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TCA 2018: AMC Renews ‘Better Call Saul,’ 'Fear the Walking Dead’

AMC has renewed scripted series Better Call Saul and Fear the Walking Dead, the network said Saturday during its Television Critics Association summer press tour session.

Better Call Saul, which stars Bob Odenkirk, will return for a fifth season, according to AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier. The Mad Men spinoff will launch its fourth season Aug. 8.

The Walking Dead prequel Fear the Walking Deadwill return for a fifth season in 2019, while freshman crime series McMafia will return for a sophomore campaign, said network officials. 

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.