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AMC has greenlit to series “Talking Dead,” a live “Walking Dead”-focused half-hour chat show that will air after “Walking Dead” encores beginning Oct. 16 (the date “Walking Dead’s” second season launches).

The show is reportedly modeled after Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live,” which airs after Bravo's reality programming.

Word is if it works for “Dead,” AMC could start doing similar weekly aftershows for “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Killing” and so on.

Former “Singled Out” host and current “Nerdist” blogger Chris Hardwick, who also hosts G4’s “Web Soup,” will host the talk show.

One individual not expected to participate on the talk show is former “Walking Dead” mastermind Frank Darabont (writer-director of “The Shawshank Redmption,” “The Green Mile” and “The Mist”). Darabont was fired as showrunner this summer and replaced by Glen Mazzara (creator and original showrunner of Starz’ widely and deservedly reviled TV version of “Crash”).

Instead of Darabont, expect to see lots of Robert Kirkman, who wrote the “Walking Dead” comics and remains on AMC's payroll, talking about how smoothly everything’s been running since Darabont’s departure.

Find all of EW’s story on the matter here.

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  • Sept. 22, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Chris Hardwick will probably be the best thing about this.

    by MMacKK

    His Nerdist podcast is insightful and entertaining. A fan I am.

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    yourxgirlfriend ...

    by nico_laos

    Troll much?

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST


    by TheRevenge

    "Okay, gang. How about we talk about how all of the characters are assholes that are really, really unlikeable. And how we managed to cram one of every ethnic stereotype into the show? Oh, and let's talk about how, even when there are only a handful of people left on earth, rednecks will still be holding onto their racism and homophobia? And then let's talk about when TV writers who live in LA and have never been to Atlanta write southern people as if the only exposure they've ever had to the south is 'Dukes of Hazzard' reruns and watching 'Birth of Nation' at UCLA". More likely, they'll sit around and gush over it and say "Whoa, I really got scared this time, didn't you?"

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 6:56 p.m. CST

    AMC = The Definition of Fucking Up

    by Crow3711

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Walking Dead sucked before Darabont left

    by sofaking

    I'm sick of the perception that WD was great with Darabont in. He's not fricking Martin Scorcese! I love the graphic novel and had really high hopes for the TV translation. They had great material to work with and fucked it up. Having a post-show show is just the icing on the turd.

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    I forgot that Hardwick is a geek now

    by MooseMalloy

    What a douche.

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    AMC's steady march toward mediocrity continues

    by Badger23

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 9:09 p.m. CST

    So let me get this straight

    by lv_426

    They fired Frank Darabont primarily over budget troubles, yet they are obviously going to waste some of the production budget on this Talking Dead talk show/episode recap crap? Seriously?

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by Rhuragh

    Yeah, I love how Herc always cites that one show, instead of another little show that Mazzara was an executive producer know, The Shield. One of the top five shows of last decade, but no, it doesn't count because Herc didn't like it.

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    they should do this mad men and breaking bad

    by jsfithaca

    walking deads good, but those other two shows are much more interesting to analyze

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Glen Mazzara

    by BeMoreFunny

    Was a huge part of writing and producing The Shield, for most if not all of its illustrious run. Sure he went on to make that shitty 'Crash' TV show, but he has done some quality work in the past.

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Fail, fail....And more fail with a cherry on teh top.

    by blackflowerX

  • Someones wrong somewhere.

  • Sept. 22, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Then I confirmed that AMC is the joke. How quickly their ship turned off course.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Why are you surprised by Herc trolling?

    by BlueLando

    The guy ranks Lost as a great show, but never gave Supernatural the time of day. Despite the fact that Supernatural got far better performances out of Titus and Mark, has a better mythology, makes sense, is far more consistent AND is able to do 'gimmick' episodes that fit in perfectly with the characters and the themes of the show.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST

    I like how ...

    by nico_laos

    ... last year as each episode was coming out, the geeks on this site were creamin' their pants over each and every scene. Now, a year later, these same fucks can't stop talking about how shitty the show was. You think you're so fucking cool that you have to hate everything that other people like. But all you really do is make yourself look like some depressed, grease-stained, basement-dwelling virgin. It's the same thing over and over. LotR was awesome ... then when it was all said and done, geeks start talking shit about it. Dark Knight comes out ... we were all doing backflips over it. Now half of you go on about how 'mediocre' it was and how 'Nolan fanboys' should give it a rest. Geeks are really some of the worst kind of people. Barely intolerable on the internet ... outright painful to be around in person. I rate you people slightly above 'Juggalos.' (note: for those of you who like geek stuff but aren't like these imbeciles, then disregard this. But if you have to wonder whether or not you are one of these assholes ... you probably are.)

  • Not that I'm banned ... I just couldn't stand to listen to their bullshit.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by vertigo93

    Robert Kirkman was born, lives and works in Kentucky. So probably knows about Southern folk.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by palewook

    hope amc isn't looking to rip that off

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    See that incredible zombie poster? We dont want to show you that

    by Knobules

    Look at the cool stuff you wont get to see because grunting noises alone will do the job. Instead look forward to more dad and son go fishing and bond moments that go on for 48 minutes followed by 2 minutes of a zombie eating a rubber cat.

  • but hey, someone has to do it, right? he probably also digs ditches, and fucks sandwiches.... and someone has to do that as well.

  • Sept. 23, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    nice_laos... you hit it right on the head

    by Nick

    People, like logging on, and annoymously ripping apart things people like..... it's the internet culture... chances are, guts like yourxgirlfiend are fat fucks, who have no friends, and jerk off to beastiality....

  • Sept. 24, 2011, 1:05 a.m. CST

    So people aren't able to critize something they didn't like?

    by Xiphos_2

    Because somebody else liked it? That is some sound reasoning right there. If that is the case there is no need for AICN or any other movie site on the internet.