First Promos for Kevin Smith's Comic Shop Reality Show COMIC BOOK MEN
Published: January 4, 2012 - 9:17am
The unscripted television series, originally titled Secret Stash after executive producer Kevin Smith's New Jersey based comic book store, will air exclusively on the AMC channel beginning Febraury 12th, 2012.
Set in Kevin Smith’s iconic New Jersey comic shop, the unscripted show captures the world of the neighborhood comic book store and fanboy culture. Season one, which is made up of six one-hour episodes, is being paired with AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead. During a recent guest stint on Joe Rogan's podcast, Smith confirmed that the series will premiere on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 as a lead in to the comic book adapted series' mid-season return.
The Secret Stash is a one hour series that captures the world of the local comic book store. Way before comic book culture went mainstream, the comic store has not only been a place for people to buy, sell, or trade for cool stuff; but also to hang out and be part of a community that just loves comics. Secret Stash will capture both of these aspects of comic store life. It will document the daily banter of The Secret Stash and it’s employees and devoted customers; and it will capture the fun and emotion of buying and selling collectibles and comic memorabilia that happens in comic book stores all across the country and in mega-venues like Comic-Con.
AMC’s Joel Stillerman, Senior Vice President of Original Programming, Production and Digital Content, Mary Conlon, Vice President of Non-Scripted Original Programming, and Ari Mark, Director of Development, oversee development and production for the network’s unscripted series. Eric Wattenberg from CAA represents Original Media.