delay in The Walking Dead plays to the network’s strengths, even if it will annoy the fans.

Officially, AMC has not released any information regarding the second season premiere of The Walking Dead and won’t for a while. That being said, the plan to air season 2 in October 2011 is being circulated internally within the network.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays @10pm, on AMC

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. I have been waiting for the season 2. Is there any clear update on when and what days?

  2. I find it so stupid that series put on a few shows, have a “rerun” season twice as long, and then put on a few more shows. They lose so many viewers since after a few months people lose interest. For myself, I can’t remember the plot, who’s who on the show, or anything about it after more than a month. Pity since there are so few good series now and I hate, hate, hate these low budget stupid reality shows. I mean really, if we want to look at stupid and dysfunctional people, most of us can just wait until the holidays and visit our own families!!! I spend my time trying to avoid the Snookies of the world. Why would I want to watch that trash!

    • thank you. seriously though Jersey shore is an abortion and snookie is a walking advert for birth control. “Watch out or your kid might be THIS!!!”

  3. I loved this series, but as with politics I don’t play games. They want the ratings then quit playing games and put the show on. ALOT of people are going to Netflix and may say “we’ll wait until it comes to Netflix to watch it” and AMC won’t get the ratings they wanted. Granted the show would end but so be it.

    • Why are you sooo serious ? Its a tv show for christ sakes! A LOT of work goes into making a tv show, especially one with outdoor locations not just on a set and think of how much it costs! Cool your jets and let loose a little it has nothing to do with games or politics.

  4. I love the walking Dead! wish it would start sooner! Good things come to those who wait!

  5. I HEART George A Romero AND ALL HIS WORK I WILL WAIT UNTIL WALKING DEAD COMES BACK I POST UPDATES I FOLLOW HORROR FANATIC HERE, I MISS IT MUCH BUT I AM KEEPING FAITH WHEN IT DOES COME BACK THERE WILL BE MORE ANSWERS AND MORE DOOM KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GEORGE A ROMERO FOR LIVE NO ONE CAN MAKE HORROR LIKE THE MAN WHO STARTED HORROR HIMSELF…FOREVER HEART BARBARA
    “THERE ARE COMING FOR YOU BARBARA” WHO DOESNT LOVE THAT LINE

    YOUR FAN FOR LIVE BARBARA G ,NYC

  6. I Love Love Love this series, I can hardly stand the wait for the second season. Come on October!!! The Walking Dead is the first show my husband and I have had the same reaction about, it realy is just to cool.

  7. Oooh my gawwwd. THAT long of a wait!? Haha. Oh well’s, I’ve been waiting a while now, so I can wait a little longer!! The Walking Dead is just THAT awesome! I still remember when that girls sisters got bit on her birthday, I cried like a baby. Ooooh my gaawwwd, and that bicicle girl, so sad! I remember every part of the first season, and I’ve only watched each episode once!! I JUST SIMPLY CANNOT WAIT FOR THE WALKING DEAD!! I understand though, they have to find zombies, more actors/actresses to fill in the new characters, money, etc etc. EEEEK I CAN’T WAIT!!

    :) <3 (:

    Simply Can't Wait For The Drama,

    15Taken4Granted

    • I just found out the series won’t be back till October! I am so disappointed! I think AMC is making a big mistake. To me, it is so worth the wait, but in our society where everything is at a push of a button, people aren’t so patient. To me, the best show out there.

  8. I’m glad they didn’t cancel it! I can wait til October…kinda seems fitting since Halloween is around that time!! ;)

    • I totally agree Daphne !!

  9. The walking dead is an amazing show, i think it has a bit of the perks that “lost” had, i am really looking forward to the next season, but meanwhile does anybody know of any cool new (decent) zombie movies i could watch until october? lol. thanks.

    • i love everything zombie and i really love this zombie series and my names alex :O like freaky man

      • can’t wait till the next season :/

  10. I love The walking dead series it’s the world best zombie show I have ever seen.I truly can not wait to see what happens next on season 2. i really want to know what happens to morgan and his son? After the CDC were did everyone go?
    October can not get here soon enough. I am never home so I don’t have cable and it;s a lot of money.I sighed up for cable just so that I could see this series The walking Dead This Fall that’s how much I love your show.

  11. Ok i know its a long wait and all but so what? Do you people even realize the work that goess into locations, hiring all those people to act as zombies, HOURS of special makeup and special effects? Not to mention there may have been budget problems with tv production and/or some of the actors!! I am anxiously waiting but i dont have to put others down and complain i will simply fill the void with other tv shows, spending time with my family, and not being a couch potato.

  12. You should have rick and the others stuck inside a building while zombies are on the outside trying to get in the building. I have a lot more great ideas than that

  13. Want more zombies. Each of the episodes from season 1 seemed to have less and less zombies. At this rate season 3 will have negative zombies. Remember AMC, we can get drama anywhere, so give us zombies. Lots of them. In fact, ignore all the character ideas you may be reading and just give us a multitude of zombies with a handful of mutes whacking at them.

  14. Hands down, the BEST series on TV. Prepared & ready to watch. Advertisers…lock
    & load & watch the $$ come in! Fans of this show watch it the moment it hits the airwaves,
    and again later on DVR. Winning show all the way!

  15. Cant wait i prob wont be able to watch it when it premiers i will have to record them but still cants wait :)

  16. The walkn dead is by far the best show to come along in a long time!I love it and anxiously wait for the 2nd. Season.thanks amc

    • Check out Death valley MTV August 26th it may wet our wistle until walking dead starts back up

    • Can’t wait for season 2!!! Loving this show!!!

  17. I love it!!!I want more

  18. Walkn dead is the best show to come down the pike in a long time!can’t wait for the 2nd.season.thanks amc

  19. I Love the Walking dead!!! downloaded the First 6 episodes of the first season an Im Ready for the 2nd Season ima get the rest of it an watch em all at one time :)

    • One year is ridiculous! They better have more than just 6 shows for this next season. A minimum of 13, I hope!!!

      • it is airing oct 16 the person that posted this article is dumb get legit info from the amc network website and from the previews they have a real fight on their hands the number of geeks increases as moral decreases

  20. All & all, waiting a YEAR for season 2 SUCKS!!!!! If I didn’t like the show so much I wouldn’t watch – a year!!!! It’s cruel to viewers! Shame on the network!!

    • true,i agree..!!1 year is toooooo long.

  21. i love watching the walking dead it is one of the best shows. i cant wait for thr sec. season to come. i keep looking for it. thank you amc

  22. I just started watching the walking dead and I really like it a lot so I hope there are plenty more seasons to come :-)

  23. Walking dead is awesome, can’t wait for season 2.

  24. Take me to act there!!! :sss Omg.I just spent my days watching it. It’s cool. Amc there’s no chance of anyone getting better than you with this serieal. I even started to dream it, by being in the sheriffs place… TOTALLY AWESOMe.

  25. the first season was awesome ,am patiently waiting for the second.

  26. Can’t wait for season 2, especially for more zombies.

  27. The most awsome TV show cant wait. MTV has a show coming in August Called Death Valley Vamps Wolfs And Zombies

  28. i love the walking dead it sucks that there is only 6 episodes per season should be like sopranos 10 or 11 episodes

  29. to all viewers who can’t wait a year: check out the comic. i like the show an awful lot, but if that’s all you know, why not spend some of the downtime til october reading the really, really fine product that inspired it? here’s to at least one more kirkman-written episode in season 2…

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