Talking Dead

AMC locks in Talking Dead host

AMC has inked a long-term deal with Chris Hardwick, the comedian and host of popular talkshow Talking Dead. The three-year agreement will see Hardwick exec produce and host the popular Walking Dead companion piece, and extend the Talking format to other AMC drama series. Talking Dead airs straight after The Walking Dead, and has fans […]

AMC hands Preacher talk show companion

US cable network AMC has continued its tradition of handing key original drama series a talk show companion. Preacher debuts with a 90-minute episode on Sunday, May 22, and its encore screening a week later (May 29) will be followed by Talking Preacher at 10.30pm. A second Talking Preacher episode will air after Preacher’s finale […]

Fox buys Talking Dead for the UK

Pay TV channel Fox UK has acquired The Walking Dead spin-off talkshow Talking Dead. The series has proved a popular companion piece to zombie apocalypse smash hit The Walking Dead on AMC in the US. Fox has worldwide pay TV rights to The Walking Dead (pictured), which is consistently the channel’s top show. Presented by […]

AMC ties down Walking Dead creator

US cable group AMC Networks has inked an exclusive pact with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The multiyear agreement comes after zombie drama The Walking Dead ascended to the top of the all-time non-sports cable ratings list in the US and became a worldwide smash. The new deal sees Kirkman continuing as executive producer […]

AMC’s Beckerman heads to Syfy

US cable channel Syfy has poached AMC Networks’ executive Andie Beckerman to become its VP, alternative development and production. Beckerman’s exit from AMC comes after the company decided to pull back from unscripted programming. She was AMC’s director of development, unscripted original programming. At Syfy, she will be based at the firm’s LA office and […]

Walking Dead midseason smashes records

The Walking Dead continues to set ratings records, this time scoring the most-watched midseason finale in series history. The eighth episode of season five took 14.8 million viewers and 9.6 million 18-49s, up 23% and 24% on the corresponding season four ratings, respectively. Furthermore, companion show Talking Dead became the most-watched aftershow midseason finale on […]

AMC poaches CMT unscripted exec

AMC has poached US cable rival CMT’s senior VP of original programming to run its unscripted efforts. Elliot Golding has become AMC’s senior VP, unscripted programming and will oversee The Walking Dead network’s original unscripted development, as well as its current unscripted portfolio. He’ll report to AMC’s executive VP, original programming, production and development Joel […]

AMC taking Walking Dead to YouTube with Nerdist

AMC is teaming up with multiplatform producer and channel operator Nerdist Industries and will release bonus footage from The Walking Dead companion show Talking Dead on YouTube. The US cable net has also signed a development deal with Nerdist and will work up its All Star Celebrity Bowling property as a potential TV series. Talking […]