The Walking Dead is a monster and we already told you that AMC has greenlit a new season. Now comes word from The Hollywood Reporter that it will be coming next October. The good news is that unlike Season 1 of Walking Dead, Season 2 will have 13 episodes instead of 6. The reason they are releasing it next October is to capitalize on the large horror audience that will be tuning in for FEARFEST but frankly it also comes down to logisitics.
They cant produce the second season of Walking Dead fast enough to release it any sooner and if they could they should. They already have a ratings bonanza in October and Walking Dead has proven to lure in viewers so releasing it in June would give them two huge hits for the channel.