AMC has announced a second season pick-up for its unscripted series “Talking Dead”, the network’s first live after-show that serves as a platform for discussion for the network’s zombie-themed “The Walking Dead.”
“Talking Dead” is executive produced by Michael Davies and co-executive produced by Jen Kelly from Embassy Row. Chris Hardwick is the host. Season Two will consist of 16 half-hour episodes.
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’ 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 ‘The 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…” said Hardwick.
“Talking Dead” features Hardwick spending time with fans, actors, producers, and TV enthusiasts, recapping the most recent “Dead” episode and taking questions and comments from viewers. Fans may continue to engage with the after-show following the on-air conclusion, online, at amctv.com for more conversations, questions, and trivia.
AMC’s Stillerman; Mary Conlon, Vice President of Non-Scripted Original Programming; Jason Fisher, SVP of production; and Ari Mark, director of development, oversee the development and production for the network’s unscripted series.
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