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'The Walking Dead' Live Talk Show is a Go!

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 23rd 2011 6:20AM
'The Walking Dead'AMC has announced that it's launching 'Talking Dead,' a live talk show that will air after new episodes of 'The Walking Dead.'

We know, at first the concept seems a little weird. What to expect from a zombie apocalypse spin-off show? 'Watch What Happens Live With the Undead?' Victim of the week? Tips on getting the most out of a human-only diet? How to nail that head shot?

Joel Stillerman, AMC's SVP original programming, production and digital content said that 'Talking Dead' will be "a kind of live water cooler" for 'Walking Dead' fans. "[They] are incredibly engaged with every aspect of the show," he added.

"They tweet, blog, and post comments in very large numbers, and we wanted to give them an opportunity to interact with the show in a way that they don't currently have."

'Talking Dead' will be hosted by 'Walking Dead' über-fan Chris Hardwick, who said "I pretty much begged for this job."

'Talking Dead' will recap the latest episode and air questions and comments from viewers, with Hardwick interviewing fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts. And, if that's not enough Rick Grimes action for one night, fans will also be able to continue to engage online with the after-show.

Hardwick said "This half-hour after-show gives fans the opportunity to nerd out about the story in a very public forum: What they like, what they don't like, or what questions they may have. Additionally, it will better inform viewers on making intelligent decisions when faced with the zombie apocalypse, which will probably happen sooner or later."

'Talking Dead' is slated to debut following the encore presentation of 'The Walking Dead' Season 2 premiere on Sunday Oct. 16. Then, from Fri., Nov. 4 it will air after 'The Walking Dead's encore presentation at 11PM ET.

'The Walking Dead' Season 2 premieres Sunday Oct. 16, 9PM ET on AMC.

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