According to AMC, "The Walking Dead" is the No. 1 show among adults 18-49.
"We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: 'The Walking Dead' is renewed for a fifth season," Charlie Collier, AMC president, said in a statement. "This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently -- and most notably -- with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more 'Dead.'"
Scott Gimple will return as showrunner for Season 5. Executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse are also on board for Season 5.
"The Walking Dead" returned for a fourth season earlier in October to record ratings.
"The Walking Dead" airs Sundays, 9 p.m. ET on AMC.