AMC is about to debut its new entry in the late-night television space. The cable channel has set Sunday, Aug. 14, as the premiere date for “Geeking Out.”
The premiere follows a special preview for the show that was produced for the recent San Diego Comic-Con. The show will premiere at 11 p.m. before moving to its regular midnight time slot the following week.
The show is hosted by Kevin Smith (“Comic Book Men,” “Clerks”) and Greg Grunberg (“Heroes, “Heroes Reborn” “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens”) AMC says the show “takes a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and features talk, celebrity interviews, and out-of-the-studio segments.”
The announcement adds: “In this new episode, Kevin and Greg chat with Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk about their time on the gone-too-soon Joss Whedon series ‘Firefly’ as well as their hilarious web series ‘Con Man,’ which shattered crowd-funding records for the first season. They talk geek news and rumors, and get some behind-the-scenes scoop on the next installments of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Star Wars,’ thanks to Nathan and Alan’s upcoming guest-starring roles. Then, our hosts visit Greg’s oldest friend, renowned director J.J. Abrams, on the Universal Studios Backlot to talk about his new HBO series ‘Westworld,’ and reminisce about coming up in the business together.”
The series is a co-production of AMC and The Weinstein Company, produced by Matador Content in association with Bandwagon Media with Jerry Carita, Jay Peterson, Todd Lubin, Patrick Reardon, Brad Savage, Smith and Grunberg serving as executive producers.