AMC Renews Comic Book Men and Talking Dead

Jon Heder, Felicia Day and Chris Hardwick on Talking Dead

Jon Heder, Felicia Day and Chris Hardwick - Photo by Jordin Althaus/AMC

AMC is bringing back Comic Book Men and Talking Dead for 16 episode second seasons, the network announced today. Kevin Smith (Clerks) executive produces Comic Book Men while Talking Dead is the live show that airs immediately after new episodes of The Walking Dead.

“Pinch my fat a**, ’cause I must be dreaming! A thousand thank you’s wouldn’t cover the gratitude I’m feeling right now. And as you might imagine, everyone at SModcast Pictures is in love with everyone at AMC today! Rest assured, Walt, Bry, Mike, Ming and I are suited up and ready to hit the ice for our second season with Team AMC,” stated Smith in the renewal announcement.

“AMC set out to build shows around authentic characters and original worlds, and Comic Book Men really delivers on both of these. Charlie Corwin and Kevin have created a truly unique show that is funny and informative – whether you like comic books or not; and the guys from The Stash are the kind of real life experts we always wanted to build the show around,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s EVP of original programming, production and digital content. “Talking Dead is just great synergy and it gives our audience a destination to continue the conversation about The Walking Dead. We are thrilled that Chris is back to lead the discussion. He is genuinely knowledgeable about the genre, and truly entertaining.”

Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick added, “Talking Dead has been an amazing experience and I cannot pile enough hugs and thanks onto AMC for renewing it. I CAN’T WAIT for Season 3 of Walking Dead, so that we can finally talk about Rick meeting [SPOILER] and [SPOILER]-ing him with a heavy-duty [SPOILER] at the [SPOILER]. And let’s not forget all the rest of the [SPOILER]s getting in on the action! [EXPLETIVE] me! It’s going to be great…”

Source: AMC


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