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Kevin Smith & Greg Grunberg to host a new late-night talk show for AMC

02.11.2016

If you love hearing Kevin Smith ramble on about all things geek, you're in luck. Smith has been a part of the AMC family for a few years now thanks to producing and appearing in Comic Book Men and that relationship looks to continue as it has been announced that both Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg will host a new late-night talk show for AMC titled, at the moment, Geeking Out. The 30-minute show will take "a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments." Kevin Smith had a few words to say in a released statement:

AMC has been my TV family for five seasons of ‘Comic Book Men’ now, so I know that ‘Geeking Out’ is in the perfect, fan-friendly network hands. I can’t wait to lose fluids on the airwaves of my favorite channel over the genre gems we’re gonna get insider access to due to gregarious Greg’s bonafides! And to make it even more of a family affair, ‘Geeking Out’ lets me work with the Weinsteins again – the two guys who started my career 22 years ago! I’m lucky to be working at all, let alone working with friends and family on a dream show where all we do is talk about all the media that makes us moist!

Greg Grunberg chimed in:

I get all my work from my friends. Now it’s time for me to take advantage of those relationships even more. I am going to get every single genre-based writer, director and actor I know to come on our show and geek out with us. And they’re going to thank me for it. I love how Kevin Smith smells and we fit together like two hibernating fan-bears. Thanks to AMC and the Weinsteins, the rest of the world is going to get to see what’s inside our dark, dank geek cave. It’s going to be a fun 30 minutes, if I can just get Kevin to stop talking and smoking.

President of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV Joel Stillerman added:

Kevin and Greg are both true fans of this content, and share a deep passion for talking about it, and engaging other fans about it. But it is their natural chemistry as hosts that really brings this idea together. As part of our growing non-fiction slate, we wanted to create a broadly entertaining venue for hardcore fans and general viewers where we can break down all things fanboy on a weekly basis; and we wanted to bring those fans great interviews and exclusive looks into the world of fanboy culture. We look forward to sharing this highly entertaining duo with our viewers.

Geeking Out is expected to premiere with a special episode covering Comic-Con International: San Diego in late July, and will be followed by eight more episodes which will kick off a weekly run in late summer. What do you folks think, are you interested in a Kevin Smith/Greg Grunberg talk show?

Source: THR

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