AMC Renews ‘Comic Book Men’ & ‘Talking Dead’ For Season 2

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 23rd, 2013 at 9:41 am,

AMC has announced that it has renewed two of its popular unscripted series, Comic Book Men and Talking Dead - both with an increased episode count. Comic Book Men will be bumped up from six, hour-long episodes in its first season to sixteen half-hour episodes, with Talking Dead also receiving sixteen episodes as well, upping it from its previous season’s thirteen.

Pulling in an average of 1.5 million viewers for its freshman season, Comic Book Men is pretty much the Antiques Roadshow for the geek world. Fans get an all-out nerd bonanza with director Kevin Smith, as collectors from all over the (world?) bring rare items to Smith’s famed Red Bank, New Jersey comic shop – a.k.a. Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash.

Pinch my fat a–, ’cause I must be dreaming!” said an over-excited Smith, who then added:

“A thousand thank you’s wouldn’t cover the gratitude I’m feeling right now. And as you might imagine, everyone at SModcast Pictures is in love with everyone at AMC today! Rest assured, Walt, Bry, Mike, Ming and I are suited up and ready to hit the ice for our second season with Team AMC.”

Following each episode of Comic Book Men (which is also executive produced by Smith) a companion podcast, titled The Secret Stash, is also released by SModcast network and features further discussion with the show’s cast on Comic Book Men events.

Coming off The Walking Dead‘s epic and record-breaking Season 2 finale, the series’ recap talk show, Talking Dead, pulled in 4.3 million viewers for the last episode of its first season. Hosted by stand-up comedian Chris Hardwick, Talking Dead features in-depth yet comical discussions with cast and crew about what just happened on The Walking Dead  – as well as viewer questions submitted via Twitter, email and phone.

Hardwick had this to say about the show’s renewal:

“[Talking Dead] has been an amazing experience and I cannot pile enough hugs and thanks onto AMC for renewing it. I can’t wait for Season 3 of Walking Dead, so that we can finally talk about Rick meeting [SPOILER] and [SPOILER]-ing him with a heavy-duty [SPOILER] at the [SPOILER]. And let’s not forget all the rest of the [SPOILER]s getting in on the action! [EXPLETIVE] me! It’s going to be great.”

With details of The Walking Dead’s highly-anticipated upcoming third season slowly trickling in, Hardwick’s child-like excitement is more than justified and is shared by many of the show’s fans. Without giving too much away, AMC’s hit zombie thriller will be going to a darker place (if that’s possible) with the casting of not one, but two season 3 fan-fave characters from the original comic - in addition to the awaited return of  a season one character.

Look for both Comic Book Men and Talking Dead to return this fall on AMC.

Source: AMC

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  1. really who watches comic book men..
    and can u guys possibly do a post on like witch tv shows have been canceled/renewed this year? seeing alot of tv shows being renewed today

    • uh, I do. Is it high brow entertainment? No, but it’s interesting to see what people are seeing and what comicbook paraphernalia is worth.

    • I watch Comic Book Men.

    • I do its awesome!

    • Um I watched Comic Book Men when it was on and I cant wait till the next season starts that show was so funny and why wouldn’t be cmon its Kevin Smith the only bad thing he made was Jersey Girl so dont be saying stuff like that. That show was so good I watched it every time it was on I didn’t miss one episode.

  2. I’m happy for Kevin Smith that Comic Book Men got renewed. I tried to watch an episode but struggled to get into it. I will have to give it another shot.

    I really enjoyed Talking Dead. I liked seeing the actors and writers talk about the show

  3. Love Comic Book Men. Great show for comic book fans and Kevin Smith fans. I also love the podcasts that go with the show. They are also very entertaining.

    • In SMod we trust!

  4. I have comic book or at least that is what I classify it as. My dad got it when the original Star Wars were in theaters. Anyway, my dad said they were passing them out on opening night, he got one and kept it, but he said a lot of people through there’s away. However, he got the book and kept it then gave it to me. I have had it most of my life, since i was a young kid. I was wanting to get it appraised, but I don’t know were to go. I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, do you know of anyone close to my area that might be able to appraise it? I would say it was in good condition, I am not sure were to go so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.