The Walking Dead gets renewed for season 8 before season 7 even premieres

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We may not know who Negan killed in the Walking Dead season 6 finale, but we do know one thing about Rick Grimes and co.: their adventures will continue for an eighth season of undead-slaying. Yup, AMC has announced that the post-zombie apocalypse drama will continue beyond the current season before said season has even debuted.

This also means that The Walking Dead will make it to 100 episodes, and season 8 will premiere with the milestone. "Eeny, meeny, miny, more," Charlie Collier, president of AMC, said in a related press release that makes me worry about how AMC decides to greenlight its projects. Are all shows subject to whether or not someone can catch a tiger by the toe, or just TWD? (I'm kidding, it's clearly a reference to Negan's taunting at the end of season 6.)

Much like how The Walking Dead season 7 will premiere in the latter half of 2016, The Walking Dead season 8 will debut in late 2017.

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