AMC thinks you’ll watch a weekly Walking Dead talk show. Really?
You’ve watched The Walking Dead. Maybe you’ve even live-tweeted an episode. But do you love that particular zombie world so much you’d watch a weekly talk show about it? AMC thinks so.
Apparently, AMC was so wowed by the success of its Real Housewives talk show spinoff that it’s already shot a pilot for one based on The Walking Dead. MTV’s Chris Hardwick, who recently hosted a series of Doctor Who specials for BBC America, acted as host.
According to Vulture:
This would indicate that AMC is considering a launch of the as-yet untitled project in conjunction with this October’s return of Dead, though we haven’t been able to confirm that (and it’s likely that it would be designed to air after other AMC shows, not just Dead). What’s more, because this was just a pilot, it’s possible there could be format tweaks or that Hardwick might not be a part of the project should it go to series. If AMC decides to move forward with the show in time for Dead, it would likely do so within the next few weeks.
Considering AMC’s widely reported budget woes, a talk show would be an inexpensive way to get additional hours of programming tied in to its hit shows. But the question is—are audiences who like to see zombies ripping into humans on Walking Dead going to want to watch humans ripping into zombies on a Walking Dead talk show?
Would you tune in?