When Chris Hardwick isn’t talking walkers and zombies and survivors on AMC, he’ll still have a spot on the cable channel for all of the other Sunday nights, too.
AMC announced Talking with Chris Hardwick, which premieres 11 p.m. ET/PT on April 9, 2017, the week following the seventh-season finale of The Walking Dead.
“Talking will have the skin of Talking Dead, the soul of the Nerdist podcast and the guts of a Comic-Con panel,” Hardwick said. “I have loved learning how to do a talk show these last six years on Talking Dead but am eager to expand the format into other areas of pop culture.”
“Chris Hardwick is just the ultimate fan guide, advocate and conversationalist,” said Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development for AMC and SundanceTV. “He took our desire to serve the fans of The Walking Dead with an hour of discussion and analysis following each new episode and turned it into the No. 1 talk show on television, and a model that has been widely emulated but never quite duplicated, because Chris is the key.”
“We are looking forward to expanding our relationship with Chris through this new version of Talking that will allow him to do what he does best – give our viewers a front-row seat to some of the biggest topics in pop culture today and a host who has an incomparable affinity for the content they love.”
Hardwick, of course, will continue to preside over Talking Dead, as well as @midnight Monday-Thursday nights on Comedy Central, and NBC game show The Wall. Congrats, Chris!