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The Walking Dead to Super Size Premiere, Take Lengthy Hiatus

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AMC has announced very good news and very bad news regarding The Walking Dead.

First, the very good: the drama will return on October 16 with a 90-minute episode.

Now, for the less than very good: after airing six consecutive episodes, the show will take a lengthy hiatus and then return on February 12 to finish off the season.

This does, however, does guarantee no confusing interruptions from week to week. A pair of six-episodes stints of zombie killing and survivor drama? I'll take it.

For more scoop on season two, visit our section of The Walking Dead spoilers.

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They've managed to stretch this season beyond the breaking point just so they can butt it up against the probable return of Mad Men in April. Way to go, AMC. I swear this network was the inspiration for Murphy's Law.

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Why the long hiatus? They don't have sports on, right? UGH. Way to kill a show...