Geeking Out
GenreTalk show
Comedy
StarringKevin Smith
Greg Grunberg
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersJerry Carita
Larry Struber
Jay Peterson
Todd Lubin
Patrick Reardon
Brad Savage
Kevin Smith
Greg Grunberg
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesThe Weinstein Company
AMC Networks
Matador Content
Bandwagon Media
DistributorAMC
Release
Original networkAMC
Original releaseJuly 24 (2016-07-24) –
October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)
External links
Website

Geeking Out is an American late night talk show comedy television series co-hosted by Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg. It premiered on AMC on July 24, 2016, during San Diego Comic-Con International.

Premise

Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg discuss pop culture through a fanboy perspective in this talk show that features celebrity interviews, clips, and out-of-studio segments.

Cast

Production

In February 2016, Kevin Smith and Greg Grunberg teamed with AMC, The Weinstein Company, and Matador Content to co-host a late night talk show titled Geeking Out which is expected to premiere in July 2016, covering San Diego Comic-Con with 8 subsequent episodes running weekly.[1][2]

On May 9, 2016, Deadline confirmed that the series would premiere on August 21, 2016,[3] however, it was later revealed that the series would air on July 24, 2016.

On June 9, 2016, Smith revealed that director J. J. Abrams will be a guest on the show.[4]

On July 7, 2016, AMC announced that the first episode will air on July 24, 2016 with hosts Smith and Grunberg heading to San Diego Comic-Con International.[5]

Episodes

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Comic-Con (R)"July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24)
Kevin Smith makes a pre-Comic-Con pit-stop in Las Vegas to visit his friend Matt Damon and discuss the eagerly awaited new installment of the Bourne franchise, Jason Bourne. Smith and Grunberg then head to San Diego and give viewers an all-access VIP pass through the convention, including a conversation with Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, who gives Grunberg a preview of Star Trek Beyond IMAX and a first-look at the live orchestra that will perform along with the film.[5] J. J. Abrams, Justin Lin, Simon Pegg, Marjorie Liu, Jim Lee, Garth Ennis, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Dominic Cooper, Cheo Hodari Coker and Charlie Hunnam are interviewed.
2"Nathan Fillion / Alan Tudyk / J. J. Abrams"August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)
Kevin and Greg talk with Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk about their current and past projects. Later, they interview J. J. Abrams at Universal Studios to talk about Westworld.
3"Jeph Loeb / Charlie Cox"August 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)
Kevin and Greg talk with Jeph Loeb about overseeing Marvel Television properties. Later, Kevin interviews Charlie Cox about Daredevil.
4"Jim Lee / Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick"August 29, 2016 (2016-08-29)
Kevin and Greg talk with the writers of Deadpool. Later, Kevin interviews DC co-publisher Jim Lee about Suicide Squad and DC Rebirth.
5"Adam Savage / The Flash / Star Trek 50th"September 5, 2016 (2016-09-05)
Greg builds a prop replica with Adam Savage. Later, Kevin directs The Flash; and Tiffany, Greg and Kevin discuss the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.
6"Antoine Fuqua / DC Toys / Blizzard Entertainment"September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)
Kevin tours DC Direct Toys. Later, Kevin and Greg interview Antoine Fuqua; and Tiffany explores the world of video games at Blizzard Entertainment.
7"Bryan Cranston / Stranger Things / McFarlane Toys"September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19)
Greg visits Bryan Cranston. Later, Tiffany and Greg talk to the Stranger Things kids and Tiffany gets a tour of McFarlane Toys with Todd McFarlane.
8"Mike Colter / Simone Missick . Lucasfilm / Valiant Comics"September 26, 2016 (2016-09-26)
Kevin and Greg interview Mike Colter and Simone Missick from Luke Cage. Later, Kevin tours Lucasfilm; and Tiffany is on set of Valiant Comics new project.
9"Robert Kirkman / David Alpert / Greg Nicotero / Kim Dickens"October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03)
In the first-season finale, Kevin and Greg interview the creative minds behind The Walking Dead. Later, Tiffany and Greg talk with Kim Dickens about Fear the Walking Dead.

References

  1. ^ "AMC ORDERS NEW LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW, "GEEKING OUT" (Working Title)". AMC Networks. February 11, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Pedersen, Erik (February 11, 2016). "AMC Sets Late-Night Talk Show Hosted By Kevin Smith & Greg Grunberg". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Pedersen, Erik (May 9, 2016). "Summer Premiere & Return Dates: 2016 Edition". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  4. ^ Smith, Kevin (June 9, 2016). "This is me & @greggrunberg hard at work on our new @amc_tv show #GeekingOut yesterday, interviewing a fledgling director named #jjabrams on the steps of the #Psycho house at the @unistudios". Facebook. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "AMC IS "GEEKING OUT" AT COMIC-CON® INTERNATIONAL WITH A SPECIAL EPISODE OF THE NEW LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW HOSTED BY KEVIN SMITH AND GREG GRUNBERG AIRING SUNDAY, JULY 24 AT 10 PM ET/PT". AMC Networks. July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.