10:17am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Better Call Saul' Gets Post-Show Chris Hardwick Premiere, Finale Special
AMC continues to keep Chris Hardwick on his toes.
The cable network announced Friday that it would air a live talk show — Talking Saul — following the season two premiere and finale hosted by the Talking Dead guru.
Talking Saul will following the season two premiere on Monday, Feb. 15 as well as the finale on Monday, April 18, both airing at 11 p.m. Hardwick will host the hourlong chat, which will feature special guests from the cast as well as super fans responding to the episodes.
Better Call Saul creators and executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will be joined by star Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy McGill) on Monday's debut episode.
"The Talking franchise really started as a way to serve the fans by harnessing and providing a focal point for discussion around our original programming, and heading into its second season it’s clear Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould and everyone associated with Better Call Saul have given rise to both a vibrant fan community and plenty to talk about," said Joel Stillerman, president original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. "We are excited to have Chris Hardwick on board as host to engage the show’s dedicated and loyal fans — many of whom have followed the characters of Saul Goodman and Mike Ehrmantraut since Breaking Bad — in a meaningful and entertaining conversation around the series.”
Talking marks the latest expansion of the franchise. AMC features the post-show talker after The Walking Dead and companion series Fear the Walking Dead and did the same with Breaking Bad, airing Talking Bad after the series' final eight episodes.