Season Three of The Walking Dead premiered on October 14th, 2012. It aired on AMC on Sunday evenings at 9:00 pm EST. As with season two, season three is broken up into two blocks of episodes. AMC ordered a total of sixteen episodes for the season (three more than season two), which is separated into two blocks of eight for the mid-season break. 
The tagline for this season is, "Fight the dead. Fear the living."
This is the first season of The Walking Dead that series showrunner Frank Darabont is not involved with. Darabont left the show at the beginning of season two. He is still given a "developed by..." credit however.
The season premiere, "Seed", had a viewership of 10.9 million people, making it the most-watched basic cable drama telecast in history. 
On February 23rd, 2015, actor Markice Moore, who played Andrew, attempted to commit suicide by overdosing on Xanax and Patron. He was found unresponsive and was taken to the hospital where he was placed on psychiatric hold.