Comic Book Men

AMC Announces Premiere Date for The Walking Dead, Talking Dead and Comic Book Men


AMC announced today from Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA the premiere of The Walking Dead season five on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT.  As in previous seasons, the series’ fifth season of 16 episodes will air in two-parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 12 and the final eight episodes returning February 2015.  Following The Walking Dead will be the season premieres of AMC’s unscripted series Talking Dead, hosted by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), at 10pm ET/PT and Comic Book Men at midnight ET/PT.  Internationally, The Walking Dead will return to audiences in 125+ FOX International Channels (FIC) markets within 24 hours of the U.S. broadcast, as part of FIC continued commitment to broadcast the series near date-and-date globally.

“From the opening tease in the premiere onward, season 5 is without question the most ambitious and satisfying season this amazing team has ever crafted” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “In the zombie apocalypse, event television is alive and well, and I am proud to acknowledge that this uniquely talented writing staff, production team and cast have once again raised the bar (and the crossbow).”

The season premieres of The Walking Dead, Talking Dead and Comic Book Men will coincide with AMC’s Zombie Apocalypse Week, from Monday, October 6 through Sunday, October 12, as well as the network’s annual blockbuster marathon of thriller and horror films, AMC Fearfest.  Celebrating its 18th year, AMC Fearfest will feature themed programming and more than 70 films, running from Friday, October 17 through Friday, October 31.

Today at 12:20pm PT is AMC’s The Walking Dead Comic-Con panel event, moderated by Hardwick, and season five trailer premiere in Hall H.  Following the event, the trailer can be viewed here.

At AMC’s The Walking Dead booth (#4237), fans can stop by to take photos of themselves within a recreation of Terminus, the infamous setting from the season four finale, in which Rick and his group are currently being held captive. Also at AMC’s booth, from 1:50 – 2:50pm PT, there will be an autograph signing with the cast and executive producers.

Also on Friday, July 25 from 6:35 – 8:10pm PT in Hall H Kevin Smith will reveal a new video and discuss the fourth season of his unscripted series Comic Book Men, during his annual Comic-Con panel.

Filed under: Comic Book Men, Press, Unscripted


Watch Full Episodes of Freakshow Season 2


Didn’t get a chance to catch Morgue’s bed of razors stunt or watch Jessa the Bearded Lady break a world record? If want to re-watch all of this season’s freaky moments, or even if you’ve never seen Freakshow before, you’re in luck: Full episodes of Season 2 are now available on amc.com, now through July 22.

Click here for more ways to watch Freakshow.

Filed under: Freakshow, Unscripted

4th and Loud

AMC Releases Poster for New Docu-Series 4th and Loud


AMC has released the official poster for its new docu-series 4th and Loud. The artwork features Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame and three of LA KISS’s key arena football players with the tagline, “From Arena Rock to Arena Football, KISS the rules goodbye”.

Watch a series premiere trailer for 4th and Loud and be sure to like the show on Facebook and follow it on Twitter.

4th and Loud premieres Tuesday, August 12 at 9/8c on AMC.

4th and Loud

AMC’s New Docu-Series 4th and Loud Premieres August 12

4AL_LOGO_Color_560AMC today announced that its docu-series 4th and Loud, which follows the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team, will premiere on Tuesday, August 12 at 9/8c. The 10-episode (60-minute) series will follow team owners Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, of KISS fame, along with additional owners, long-time KISS manager, Doc McGhee, managing partner/owner, Brett Bouchy and president/owner, Schuyler Hoversten, as they and the dedicated players and coaches work to turn LA’s first professional football team in years into a winning franchise.

4th and Loud is produced by Thinkfactory Media (Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Hatfields & McCoys), with Adam Freeman, Adam Reed, Chris Gillen, Erin Kelly and Leslie Greif serving as executive producers.

Take a look at the 4th and Loud series premiere trailer.

Filed under: 4th and Loud, Press, Unscripted


Play the Freakshow Seaon 2 Ultimate Fan Game


Season 2 of Freakshow has come to an end, but let’s see how well you remember the outstanding feats and amazing performers from the past 16 episodes. Can you recall what Boobzilla does with her 44R cup breasts? Or where Todd wants to open up a new Freakshow? Step right up and test your memory skills by playing the Freakshow Season 2 Ultimate Fan Game now.


Filed under: Freakshow, Games, Polls & Quizzes, Unscripted

Small Town Security

Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Chief’s Alien Origins in the Season 3 Finale

sts-brian-325What’s up all you cool people? Have you enjoyed the seven awesome episodes of Small Town Security Season 3 so far? Did this episode make you curl up in the fetal position under the covers? Wanna know more about the madness of Episode 8? If you answered yes to any of these questions then come on in, the water’s fine, as you’re about to be doused with some inside knowledge on the Season 3 Finale, “Hail to the Chief”!

I think I may have said this in the past, so excuse me if I sound repetitive, but Chief is obsessed with three things in life and they are in order: Sex, food, Beverly Hills. She will stop at nothing to obtain these things, and not even radiation stopped her from going to Beverly Hills. After surgery this was all she talked about. She HAD to go.

