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AMC Orders Walking Dead Talk Show

The rumored Walking Dead talk show is now a reality, and it has a name: Talking Dead.

Deadline reports that the live half-hour show, similar to Bravo’s popular Watch What Happens: Live, will debut Oct. 16, following the encore presentation of The Walking Dead‘s season premiere. As expected, The Nerdist host Chris Hardwick will lead the weekly discussion with actors, producers and fans about the latest episode of the acclaimed horror series.

“As an enormous fan of both The Walking Dead comic and television show, I pretty much begged for this job,” Hardwick said. “Dissecting the moves of Rick Grimes and the remaining survivors after every episode is something I would be doing with my friends anyway, so the fact that AMC is actually paying to do so is a bonus.”

The Walking Dead kicks off its 13-episode season with a 90-minute premiere Sunday, Oct. 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.


  • Eric

    If Jonah Ray is not involved, then a crime has been committed.

  • Scud

    I like Walking Dead and I know this is going to get good ratins but its just not for me.

  • Weeji

    Jonah was on an episode of “This Week In Walking Dead” last season, which had a similar format to what this thing is looking to be like. I hope he’ll be a regular part of this show too.

  • RunnerX13

    Walking Dead talk show?  They should have asked Larry King to host.

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  • demoncat_4

    sounds interesting almost like the commentary tracks on the dvds .

  • Christopher Cummins

    Nothing against it, but after shows seem very “reality tv show”-ish.  If its done right i guess it could be good.  Just not sure it is necessary.

  • Mike

    This is similar to what Space Channel in Canada does with InnerSpace, which is a half hour news / talk show that covers what happened each night’s shows along with news and interviews. Looking forward to this.

  • Christopher Cummins

    problem is it seems like a show for people who aren’t even paying attention to the show.  why do we need a recap?  i watched it, i comprehended it, and i can recall it vividly months later.  why recap something directly after we watched it?  it’d be better used as a lead-in before the show.

  • Anonymous

    They slashed the budget and fired Darabont for this crap?!! Anyone who has stock in AMC should dump it and let the board of directors know why.