AMC Renews Talking Dead and Comic Book Men

Remember when AMC used to be full of shows about suave mystery men, drugs, and zombies biting people's faces off? Well that was all just a distraction so it could work on its ultimate plan: UNSCRIPTED PROGRAMMING! The network that put itself on the map with Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead has steadily increased its reality programming, and has renewed two of its unscripted series for second seasons.

Talking Dead, the live chat show talking about The Walking Dead, will return with 16 episodes, one for each episode of The Walking Dead. It's actually a pretty good show that's well executed in its simplicity. Plus, if you really like The Walking Dead but don't have any friends, it's a good way to pretend you do.

Comic Book Men comes from Kevin Smith and follows the "antics" (AMC's word, not mine) of the employees at Smith's New Jersey comic store. That's about the only nice thing I can say about it; the show is incredibly boring. It also has been renewed for 16 episodes.

Expect more reality fare on AMC as it pushes its way into full-time original programming.

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