Well, who didn’t see this one coming? AMC (the American cable network responsible for The Walking Dead) has announced that The Walking Dead – which has been the #1 show on television in the US for the last three years – has been renewed for a seventh season. Joining it will be Talking Dead, the live weekly after-show which hosted by Chris Hardwick.

“Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Talking Dead,’” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios in statement making the news official this weekend. “All joking aside, we are so proud to share these shows with fans who have been so passionate, communicative and engaged. We are grateful for and continually impressed by the talent, effort and excellence on continuous display by Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Chris Hardwick and the many people with whom we partner to make these unique shows possible. The result: More Walking and Talking. Hooray.”

Despite stumbling when it came to telling The Governor’s story, The Walking Dead has been on fire over the past couple of years, and season six is so far shaping up to be the best yet.

Fear The Walking Dead has also been renewed for a second season, and both that and The Walking Dead are set to air in 2016. Don’t forget to check out the comic book moments we want to see in season six by clicking here, and stay tuned for the inevitable season eight renewal. At this rate, it honestly wouldn’t be surprising to see the show hit season twenty…