It’s nearly the norm at this point for cable shows to split their seasons in two — right now Doctor Who is in the midst of the second half of its sixth season on BBC America — and it looks like AMC’s The Walking Dead is following suit.
Today the network announced that not only will the Oct. 16 season premiere of the show based on Robert Kirkman’s Image series be 90 minutes long, the show will take a pause after seven episodes, and return for the back six starting on Feb. 12, traditionally a considerably less spooky time of the year.
AMC has scheduled that same date as the premiere of Secret Stash, an unscripted series set at Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic book store. Here’s the official description:
The Secret Stash is a one hour series that captures the world of the local comic book store. Way before comic book culture went mainstream, the comic store has not only been a place for people to buy, sell, or trade for cool stuff; but also to hang out and be part of a community that just loves comics. Secret Stash will capture both of these aspects of comic store life. It will document the daily banter of The Secret Stash and it’s employees and devoted customers; and it will capture the fun and emotion of buying and selling collectibles and comic memorabilia that happens in comic book stores all across the country and in mega-venues like Comic-Con.