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A Coming Episode of “The Walking Dead” Will Be Nearly 90-Minutes Long

The November 13th episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” apparently has a lot to say as it’s been extended to 85-minutes, up nearly a half hour from its usual 60-minute block.

The fourth episode of the 7th season bears the logline, “The remaining members of the group try to keep it together in Alexandria; they receive a sobering visit.” Supposedly the episode is centered around Daryl and Dwight, so we’ll have to see what this “sobering visit” really entails!

Up until this point, our characters have lived through conflicts… Disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they’ve become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable.

To start Season Seven, that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They thought they knew the world. They were wrong.

The first half of Season Seven sees our group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression. Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his control, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don’t.

Other characters are unaware of what’s happened, but have become separated from the group either by incident or choice — they will learn that they can’t escape this new turn of their world, either. This half season is about these characters starting over.

The overall theme of the season is beginning again. The world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s bigger and it’s even more dangerous.

“The Walking Dead” airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.



  • zombie84_41

    LOL so that mean’s 70 mins in real life time LOL. because we all know its never a true 85min’s dude to commericals.

    • Dave

      more like 60-65 minutes of actual content.

      • zombie84_41

        LOL yeah thats about right. I hate when they do that make 90 mins ep’s and they aren’t even true 90 mins.

      • Matt

        Thanks from those of us who have never seen a TV show before.

  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    sooo just more commercials…

  • Alex Harbie

    I guess it depends on how those 85 minutes are drawn out, most likely about 60 min of content or so with 20-25 min of commercials. If the actual episode is great, then I think most people will deal with it being that way.

  • Biscoito18

    Great first 5 min + 30 min of commercials + 40 min of characters complaining about things they already complained past seasons + 10 minutes of people staring at each other waiting an answer during conversations + great last 5 minutes.

  • DAWnofthedead 91

    When they officially advertise it as “90 minutes,” that means the running time in total. It seems to be rule of thumb that 1/3 of that whole time is commercials. For example, a couple of episodes of “Sons of Anarchy” were advertised as two hours, but they end up being 80 minutes (40 or 1/3 commercials). Older episodes of TV shows in syndication are slightly longer, so they cut them down or speed up the episode in order to allow for that 1/3 commercial time.

  • Jim

    “A Coming Episode of “The Walking Dead” Will Be Nearly 90-Minutes Long.” Or in other words, approximately 48 minutes of actual run-time.

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