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AMC Renews Comic Book Men, Talking Dead & Freakshow

Posted By: Staff
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 13:53


We get word today that AMC has renewed three of its shows with Talking Dead, Comic Book Men, and new to this year, Freakshow.

Talking Dead is the one hour live show following The Walking Dead that is hosted by Chris Hardwick and features various guests discussing TWD and more. It's risen in popularity as it is benefitted by following The Walking Dead, and has recently been upgraded from being a half-hour show to a full hour.

Comic Book Men follows Kevin Smith's comic book shop, Jay and Bob's Secret Stash, and the workers who go about their daily routines at the shop with various skits mixed in. The gang from Comic Book Men are also working on their own comic, The Cryptozoic Man.

Freakshow is the newest show amongst the three that follows a Circus-like family of entertainers.

Here's the official info on the renewals from AMC:



·  “Talking Dead” renewed for a third season

Produced by: Embassy Row; Executive Producers: Michael Davies and Jen Kelly

AMC’s live after show, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist; G4), serves as a platform for discussion of the network’s hit series “The Walking Dead.”

·  “Comic Book Men” renewed for a third season

Produced by Original Media (“LA Ink,” “Storm Chasers,” “Swamp People”); Executive Producers: Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy), Charlie Corwin, Elyse Seiden (Red State) and Brian Nashel

The series follows the crew of fan boys from Kevin Smith’s iconic comic shop, Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, as they geek-out over rare memorabilia and discover treasures of the comic collecting world.

·  “Freakshow” renewed for a second season

Produced by Endemol USA; Executive Producers:R. Greg Johnston and Todd Ray 

“Freakshow” follows Todd Ray’s quirky family business — the Venice Beach Freakshow. Leaving behind a successful career in the music industry, Todd realized his true passion: bringing together all things bizarre and unique, including two-headed animals, strange artifacts, eccentric performers and human wonders.