AMC announced today from Comic-Con International that “The Walking Dead” season seven will premiere Sunday, October 23 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. As in previous seasons, the show’s seventh season of 16 episodes will air in two parts, with the first eight episodes kicking off October 23 and the final eight returning February 2017. Following “The Walking Dead” will be the season premieres of AMC’s “Talking Dead,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, and “Comic Book Men” at midnight ET/PT. Internationally, “The Walking Dead” will return on FOX channels to audiences in 125+ markets within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere, as part of FOX’s continued commitment to broadcast the series near day-and-date globally.
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Also, tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. PT in Hall H, Kevin Smith will discuss the sixth season of “Comic Book Men,” for which he serves as executive producer, as well as his new late-night talk show, “Geeking Out,” which he co-hosts with Greg Grunberg (“Heroes, “Heroes Reborn” “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”). “Geeking Out,” which takes a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens, premieres with a special Comic-Con episode on Sunday, July 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
AMC also announced two “The Walking Dead” special programming events hosted by Hardwick. A “The Walking Dead Season 7 Preview Special,” which will give fans an early look at what to expect in the upcoming season, including exclusive interviews with the cast and executive producers and behind-the-scenes moments, premieres Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. A two-hour “The Walking Dead” Recap Special” (working title), a retrospective on the series’ acclaimed six seasons, premieres Sunday, October 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The season premieres of “The Walking Dead” and “Talking Dead” will coincide the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest. Celebrating its 20th year, AMC Fearfest will feature themed programming and more than 60 films, running from Sunday, October 16 through Tuesday, October 31.