Apparently, TNT likes the idea that AMC had with its Walking Dead after-show because they decided to rip it off completely. Later this month, live webisodes will air following the premieres of both Falling Skies and Dallas hosted by Star Trek-alum Wil Weaton and Good Morning America’s Cameron Mathison respectively.
The goal of such efforts to help viewers become more connected with the shows that they love in hopes that they will not abandon them on a whim. Serialized efforts tend to need these type of strategies to stay the course or they implode over time in the absence of constant replays. Anyways, take a look at the official press announcement which includes the names of each web series and more details.
TNT is about to take fans of the returning hit series Falling Skies and viewers of the all-new series Dallas deeper into both series with a pair of post-episode webshows. The new 15-minute digital talk shows 2nd Watch and Dallas Round-Up will feature discussions on each week’s episodes, interviews with special guests from the cast and crew, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fan questions, trivia and more. 2nd Watch will air on http://fallingskies.com and Dallas Round-Up will air on http://dallastnt.com.
Cameron Mathison (Good Morning America, Dancing with the Stars) is set to host Dallas Round-Up, which will kick off with a live premiere episode Wednesday, June 13, at 11 p.m. (ET), immediately following the two-hour East Coast premiere of Dallas. Dallas Round-Up will air for nine weeks and will feature such guests as Dallas stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong and Callard Harris; guest star Mitch Pileggi and executive producer/writer Cynthia Cidre and executive producer Michael M. Robin. Dallas Round-Up is presented by Lowe’s.
Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Leverage) will host 2nd Watch, which is set to launch with a live premiere episode Sunday, June 17, at 11 p.m. (ET), after the two-hour East Coast season premiere of Falling Skies. Airing over nine weeks, 2nd Watch is slated to feature such Falling Skies cast members as 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.