AMC has announced that a talk show analyzing each episode of the final season of Breaking Bad will air immediately after the completion of that weeks show. This is the second series that the network has done this for, the first being The Walking Dead.
The 30 minute talk show will be called Talking Bad and shows that even in name it will be very similar to Talking Dead. The two shows will even have the same host as Talking Bad will also feature Chris Hardwick as the host.
“I am honored to be able to give fans a peek behind the curtain for the last eight episodes so we can all say goodbye to it together,” Hardwick said. “AMC will tell you that it’s because of the success of Talking Dead or my friendship with the BB cast that they asked me to host this, but I maintain it probably has more to do with my unmistakable resemblance to Jesse Pinkman, BITCH,” Hardwick said adding in the last piece as a reference to Pinkman’s character.
“We have had so much success with Chris Hardwick and Talking Dead, the show-talking-about-a-show that attracted more than five million live viewers after last season’s The Walking Dead finale,” said AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content Joel Stillerman. “An after-show hosted by Chris seemed like the perfect way to pay homage to and countdown the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad, giving fans the opportunity to come together and talk about the end of this iconic series brought to life by creator Vince Gilligan and his amazing cast and crew.”
The set up of the show will appear very similar to Talking Dead, Hardwick will lead a discussion of every detail of the episode that aired right before his show began. Viewer questions and comments will be read on air, and the live show will feature fans, celebrities, actors and directors interacting with Hardwick on air as they react to the installment of Breaking Bad they watched just moments before.
Talking about Breaking Bad is something that many fans of the show enjoy. Discussions can be heard throughout the week following each episode both online and by the water cooler. An idea that makes sense given the success of Talking Dead, Breaking Bad will now have a talk show to accompany it during its final season.
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The Guardian Express