Talking Dead is a live after-show about AMC's The Walking Dead in which the host (Chris Hardwick) discusses the show with special guests (there almost always one person who is connected to the show). Several after-show episodes are available online at AMCTV.com. Media Post explained on March 16th, 2012 that Talking Dead "may be the first-ever talk show on which guests don't have to worry about promoting something or deflecting private questions".
Broadcast and FormatEdit
The half-hour series premiered on October 16, 2011, following the encore presentation of the second season premiere of The Walking Dead. The episode that followed The Walking Dead mid-season finale was an hour-long episode. The series features host Chris Hardwick discussing the latest episode with guests who are fans of the series and/or from the series. Segments on Talking Dead include an "In Memoriam", which highlights the deaths from the episode, an online poll, episode trivia, behind-the-scenes footage, and questions from fans via phone, Facebook, Twitter, or from the official Talking Dead website. After the on-air episode is complete airing, a bonus 15–20 minute segment continues online.
On December 2nd, 2012, it was announced that Talking Dead would be extended to an hour-long and move to 10pm, immediately following The Walking Dead. Due to the change in show length, the bonus online segments were shortened to around 5 minutes.
Guests and Bonus ContentEdit
|300||July 8, 2012||Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, Robert Kirkman, David Alpert and Drew Carrey use the special one hour episode to discuss the upcoming season 3. Episode announced ahead of time on July 2.||Season 3 Preview|
|301||October 14, 2012||Glen Mazzara and Danai Gurira||"Seed"|
|302||October 21, 2012||Wil Wheaton and Nick Gomez||"Sick"|
|303||October 28, 2012||David Alpert and Bobak Ferdowsi||"Walk With Me"|
|304||November 4, 2012||IronE Singleton and Gale Anne Hurd||"Killer Within"|
|305||November 11, 2012||Gregory Nicotero and Dalton Ross||"Say the Word"|
|306||November 18, 2012||Sarah Silverman and Joel Madden||"Hounded"|
|307||November 25, 2012||CM Punk and Yvette Nicole Brown||"When the Dead Come Knocking"|
|308||December 2, 2012||Robert Kirkman and Damon Lindelof||"Made to Suffer"|
|309||February 10, 2013||Steven Yeun and Kevin Smith||"The Suicide King"|
|310||Feburary 17, 2013||Robert Kirkman, Joe Manganiello and Lew Temple||"Home"|
|311||Feburary 24, 2013||Retta, Scott Adsit and Emily Kinney||"I Ain't a Judas"|
|312||March 3, 2013||Aisha Tyler and Scott Porter||"Clear"|
|313||March 10, 2013||Keegan-Michael Key, Eliza Dushku and Lauren Cohan||"Arrow on the Doorpost"|
|314||March 17, 2013||Kumail Nanjiani, Todd McFarlane and Laurie Holden||"Prey"|
|315||March 24, 2013||Reggie Watts, Greg Nicotero, David Morrissey and Michael Rooker||"This Sorrowful Life"|
|316||March 31, 2013||Chad Coleman, Yvette Nicole Brown and Norman Reedus||"Welcome to the Tombs"|
|401||October 13, 2013||Nathan Fillion and Scott Gimple||"30 Days Without An Accident"|
|402||October 20, 2013||Gregory Nicotero, Doug Benson and Hayley Williams of Paramore||"Infected"|
- In the behind-the-scenes trivia for "The Suicide King", it is said that Gregory Nicotero made his second appearance as a walker in the episode. It was actually his third.