AMC is expanding into comedy. The cable network behind hit dramas Breaking Bad and Mad Men announced Wednesday that it has ordered its first comedy pilot called We Hate Paul Revere.
AMC renews Comic Book Men, develops two more Kevin Smith shows
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AMC's view on Kevin Smith isn't askew. The cable network has renewed Smith's unscripted series Comic Book Men for a fourth season and also has two new projects from the writer/director/podcaster in development.
As part of AMC's expanded relationship with Smith, the channel has ordered a pilot for the late-night series Hollywood Babble-On. The TV show would be based on the popular live show and podcast of the same name hosted by Smith and Ralph Garman (Joe Schmo Show).
Breaking Bad will return with the show's final eight episodes on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 9/8c, AMC announced on Wednesday. The network also announced a live weekly after-show called Talking Bad.
Following Breaking Bad will be the premiere of Low Winter Sun, a contemporary story of deception, revenge and corruption in a world where the line between cops and criminals is blurred. Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty) and Lennie James (The Walking Dead) star, with Criminal Minds' Chris Mundy as executive producer and writer. Talking Dead will debut immediately after at 11/10c and will analyze and dissect the details of Breaking Bad's final season.
AMC is having a moment. The network heads into the Emmys with 34 nominations, the most of any basic cable channel, and AMC's best tally ever. Mad Men is on the cusp of making Emmy history, trying for a fifth consecutive outstanding drama trophy. Breaking Bad ended the first half of its final season with some of its best ratings ever, while AMC's top-rated The Walking Dead returns on Oct. 14. With so much going on, AMC president Charlie Collier talked to TV Guide Magazine about his network's fortunes.
Director Kevin Smith has publicly announced his retirement from filmmaking, yet the brash auteur seems busier than ever. He produces and appears in the AMC reality series Comic Book Men (set in the New Jersey comic book store he owns), has launched a podcast and Internet radio service, and is behind the new Hulu movie-centric talk show Spoilers. The show features Smith and a studio audience chatting about an upcoming summer movie (which they previously screened). Among the upcoming movies discussed: Magic Mike, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises and Total Recall. Smith answered our showrunner survey to explain why we should log in and be spoiled...