21 December 2012 4:31 PM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

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AMC’s The Walking Dead is coming back for another season, it’s fourth in fact, but it’s doing so without current showrunner and co-executive producer Glen Mazzara. The ratings this fall secured a big victory for The Walking Dead, as the first series on cable to win the 18-49 demographic in a fall TV season. Renewing a fourth season was inevitable and well-deserved. However Mazzara’s departure marks the second time a showrunner is leaving the show with no explanation other than the vague response in a prepared statement by AMC that “both parties mutually decided to part ways.” Mazzara responded in his own statement that he will remain on the show through the conclusion of Season 3 and afterwards, “it is time to move on.”

Creative differences were cited as the roadblock, Mazzara wanted ‘The Walking Dead’ to go one way, »

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