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​"The Walking Dead" gets a season 7

"The Walking Dead" will live to see another season.

AMC renewed the hit zombie apocalypse series for a seventh season on Friday. It also confirmed that the postmortem chat show, "Talking Dead," will also be back.

The move doesn't come as too much of a surprise considering the popularity of "The Walking Dead," but still good news for fans nonetheless.

"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,'" said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.

"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."

"The Walking Dead," which premiered in 2010, stars Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun and Melissa McBride.