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AMC Announces The Walking Dead Season 3 to Premiere on Sun., Oct. 14 9/8c

AMC announced today from Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, CA the premiere of The Walking Dead Season 3 on Sun., Oct. 14 at 9/8c. As previously announced, the series’ third season will consist of 16 episodes. Season 3 will also air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off Oct. 14 and returning Feb. 2013 with the final eight episodes. Following The Walking Dead will be the season premieres of AMC’s unscripted series Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 11/10c and Comic Book Men at 11:30/10:30c. Season 2 of both series consists of 16 half-hour episodes. Internationally, The Walking Dead will return to audiences in 120+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets the week of Oct. 15 as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally.

The season premieres of The Walking Dead, Talking Dead and Comic Book Men will coincide with the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest. Celebrating its 16th year, AMC Fearfest will feature 19 consecutive days of themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Sat., Oct. 13 through Wed., Oct. 31.

Today at 1:25pm is AMC’s The Walking Dead Comic-Con panel event, moderated by Hardwick, and Season 3 trailer premiere in Hall H. Following the event, the trailer can be viewed at www.amc.com. At AMC’s “The Walking Dead” booth (#3721), fans can stop-by to take photos of themselves within a recreation of the infamous Michonne scene from the season two finale, in which she has two pet zombies on leashes.

Also at Comic-Con today, AMC presents a Breaking Bad panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine‘s Mike Schneider, at 6:45PM in Ballroom 20. Fans can visit Sony’s booth (#4229) on Saturday, July 14 at 10am for an autograph signing with the cast and executive producer, Vince Gilligan. The critically acclaimed series kicks off its final season on Sun., Jul. 15 at 10/9c on AMC.

Tomorrow, Sat., Jul. 14 at 10PM, Kevin Smith will reveal a new video and discuss the second season of his unscripted AMC series Comic Book Men, for which he serves as executive producer, during his annual Comic-Con panel.

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