AMC is getting its fall house in order for what shows it will be broadcasting and one of the things it’s doing is firming up what will follow Walking Dead each week. What they found in the second half of the second season is that airing Talking Dead then worked very well, so they’re going to continue with that as it now gets bumped up to sixteen half hour episodes. This year also saw the first season run of Comic Book Men with Kevin Smith doing alright and generating its own little group of fans. The show has gotten a renewal and an expansion to sixteen episodes so that it can follow Talking Dead, but it also means it’s getting cut down from an hour to thirty minutes. Which may work out better in the long run if they can excise some of the too pointless fluff.
“Pinch my fat ass, ’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,” said Smith.
“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 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…,”said Hardwick.