Kevin Smith's reality series "Comic Book Men" and the "Walking Dead" after-show "Talking Dead" have been renewed by AMC, the network said Wednesday. Both series will go into their second seasons with the renewals and will air 16-episode seasons.
"Pinch my fat ass, 'cause I must be dreaming!" Smith said of the renewal. "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!"
"Comic Book Men" follows the fanboy exploits that occur at Smith's New Jersey comic-book shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash. The series is executive-produced by Smith, Charlie Corwin's Original Media and Elyse Seiden.
"Talking Dead," meanwhile, follows AMC's zombie hit "The Walking Dead" for a robust discussion of the series hosted by Nerdist and G4's Chris Hardwick.
“‘Talking Dead’ has been an amazing experience and I cannot pile enough hugs and thanks onto AMC for renewing it," Hardwick enthused. "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…"