AMC's new talk show Talking Saul to pour over Better Call Saul's premiere

Better Call Saul AMC
First there was Talking Dead, the talk show all about everyone’s favorite Zombie-apocalypse series The Walking Dead. Then came Talking Bad, which did the same for AMC’s epic drama Breaking Bad. Now, AMC has confirmed that Chris Hardwick will host a Talking Saul show to follow the season 2 premiere of Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.

Before you get too excited, Talking Saul won’t air after every episode of the show. It will only be featured after the premiere (this Monday, February 15 at 11 p.m.) and the finale. And it won’t be a full hour like we’ve come to know and love with Talking Dead, but rather just 30 minutes, as was the case with Talking Bad.

That said, the new show will follow the same format as the others, featuring cast members from the show, producers, and celebrity fans discussing the episode and story development, along with viewer interaction from social media, telephone, and the live studio audience.

Joel Stillerman, President of Original Programming and Development at AMC, says the “Talking” franchise began as a “way to serve the fans by harnessing and providing a focal point for discussion around our original programming.” Given that after the first successful season of Better Call Saul has acquired a loyal legion of devoted fans, the network felt it was time to launch the format for the show.

Not surprisingly, both show lead Bob Odenkirk (Saul) and creator Vince Gilligan will sit on the couch for the premiere episode, alongside co-writer and co-showrunner Peter Gould.

Chances are that if the show goes well, it may be upgraded to every episode of next season. Talking Dead airs in the hour following The Walking Dead every Sunday, and has done so since the show’s second season in 2011. The concept continued when Talking Bad launched in 2013.

A special episode of Talking Dead also aired following the finale of Walking Dead spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead last October — AMC clearly loves its franchises. Hardwick noted at the time that the show could be picked up for every episode of the new season.

Here’s hoping that’s the case for Talking Saul so fans and cast members alike can pick apart and debate every aspect of Jimmy McGill’s transformation into Saul Goodman.

Home Theater

Now-canceled ‘Daredevil’ was one of Netflix’s most popular shows

Netflix recently canceled Marvel's Daredevil just a month after the premiere of the show's third season, despite reports indicating that it was one of the service's most popular shows.
Movies & TV

'Stranger Things' season 3 teaser reveals the new episodes' titles

With a sophomore season as strong as its first, Stranger Things is now moving on to season 3. Here's everything we've learned so far about the Netflix series' upcoming third season.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘Twilight Zone’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Ice meets fire in HBO's latest 'Game of Thrones' season 8 teaser

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (December 2018)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2, Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas, and more.

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ wins one of the worst box-office weekends of 2018

Wreck-It Ralph sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet stayed on top of the weekend box office for the third week, winning what was one of the worst weekends for ticket sales in the US so far this year.
Movies & TV

'Prime'-time TV: Here are the best shows on Amazon Prime right now

There's more to Amazon Prime than free two-day shipping, including access to a number of phenomenal shows at no extra cost. To make the sifting easier, here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Home Theater

Stranger Things season 3 predictions: Decoding the episode titles

Netflix has revealed the episode titles for season 3 of Stranger Things, and the eight titles could shed light on what we can expect to see when the hit show returns in summer 2019.
Movies & TV

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ trailer unleashes a bevy of beasts

Legendary Pictures has released the first full-length trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to 2014's Godzilla, which pits the giant lizard against a host of new monstrous threats.
Movies & TV

Disney reveals epic first picture from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction

The Millennium Falcon is fueled up and ready to embark on its Smuggler's Run at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the new theme park attraction set to open in 2019 at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Home Theater

Looking for the best 4K Ultra HD TVs you can buy? Here are five great options

If it's time to upgrade your old 1080p to a new 4K model but you don't know what to look for, fear not, as we're here with a list of the best 4K Ultra HD TVs to help make your buying process as easy as possible.
Movies & TV

The best Amazon Original series, from 'Bosch' to 'Transparent'

Amazon Studios may not have as big a collection of in-house productions as Netflix, but there are still lots of shows worthy of your eyeballs. Here are our picks for the best Amazon original series.
Movies & TV

HBO Go vs. HBO Now: Which streaming service is right for you?

If you're looking to get access to HBO, you might be comparing HBO Go and HBO Now. We break down the differences between the twin streaming services and see how they compare to one another.