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AMC Announces 'The Walking Dead' Fan Premiere Sweepstakes

AMC announced today "The Walking Dead" Fan Premiere Sweepstakes, giving fans a chance to win tickets to "The Walking Dead" season six premiere event at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 9 at 6:30 p.m. ET. This ultimate fan experience will include an advance screening of the extended season six premiere episode, two days prior to air, followed by a panel with 18 cast members. The network is partnering with New York Super Week Presented by New York Comic Con, local radio stations and affiliates on ticket giveaways and sweepstakes offering thousands of lucky fans an opportunity to attend the exclusive, red-carpet event in New York City.

"An evening that is typically reserved for cast, crew and industry will now include the fans," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC and SundanceTV. "Loyal, passionate fans are responsible for making 'The Walking Dead' the #1 show on television and this is an exciting opportunity for us to thank them in person. For AMC, the executive producers and actors to be able to share this moment with them at Madison Square Garden - it's truly special."

Fans can enter "The Walking Dead" Fan Premiere Sweepstakes now until Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 a.m. ET by visiting: www.amc.com/FanPremiereSweepstakes. Each day, AMC will select 10 lucky winners who will each receive two complimentary tickets to the premiere.*

In addition, AMC is partnering with New York Super Week - a week-long pop culture festival brought to you by the creators of New York Comic Con - to give away tickets from August 17 through September 21. For more information on ticket giveaways, please visit www.NewYorkSuperWeek.com on August 17.

Fans can also check with local television affiliates and radio stations for additional ticket giveaways and sweepstake opportunities.

The first eight episodes of "The Walking Dead" season six kick off on Sunday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT followed by the season premiere of AMC's "Talking Dead," hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" reigns as television's most watched drama for adults 18-49. "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series, which has been heralded by critics as "an honest-to-God phenomenon" (Variety), "relentless and provocative" (Orlando Sentinel) and "brilliantly engaging" (TheHollywoodNews.com), stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; Steven Yeun as Glenn; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Chandler Riggs as Carl; Lauren Cohan as Maggie; Danai Gurira as Michonne; Melissa McBride as Carol; Sonequa-Martin Green as Sasha; and Michael Cudlitz as Abraham. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.

*Cell phones, tablets, tape recorders and other electronic recording devices will NOT be permitted in Madison Square Garden. Audiovisual capture by a device of any kind is strictly prohibited. Tickets do not include transportation or accommodations to New York City for the event and are for admission only.

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