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"The Walking Dead" has found its new showrunner for Season 4, promoting supervising producer Scott M. Gimple to executive producer and showrunner once Glen Mazzara departs the position.

According to which report you read, Gimple is either nearing the deal, finalizing the deal or has wrapped up the deal. In any event, he's been considered the most likely successor for the gig ever since the surprise announcement in December that Mazzara would not be continuing with the show.

While there's still no clear answer on what caused Mazzara's exit, the mini Twitter feud that erupted between Mazzara's pal and "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter and "Dead" comic book creator Robert Kirkman lends credence to the reports that Kirkman and Mazzara were not seeing eye to eye on the future of "Dead."

Gimple is credited with writing five episodes of "Dead" including the phenomenal Season 2 midseason finale "Pretty Much Dead Already" (a. »

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