AMC has greenlit a new 30-minute late-night talk show, hosted by Kevin Smith (“Comic Book Men”) and Greg Grunberg (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), tentatively titled “Geeking Out.”
The series is set to debut this year at San Diego Comic-Con, and air on AMC later in the summer with an eight-episode initial run.
According to an official press release, the show will focus on “pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments.” The series is produced by Matador Content and The Weinstein Company in association with Bandwagon Media, and executive produced by Grunberg, Smith, Jay Peterson (“Comic Book Men”) and Patrick Reardon (“Wolf Creek”).
“I get all my work from my friends. Now it’s time for me to take advantage of those relationships even more,” Grunberg said in a statement. “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.”
AMC’s foray into non-scripted television began with “The Talking Dead,” and followed with series like “Comic Book Men,” “The Making of the Mob,” and “The American West.”
No timeslot or exact premiere date has been announced for “Geeking Out.”