Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, this gritty drama portrays life in the months and years that follow a zombie apocalypse. Led by former police officer Rick Grimes, his family and a group of other survivors find themselves constantly on the move in search of a safe and secure home. But the pressure each day to stay alive sends many in the group to the deepest depths of human cruelty, and Rick discovers that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be more deadly than the zombies walking among them.
The popularity of AMC's "The Walking Dead" aftershow "Talking Dead" -- and specifically of host Chris Hardwick's conversationalist ability to bring out the best in guests -- has moved the network to create a year-round talk franchise. Each hourlong episode features Hardwick talking with a single guest (or series cast) from across the entertainment landscape. The in-depth interviews highlight the host's irreverent, authentic take on pop culture today, and audience interactivity affords fans a fresh destination to celebrate their favorite pop icons.
A sign of the apocalypse has begun. Reports of a rapidly changing world for unknown reasons underscore this gritty drama, a prequel to AMC's uber-popular "Walking Dead." The story is told through the lens of high school guidance counselor Madison Clark. The widowed mother is raising two children single-handedly and maintains a relationship with English teacher Travis Manawa, her apocalyptic partner. The challenge of blending their families is exacerbated by unforeseen chaos, and a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold.
It turns out Chris Hardwick is also a super-fan of "Better Call Saul." The comic returns to AMC's live after-show franchise as host of the hourlong "Talking Saul," which serves as a platform to dissect the twists and turns of the "Breaking Bad" prequel. Hardwick, who also fronts the network's "Walking Dead" post show, welcomes cast members, producers, celebrity fans and others immediately following select "Better Call Saul" episodes. Viewers interact by submitting questions and comments.
Chris Hardwick is well-versed in leading in-depth conversations about zombie hordes ("Talking Dead") and shifty lawyers ("Talking Saul"). He adds a new batch of bizarre characters to his lexicon as host of "Talking Preacher," a live aftershow that provides instant analysis of the season premiere and finale of AMC's supernatural, darkly comedic "Preacher." Hardwick panels a discussion that features series cast, creators, producers and celebrity fans. Guests include star Dominic Cooper and executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin.
An extension of Bravo's "Watch What Happens" reunion specials and the original live online shows, this interactive series -- live on the East Coast -- is hosted by former Bravo programming executive Andy Cohen, who welcomes guests from some of the cable network's most popular series, as well as other entertainment stars, to chat about pop culture and celebrities in the news. In 2017, the show took on a new title -- "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" -- as part of an overhaul that included a remodeled studio offering a designated performance space for musical guests, a staple of most late-night shows.
Hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert (the creator of the program, who also serves as an executive producer), Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Eve discuss current events, pop culture, contemporary issues and family. In addition to interviews with celebrities and newsmakers, the program features musical performances, cooking segments and how-to demonstrations. The roster of celebrity guest co-hosts have included the likes of Carnie Wilson, Marie Osmond, Kelly Osbourne, and Molly Shannon.
Created in 1997 by veteran journalist Barbara Walters, "The View" is a daytime talk show hosted by women -- including Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Paula Faris and Sara Haines -- and each offers her take on the day's news during the opening "Hot Topics" segment. Later, the ladies welcome various celebrities, who join them in a chat or perform for the audience. The program also offers tips on beauty, fashion, diet and relationships. Known for their freewheeling style, the hosts are often lampooned in late-night sketches.