AMC loves it some Chris Hardwick. The cable television network that’s been home to one, eight-episode season of the Hardwick-hosted Breaking Bad after show, Talking Bad, and no less than four seasons and 45 episodes (and counting) of the Hardwick-hosted Walking Dead after show, Talking Dead, will soon become home to the TV iteration of Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling.
AMC ordered eight episodes of the competitive talk show that originally got its start way back in April 2012 under YouTube’s $100 million Original Channels Initiative as a brand new web series on the then shiny new Nerdist Industries YouTube channel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, longtime online video veterans and mainstream funnymen Randy and Jason Sklar (who savvy online video viewers will recognize from web series favorites like Back On Topps and [“(Layers)”]) are slated to host the program.
If the show is anything like its online video predecessor, it will pit Hardwick and his crew of self-defined nerds against teams comprised of famous faces from the internet, film, and television (like Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, the cast of Mad Men, the guys from Rooster Teeth, and more) in a friendly game of bowling, the winning team of which will take home some kind of cash prize for a charity of its choice.
Here’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling‘s most viewed installment so far. It features Hardwick and company going up against Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, RJ Mitte, and Betsy Brandt of Breaking Bad. And although it’s devoid of any real kind of substance other than people bowling and those people talking about themselves and other people bowling, it’s incredibly easy and fun to watch. Give it a look