When Does ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Return?

When does Fear the Walking Dead return?

AMC/Fear the Walking Dead When does Fear the Walking Dead return?

Fear the Walking Dead is airing its midseason finale tonight and then getting ready for a hiatus. The show typically takes a short break during the summer, but then returns to finish the season before The Walking Dead comes back.

Although AMC didn’t announced the exact date that Fear the Walking Dead will be back during the credits, the date was announced during Talking DeadFear the Walking Dead will be returning on September 10.

This isn’t actually as long of a break as you might think. The Walking Dead always starts its new season in October, typically around the middle of the month. Tonight, episodes 7 and 8 of Fear aired, leaving eight more episodes to air in the 16-episode season.

Last season, Fear the Walking Dead premiered a little earlier than it did this season, on April 10. (This season premiered on June 4.) This means it had a longer break between the midseason finale on May 22 and the return on August 21. Fear’s return in September is actually a little shorter of a hiatus than it had last year.

If TWD returns on October 15, for example, then Fear returning on September 10 means that we’ll have to have a few two-episode Sundays again in order for the show to finish up before TWD starts back up.

Although Fear normally returns in August, its schedule has likely been influenced by the return of Game of Thrones, which also airs on Sunday nights. This season, Game of Thrones is seven episodes long and it begins next Sunday, July 16. The season will conclude on August 27. If AMC wants to avoid direct competition with HBO, this might be part of the reason they’re waiting to return Fear until September, and air back-to-back episodes on some Sundays to catch up. Of course, they might also just start The Walking Dead a little later than normal.