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‘Walking Dead’ Season 3 Sneak Peek During July 8th ‘Talking Dead’ Special

An exclusive preview of The Walking Dead‘s third season will air during a special edition of AMC’s Talking DeadAMC has announced that the one-time-only special will take place on July 8, 2012 at 9PM/8 C.  The hour-long live event will include the Talking Dead‘s host, Chris Hardwick, interviewing The Walking Dead‘s producers and fans, giving a behind-the-scenes look at the series’ creation, and showing off a new scene from the third season.  Before the Talking Dead special, AMC will air every episode of The Walking Dead series during a two-day marathon beginning July 7th at 11:30AM/10:30 C.  Chris Hardwick will bookend each marathon episode with updates from The Walking Dead season three set.  Immediately after the Talking Dead event a never-before-seen black and white version of The Walking Dead pilot episode will air.  Click the link for more information about AMC’s special The Walking Dead weekend.

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‘Talking Dead’ with Chris Hardwick Will Return to AMC

AMC has announced that Talking Dead–the live after show for The Walking Dead–has been renewed for a second series.  It will return this October with The Walking Dead‘s third season.  On the show, celebrities and fans discuss the latest episode of The Walking Dead and the zombie apocalypse in general.  Chris Hardwick will return as the show’s host.  Hardwick is best known for his Nerdist podcast series.  Nerdist recently launched its own YouTube channel which features a number of different shows.  On the channel Hardwick runs a weekly celebrity bowling tournament.  His most recent guests included Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, as well as The Walking Dead cast members Steven Yeun, Scott Wilson, and Lauren Cohan.  Check out that video HERE, and find more information on Talking Dead by visiting the official website.

 

Michael Rooker to Appear on ‘Talking Dead’ Tonight

AMC’s Walking Dead after show, Talking Dead, will have Michael Rooker on as a guest tonight.  Rooker plays Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead, but his character hasn’t appeared in the series since the third episode of the first season.  Recent television promos point to the characters return to the show.  Talking Dead is a live talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick (G4’s Web Soup) that airs Sunday nights after The Walking Dead.  On the show celebrities and fans discuss the latest episode of The Walking Dead and the zombie apocalypse in general.  Recent guests on the show include Matt Mogk (Zombie Research Society), Felicia Day (The Guild, Dragon Age: Redemption), and series creator Robert Kirkman.  Actress, Aisha Tyler, will join Michael Rooker on tonight’s episode.  Talking Dead is on AMC on Sundays at Midnight/11C.

Si gets grumpy: Talking Dead

Let me start by saying, I’m not one to judge harshly.  I give just about every zombie-related show, book, movie, game, etc. the benefit of the doubt.  I go in with few expectations, looking for something to like because I love zombie stuff!  Perhaps that means I’m not a particularly discerning zombie-connoisseur, but I’d rather be optimistic than to always walk away feeling underwhelmed by what I saw or read.

Last Sunday, AMC pushed past the limits of my patience and understanding when they aired something so “UN-funny” and uninteresting that I can’t hold my tongue.

AMC’s Talking Dead was HORRIBLE.  It really didn’t need to do much to make me happy: a couple insider tidbits, perhaps some well reasoned predictions, and debate – and sure, why not – tell some jokes for the masses (I understand not all Walking Dead fans are complete and utter zombie-fiction fanboys, like me).  But the hodgepodge of lip-service fan involvement, bad jokes, and inane banter was too much to bear.

Okay, I got that off my chest, but fear not!  I have a bright-side for you–though not on AMC.  It’s here: The Talking Dead (also available for free on iTunes).

The Talking Dead (yes, The Talking Dead) is a podcast put on by fans, for fans.  The show’s hosts, Chris and Jason, provide everything AMC’s Talking Dead did not–they’re funny, well-versed, and actually include fan participation in a meaningful way.  I was leery that it would hold my interest for a full hour, but the time flew by.

I would say, “Don’t take my word for it. Try them both and judge for yourself,” but I fear AMC’s Talking Dead is so bad that you may hold me liable for a lost half-hour of your life and seek revenge.  So maybe just try The Talking Dead. Seriously, what’s more fun than two “nerdy” Canadians talking about zombies?

Couple side notes: One, these guys are not afraid to talk spoilers, so be prepared. If you’ve read the comics (which if you are reading this blog, I would be surprised if you haven’t) nothing will be all that shocking. Two, they have a guest host, Dave, who has a zombie web-comic, Stranger.  (What does that have to do with The Walking Dead?  Nothing, I would have just felt like a jerk if I didn’t give him a shout-out!  You go, Dave!)

Final thought: Keep up the good work, The Talking Dead, and Talking Dead…you might want to consider, “opting out.”

-Si

P.S.  Why don’t these guys have last names? Creepy, eh?

[VIDEO] Cast of ‘The Walking Dead’ Talk Season 2

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, October, 16th at 9 PM/8C.  Season two premieres with a special 90-min episode and will be followed by Talking Dead–a live Walking Dead discussion and talk show.

Zombie Talk Show to Air After ‘The Walking Dead’?

According to Deadline, AMC is putting together an after show for its Walking Dead television series.  The live talk show, titled Talking Dead, will air on Sundays at 11 PM EST–immediately after the conclusion of each Walking Dead episode’s encore presentation.  Talking Dead will be hosted by Chris Hardwick.  (Hardwick currently hosts Web Soup on G4.)  During Taking Dead, Hardwick will sit down with Walking Dead fans, actors, and producers and discuss the most recent Walking Dead episode.  Hardwick will also take questions and comments from viewers.  Talking Dead will debut Sunday, October, 16th at midnight EST after The Walking Dead‘s 90-min premiere and encore airing.

UPDATE:  AMC’s official announcement HERE.