Several options are presently being explored, including airing some first-run episodes on IFC and broadcasting episodes on both networks simultaneously.
Before you pull out your crossbow and put an arrow in AMC’s head, remember that the network switch—which could prove confusing to “The Walking Dead” fan base—is only in the discussion phase.
In the grand scheme of things, which network the show airs on is of little significance. What matters most is that the show remains viewable.
It is possible, however, that viewers might find locating IFC to be too difficult a task—even though a zombie could do it.
Some media outlets have reported that the AMC suits are also considering only airing reruns on IFC. This makes little sense, especially in light of the fact that Netflix carries the first two seasons of the show and will likely carry Season 3 next summer.
Given the dollars and cents of the TV biz, however, it’s feasible that the network’s suits will find a way to snatch the popular zombie series from the friendly confines of Netflix’ streaming video service.
For now, sit tight, “Dead” fans. Let’s wait to see if the network actually follows through on the move before we judge whether it’s a good move or not.
Besides, all that matters in the short term is that “The Walking Dead” will be back this Sunday with an all-new episode!
“The Walking Dead” airs on AMC on Sundays at 7 p.m. in Provo.