Chris Hardwick is about to become an even busier man

By Nick Romano
March 01, 2017 at 01:30 PM EST
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Chris Hardwick will be doing a lot more Talking starting next month.

In light of the success of AMC’s Walking Dead aftershow, Talking Dead, the network is planning a massive expansion during the off-season with Talking with Chris Hardwick.

Talking will have the skin of Talking Dead, the soul of the Nerdist podcast and the guts of a Comic-Con panel,” Hardwick said in a statement accompanying the announcement. “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.”

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Airing in the 11 p.m. time slot on Sundays when The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead are on breaks, Talking with Chris Hardwick will consist of 60-minute episodes and feature in-depth conversations with a single guest or cast. The new show will center around Hardwick’s take on the larger pop culture landscape.

“Between Talking Dead, his podcast, and panel moderation at events like Comic-Con, there is just no one better at drawing out guests’ humanity, celebrating content and serving fans,” Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV, said of Hardwick. “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.”

In addition to hosting, Hardwick will executive-produce the series with Michael Davies, Brandon Monk, Jen Patton, and Alex Murray.

Talking with Chris Hardwick premieres Sunday, April 9, one week after The Walking Dead season 7 finale.

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