Comic Book Men on AMC

2012, TV Show

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AMC Green-Lights Comedy Pilot, Adds Sons of Anarchy Producer to Walking Dead Spin-Off

Ethan Sandler

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 Renews Comic Book Men, Develops Two More Kevin Smith Shows

Kevin Smith

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).

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AMC Announces Breaking Bad Premiere, Live After-Show Talking Bad, Shows in Development

Bryan Cranston

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.

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Network Q&A: AMC's Charlie Collier on Breaking Bad, Mad Men and His Big Year

Charlie Collier

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.

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Watch My Show: Spoilers' Kevin Smith Answers Our Showrunner Survey

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... read more

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.

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Ratings: Grammys Soar to Second-Biggest Audience Ever; The Walking Dead Sets Records

Jennifer Hudson

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards scored its second-highest ratings ever Sunday as the music industry paid tribute to Whitney Houston, while the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead scared up big numbers as well.

Check out the Grammys fashion hits and misses

The three-and-a-half-hour broadcast nearly doubled last year's viewership with a staggering 39 million viewers ...
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Clerks and Comic Superheroes Collide in Kevin Smith's Comic Book Men

Comic Book Men

It took 41 years, but Kevin Smith is finally proving his parents wrong.

"They always said, 'Your friends are idiots. You can't sit around and goof off with your friends.' I was like, 'Yeah we can,'" Smith tells TVGuide.com of his new AMC reality series, Comic Book Men, starring his childhood friends-turned-comic book store employees Bryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen.

AMC green-lights Kevin Smith unscripted series

Comic Book Men (Sunday, 10/9c) is best described as Pawn Stars plus Clerks multiplied by comic books: one part docu-series about the crazy clerks, quirky customers and collectibles at Smith's Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash comic book store in Red Bank, N.J., and one part talk show, where the guys gather together — no confessional needed — to discuss the... read more

Kevin Smith Invades Reality TV With Comic Book Men

Comic Book Men

He brought geekdom to the masses with his films Clerks and Mallrats. Now Kevin Smith turns to TV with AMC's Comic Book Men, a reality show set at Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, the comics shop Smith owns in Red Bank, New Jersey. The fanboy auteur tells TV Guide Magazine why his newest project is scarier than a zombie attack.

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Premiered: February 12, 2012, on AMC
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Premise: Examining life in and around a New Jersey comic-book store owned by filmmaker Kevin Smith.

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