AMC Renews Comic Book Men and Talking Dead
Kevin Smith, Chris Hardwick
AMC has given renewal orders to two of its unscripted series, Comic Book Men and Talking Dead, the network announced Wednesday.
Both shows will return for expanded 16-episode second seasons. For Talking Dead, that's up from its original 13-episode season, while Comic Book Men is up from its previous 6-episode run in its freshman year.
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Comic Book Men, which averaged 1.5 million viewers in Season 1, takes fans inside Kevin Smith's New Jersey comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. "Pinch my fat a--, 'cause I must be dreaming!" Smith said in a statement. "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."
The Walking Dead's post-talk show, hosted by Chris Hardwick, drew 4.3 million viewers after Walking Dead's record-breaking Season 2 finale. "Talking Dead has been an amazing experience and I cannot pile enough hugs and thanks onto AMC for renewing it," Hardwick said. "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."
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