September 22, 2011 16:08:03 GMT
'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,' the host said.
AMC is expanding "The Walking Dead" fans' experience with a new program called "Talking Dead". The network's first live after show will see host Chris Hardwick discussing the most recent "Walking Dead" episode with fans, actors, producers and TV enthusiasts as well as taking questions and comments from viewers.
Fans of 'The Walking Dead' are incredibly engaged with every aspect of the show. 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 - a kind of live water cooler," said Joel Stillerman, AMC's SVP of original programming, production and digital content. "And, we knew we needed a great host, and are thrilled to have Chris Hardwick on board. He is genuinely knowledgeable about the genre, and truly entertaining."
The first episode of the half-hour show is set for October 16, right after the encore of "The Walking Dead". Then beginning on Friday, November 4, the series premieres following 'The Walking Dead' encore presentation at 11 P.M.