TCA16: ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Returns April 10

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Pasadena, Calif – AMC will return its hit zombie series Fear The Walking Dead April 10, the network said Friday during its Television Critics Association press tour event.

The 15-episode series, a prequel to cable’s most watched series The Walking Dead, will debut April 10 with seven episodes, said network officials. The remaining eight episodes will premiere later in 2016.

Fear The Walking Dead was the most watched freshman series of 2015, setting ratings records among total viewers and all key demos in live+3 ratings among first year shows, said network officials.

The network also announced that it will launch a third night of original programming with the April 19 premiere of The Night Manager, a six-part miniseries starring Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie.

AMC will also launch a third season of its Revolutionary War-themed series Turn: Washington's Spies on April 25, said network officials.

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