Originally it was just going to be Dennis and Chief in L.A. as Irwin wanted to stay in Ringgold and get caught up on some things, but Chief wouldn’t have it. She said she wanted her “Daddy” to come with her too, LOL. Apparently, this became Irwin’s pet name ever since poor Chief went into the hospital. He became her “Daddy” as he was always there for her. Seeing all the footage of those three in and around L.A. was entertaining to say the least.
Continue reading “Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Chief’s Alien Origins in the Season 3 Finale” »

Filed under: Small Town Security, Unscripted


Freakshow Q&A – Danielle Ray

FS2_Danielle_Cast_Photo_325Freakshow Mama, Danielle Ray talks about becoming an “empty nester” and her husband Todd‘s plans to expand the Freakshow outside of Venice Beach.

Q: You mentioned feelings of “empty nesting” this season. What are your thoughts on Asia and Phoenix growing up and starting their own lives?

A: Obviously, I know that Phoenix and Asia are getting older and I want them to do their own thing. But at first, it made me so sad, only because I feel like my whole existence is about them. When Asia told me she was getting her own apartment, it took me by surprise. I was like “No, I don’t want my baby to leave!” But having the extended Freakshow family there helps. Asia, Ali, and I will go out to lunch, go to the movies. Over time, I realized that now it’s getting back to me and Todd, which is good for us. We can do more things that we want to do as a couple.

Q: What’s on that list of things you want to do with Todd now that the kids are getting older?

A: [Laughs] Well, there are some things that I’ve wanted to do or didn’t have the time to do. I want to be adventurous and travel. When he goes and looks for [exotic] animals and stuff, I want to go with him. I want to be able to go out or go away for a night and not have any responsibilities.
Continue reading “Freakshow Q&A – Danielle Ray” »

Filed under: Freakshow, Interviews, Unscripted

Small Town Security

Small Town Security Q&A – Christa Stephens

sts-s2-christa-stephens-interview-325.jpgChrista Stephens, star of AMC’s Small Town Security, talks about her burgeoning hip-hop career, the mud-bogger incident, and the musical sensation that is “Speecy Spicey Meatball.”

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your rap debut?

A: That whole little ordeal just kind of happened. The guy who is rapping on the song is Chris Levar. He [was on] America’s Got Talent. His music producer is a huge fan of the show. One thing led to another and they were like, “let’s make a jingle!”

Q: Would you ever want to record an album?

A: Oh my god, yes.

Q: What do you think about Joan’s song, “Speecy Spicey Meatball”? Continue reading “Small Town Security Q&A – Christa Stephens” »

Filed under: Small Town Security, Unscripted

Small Town Security

Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Forcing the Chief to Diet in Episode 307

small-town-security-episode-307-brian-325What’s up, gang?! This week, your boy Brian is here to lay the straight dope on all you care to know about Season 3, Episode 7, “The Belly of the Beast.” (Make sure you say the title in a deep, echo-y voice for the full effect.)

Pretty crazy episode, eh? Dennis took his troops to the dragon’s den, Irwin and I tried to slay a hungry beast, and Christa was fighting… well, she was being Christa.

This was a fun episode for me to watch as this was the first time I got to see what REALLY went on in the cave and what Christa did when left alone at the office. The cave would have been fun to hang out at, as I don’t mind caves, except I’m too tall for them so I generally steer clear, as I’ve hit my head on too many things over the years. The cave they ventured in was at Raccoon Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is yet another fun, adventurous destination here in our area and you should check it out if you’re in our neck of the woods. From what I’ve heard, there’s miles of passageways to explore in those caves besides the camping and hiking you can do there.

As for Christa, I can’t believe she tore up the office over a flipping cricket! If I was there, I would have captured those damn crickets with a lot less mess. So glad Sgt. Baynes got there when he did or Christa would have destroyed the office beyond repair.
Continue reading “Small Town Security – Brian Taylor on Forcing the Chief to Diet in Episode 307″ »

Filed under: Small Town Security, Unscripted


Freakshow Q&A – Phoenix Ray

FS2_Phoenix_Cast_325Phoenix Ray, co-owner of the Venice Beach Freakshow, talks about dating, his plans for the future and his role in carrying on the legacy of the Freakshow.

Q: In episode 212, “Freaks Hanging By a Wire,” you went on some dates. Is it hard trying to date when you’re part of the Freakshow?

A: Yeah, it is. It’s just a weird thing to say, “I work at a freakshow… You can go there and see a sword swallower.” It’s just a weird thing to throw out there to a girl.

Q: How do you feel about your parents, Todd and Danielle, giving their two cents on your love life this season?

A: It’s just stressful that they treat me like I’m 13. But they’re just looking out for me. I understand what they’re saying.

Q: This season your dad showed you how to “talk” in order to bring crowds into the sideshow. When did you first become interested in “talking”?
Continue reading “Freakshow Q&A – Phoenix Ray” »

Filed under: Freakshow, Interviews, Unscripted