AMC announced today from Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, CA the premiere of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 on Sunday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
As previously announced, the series’ third season will consist of 16 episodes. Season three will also air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 14 and returning February 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 p.m. ET/PT and COMIC BOOK MEN at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Season two 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 October 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 Saturday, October 13 through Wednesday, October 31.
Today at 1:25 p.m. is AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD Comic-Con panel event, moderated by Hardwick, and season three trailer premiere in Hall H.
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 AMC’s booth, from 10:45 -11:45am, there will be an autograph signing with the cast and producers.
Also at Comic-Con today, AMC presents a BREAKING BAD panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Mike Schneider, at 6:45 p.m. 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 Sunday, July 15 at 10 p.m. on AMC.