TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’ and ‘Dallas’ To Get Their Own ‘Talking Dead’ Style Aftershows
A good idea is a good idea, right? And even if ‘Falling Skies‘ bears a number of comparisons to ‘The Walking Dead,’ some more apt than others, what’s one more? Post-airing talk shows like AMC’s ‘Talking Dead‘ are fast becoming one of the best ways to expand brand awareness and keep viewership up after shows have aired, and TNT is finally getting into the game…with a twist.
According to their latest press release, two of TNT’s hottest summer properties, ‘Dallas‘ and ‘Falling Skies’ will receive their own post-airing talk shows to discuss each week’s episodes, interview special guests from the cast and crews, air exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fan questions, trivia and more. Rather than airing on the network however, as in the style of AMC’s post-’The Walking Dead’ talk show ‘Talking Dead,’ TNT’s segments will take the form of 15-minute web-shows airing immediately after the televised broadcast.
‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ alum and occasional ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ player Wil Wheaton will host the post-’Falling Skies’ show ’2nd Watch,’ which is set to launch with a live premiere episode Sunday, June 17, at 11:00 p.m. immediately after the two-hour premiere. Following the episode, viewers can catch the talk show at fallingskies.com.
Airing over nine weeks, ’2nd Watch’ will feature ‘Skies’ cast members Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Sanguine Carter, Mpho Koaho and Peter Shinkoda, as well as executive producers Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman, consulting producer/writer Mark Verheiden and producer/writers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle.
By the same token, Cameron Mathison (‘Good Morning America,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars‘) will host ‘Dallas Round-Up,’ beginning with a live premiere episode Wednesday, June 13 after the premiere at http://dallastnt.com. ‘Dallas Round-Up’ will include guests as ‘Dallas’ stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong and Callard Harris, as well as the creative minds behind the series revival.
What say you? Are you excited enough for the premieres of either ‘Dallas’ or ‘Falling Skies’ that you’d watch talk shows afterward? What shows do you think most deserve additional feedback? Tell us what’s on your summer slate in the comments!