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Did AMC Let Slip That It Has Renewed 'The Walking Dead'? EW

Some fans of the AMC zombie drama "The Walking Dead" are convinced the network has let it slip that the show has been renewed for a fourth season, reports James Hibberd in EW.com's Inside TV.

The network's website posted a viewer contest to win a trip to the show's fourth season, although AMC hasn't yet announced a fourth season and the third hasn't yet premiered, the story points out. Some fans are taking the website's content as confirmation that AMC has renewed the show for a fourth season.

Nevertheless, an AMC representative said the show hasn't yet been renewed.

In a statement, the network said: "There was no inadvertent pickup of the series. Season three premieres October 14th. Promotional sweepstakes give-aways which involve prospective future season visits or opportunities are common practice in television. The sweepstakes rules clearly state AMC may award a substitute prize if the future season opportunity is not available."