“Z Nation” will live to see another day on SyFy after all, with the network announcing today that the zombie series will officially be returning for its fourth season sometime next year.

Currently airing its third season, the tongue-in-cheek zombie series has been a ratings winner for the network, bringing in over a million viewers with its season three premiere back in early September, with more than half of them coming from the desired adults 18-49 demographic. More in line with irreverent shows like “Ash vs. Evil Dead” than the serious, morally dark “The Walking Dead,” it’s focus on fun gore and cool, action zombie kills has helped to make it one of SyFy’s quieter successes.

Created by Craig Engler and Karl Schaefer, “Z Nation” takes place three years after a zombie virus has taken over the entirety of the United States, as a group of heroes try to transport the only known survivor of the plague across the country from New York to California, where the only virus lab still standing waits to receive his blood.

Starring Russell Hodgkinson, Nat Zang, Kellita Smith, and more, “Z Nation” has been on the receiving end of mostly positive reviews from critics as well, and represents just yet another reliable addition to SyFy’s growing original programming lineup, which also includes the freshman horror anthology “Channel Zero,” “The Expanse,” “Killjoys,” “The Magicians,” and more.

“Z Nation” airs every Friday night on SyFy at 9/7c. The third season is set to air its finale on December 16.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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