The Walking Dead’s zombies are spreading, but this time in the very best way possible. The AMC cable television channel that has been running The Walking Dead since it first premiered in 2010 just gave the broadcaster, MyNetworkTV an exclusive off-net debut of the show. The number 1 show on television among adults 18-49 is extending its reach by allowing viewers the chance to watch on primetime. The Walking Dead will be aired with back-to-back episodes on broadcast television for one night a week.
This will be The Walking Dead’s first off-net deal, and it comes as they are wrapping up their 4th season. Fox International Channels are already distributing this zombie series worldwide. MyNetworkTV airs in the majority of the country, on Fox Television Stations in several markets. The famous cable network will be adding the hottest television show to their lineup, and most of couldn’t be more excited to see more zombies, drama and Rick Grimes (played by Andrew Lincoln) fighting off ‘walkers.’
The Walking Dead premiered on October 31, 2010 on AMC. They opened to 5.35 million viewers, and have since then aired the season 4 premiere episode to 16.11 million viewers. The series is based on the series of comic books by the same name. In the midst of their 4th season, The Walking Dead fans can expect 16 episodes this season, with the finale to premiere on Sunday, March 30.
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