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It seems that ratings were better than expected, for the show featuring Kevin Smith and four employees/customers of his Redbank, NJ comics shop. AMC President and CEO Joshua W. Sapan mentioned that the show had done well in a recent earnings call. “Then we did this second show called, the Comic Book Men, which was somewhat similarly designed to take advantage of people very interested in the genre content that The Walking Dead represents. So, it features Kevin Smith, who is a bit of a – if I can use the word, fanboy icon, who directed Clerks and it examines the world of people who are very interested in that genre of content, and it too exceeded our expectations and performed very strongly.”
There had been some talk that a female cast member might be introduced in a second season, something which might break up the cellar-dwelling stereotypes that the show tends to reinforce with its present lineup.
Combined with chat show The Talking Dead’s strong ratings, it sounds like the Sunday night nerd-a-palooza of Walking Dead, Comic Book Men, and Talking Dead may return intact when Walking Dead is back with Michonne and the Governor.
Walking Dead season three debuts in October.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.