AMC has chosen not to kill The Walking Dead.
The network arrived the easiest decision it will ever make today, renewing television's highest-rated series among 18-49-year olds for a seventh season.
Moreover, AMC has renewed “Talking Dead,” the live after-show hosted by Chris Hardwick that incredibly also ranks in the top 10 across all television among this same key advertising demographic.
Said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, in a statement:
"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."
That's pretty much how all TV fans around the country feel.