‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 6 Gets Online Aftershow, ‘Anarchy Afterword’

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Following the success of both The Talking Dead (a Walking Dead post-game show) and Talking Bad (which breaks down every episode of Breaking Bad), FX has decided to launch their own entry into the after-show fray, announcing today that Anarchy Afterword will follow select episodes of Sons of Anarchy during its sixth season.

Unlike AMC’s twin “Talking” talk shows, Anarchy Afterword won’t be hosted by Chris Hardwick and it won’t be on television. Instead, FX tapped writer and frequent Chelsea Lately roundtable participant Chris Franjola to host the show, which will stream on FX’s website.

Fans of TNT’s Falling Skies will recall that series got its own online post-show last season with Second Watch, wherein actor and nerd royal Will Wheaton conducted interviews with the Falling Skies‘ cast and crew following every episode of the sci-fi show.

Anarchy Afterword looks to follow a similar format, though each episode will be 30 minutes long (Second Watch episodes come in at half that) and, according to THR, the after-show will follow this season’s premiere, 5th episode and season finale.

Showrunner Kurt Sutter is the only confirmed participant aside from Franjola right now, but the show will also feature interviews with assorted other guests who both come from and revere the world of Anarchy. It’s also possible that this could represent a trial balloon for more of this kind of thing from FX, whose CEO recently indicated that there might be an interest in an American Horror Story post-show.

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The question is: is there value in this kind of programming?

Some will doubtlessly shout out yes, and perhaps they enjoy hearing a bit of insight from show creators and celebrity super-fans, but it’s also important to remember that these are, at their heart, promotional vehicles for these very valuable properties. That means that, while entertaining, these shows are not likely built to tug at loose narrative threads, question bizarre character choices, or get much real information out of guests who tend to either fawn all over the subject shows or, in the case of those affiliated with the shows themselves, say a lot without saying… a lot.

If that’s what you’re looking for, then this growing trend is good news for you. If, however, you are looking for a bit of deconstruction and analysis, though, high caliber reviews, journalist led interviews, podcasts, and the comment threads that live beneath them may offer a better – albeit less shiny and celebrity filled – alternative for you to get your fix.

Regardless of which avenue you drive down, though, it’s hard to deny that there is an abundance of good TV talk going on right now in many forms and that means that there is never a moment where we can’t step into the debate and ponder what on earth is going to happen next on any number of buzzed about shows.


Anarchy Afterword will premiere on FXNetworks.com on September 10th, following the east coast airing of the Sons of Anarchy season premiere.

Source: THR

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  1. Does anybody else remember a time when people actually talked to each other about their favorite shows? I remember the day after LOST aired, my friends and I would discuss the show. But I never thought the show needed to be deconstructed by “professionals” in the business. Maybe I’m cynical, but having a talk show about a show that you just watched seems like overkill to me. It’s completely ridiculous. Who watches this type of programming? Stoners? Remember that scene when Jax did that walk, you know the walk with intent to harm someone…Of course I remember, I watched it less than an hour ago. Does anyone agree with me or am alone in this argument?

    • I used to watch the aftershow discussion that started during season 2 of 24 that moved over when Sky bought the rights to air it from season 3 onwards from the BBC.

      That was a fun show, especially because it wasn’t afraid to get silly or make fun of certain scenes in the preceding episode, plus the interviews with cast members and showrunners.

      I’ve seen the Game Of Thrones one and other than a fun interview with Maisie Williams, I realised that there isn’t a need to do this, especially when it doesn’t air live like the 24 aftershow did.

    • Sir, I am a stoner and I resent your implication… Probably.
      From your photograph I notice you wear a blue hat and are a bit cartoonish.
      I also note that you have the same beard as the man in the picture, and that’s nice.
      I have neither watched this show nor have I read this article but, such is the power of your words I felt compelled to respond to your response. And it seems to me that yes, you are alone. So very, very alone.

    • Definitely not alone in the thought that these shows are shallow, useless, and foremost, annoying as all hell. Now, most of this hate is directed at Chris Hardwick, whose mere name makes my head hurt; but the fact that this is looking to become an actual trend in popular shows is kind of gross. I don’t know how else to put it: These shows are absolutely asinine. I was about to say I really don’t know how they’re even attempting to make this a trend, but then I realized there are about a bucket-full of other s**** shows that are among the most popular so…eff.

      • Shallow, useless, and annoying as hell. Oh… I thought you were talking about Sons of Anarchy… and I was in complete agreement. Rarely does one see such stilted acting. Everything in the show just seems forced and affected. Like watching a really bad celebrity impressionist or something.

        • Right…Sons of Anarchy is one of the best shows on the air; the performances are spot on.

  2. I’d rather see something similar to what Showtime does with Dexter, The Borgias and Ray Domovan. Watching the show while answering trivia questions and seeing factual info is interesting. What they’re talking about above isn’t that interesting to me and I’m a huge fan of SOA. I don’t see it adding anything and it sounds like the same stuff shown on the DVD special features.

    Now, if FX announced they weren’t going to wait 9 months to release new seasons or the most recent season on DVD, that would be worthwhile.

  3. I used to watch the aftershow discussion that started during season 2 of 24 that moved over when Sky bought the rights to air it from season 3 onwards from the BBC.

    • Wow, your comment is exactly the same as the first part of Dazz’s. To the letter. What a coincidence.

  4. Whats up with the little boy and the gun

  5. that was one bad epidsode,can not wait to see next weeks