AMC Orders Additional Seasons Of ‘Talking Dead’ & ‘Comic Book Men’

The AMC Network has announced their decision to renew the fan favorite talk show, Talking Dead, that is hosted by Chris Hardwick, as well as another season of Kevin Smith’s (Clerks) comedy Comic Book Men. Joel Stillerman, the head of EVP of original programming, broke the news. “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. ‘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.”

Both unscripted series will now enter into their second year on the network. In a hilarious statement, Kevin Smith shared his feelings about the pick-up of his show ‘Comic Book Men’. “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.”

Host Chris Hardwick has also issued a statement about the pick-up of the discussion series along with a few cryptic teasers of what’s to come in the zombie hit ‘Walking Dead’. “‘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…”

Are you excited that ‘Talking Dead’ and ‘Comic Book Men’ will be back for another season?