The aftershow format originated in the mid-2000s with MTV (Canada)'s The After Show, and was initially conceived to accompany unscripted programs such as reality television to fit Canadian license requirements. In the 2010s, U.S. entertainment channels began to add aftershows to their most popular scripted series, up to a point at which the New York Post wrote of the format having achieved a "saturation point" in 2016.
An aftershow's typical format, pioneered by AMC's Talking Dead in 2011, is two or more people discussing a just-aired episode. This is sometimes accompanied by bonus material from the series, or special guests such as actors or creative staff. TV channels see aftershows as an affordable way to provide more content for avid fans of popular series, and as a venue for interacting with fans directly. They are also important to channels as a means to keep viewers tuned in after a program has aired.
|Title||Program(s) discussed||First aired||Last aired||Channel||Notes|
|The After Show||Various reality series||2010||MTV|
|Thronecast||Game of Thrones||2011||ongoing||Sky Atlantic|
|Talking Dead||The Walking Dead
Fear the Walking Dead
|2011||ongoing||AMC||Began with season 2 for both series|
|Talking Bad||Breaking Bad||2013||2013||AMC||Only for final eight episodes of the series|
|Anarchy Afterword||Sons of Anarchy||2013||2014||FX||Online web series; for seasons 6 and 7|
|Rebels Recon||Star Wars Rebels||2014||2018||Disney XD||Online web series for entire show|
|After the Black||Orphan Black||2015||2017||Space / BBC America||Began with season 3|
|Talking Saul||Better Call Saul||2016||ongoing||AMC||Began with season 2; only for premiere and finale episodes|
|After the Thrones||Game of Thrones||2016||2016||HBO||For season 6 only|
|Talking Preacher||Preacher||2016||ongoing||AMC||Only for premiere and finale episodes|
|Hacking Robot||Mr. Robot||2016||ongoing||USA Network||Began with season 2; only for premiere and finale episodes|
|Mr. Robot Digital After Show||Mr. Robot||2016||ongoing||The Verge / USA Network||Began with season 2; online only|
|Raw Talk||Monday Night Raw||2016||ongoing||WWE Network|
|WWE Talking Smack||WWE SmackDown Live||2016||2017||WWE Network|
|After Trek||Star Trek: Discovery||2017||ongoing||CBS All Access|
|Beyond the Reasons||13 Reasons Why||2017||ongoing||Netflix|
|Beyond Stranger Things||Stranger Things||2017||ongoing||Netflix||Began with season 2|
After Trek is a live American aftershow in which host Matt Mira discusses episodes of the CBS All Access television series Star Trek: Discovery with guests, including celebrity fans, cast members, and crew from the series. It is produced by Embassy Row in association with Roddenberry Entertainment.
Inspired by previous aftershows created by Embassy Row, such as Talking Dead and Talking Bad, episodes of After Trek are released on All Access after each episode of Discovery is released. This started with that show's premiere on September 24, 2017, and ran through to its season finale on February 11, 2018. In January 2019, it was announced After Trek had been canceled and was being replaced by livestreams that CBS was distributing via Facebook Live.After the Thrones
After the Thrones is an American live television aftershow that premiered on April 25, 2016, and ended on June 28, 2016. It was hosted by Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan who discussed episodes of the HBO television series Game of Thrones. The talk show is executive produced by Bill Simmons and Eric Weinberger. Greenwald and Ryan previously hosted a podcast version of the show titled Watch the Thrones on Simmons' Grantland website. A similar talk show called Thronecast airs on British channel Sky Atlantic, which also discusses episodes of Game of Thrones.
The talk show was made available to HBO and HBO Now subscribers, and airs on the Monday following each episode of Game of Thrones. After the show's cancellation, Greenwald and Ryan, along with Simmons, made a similar live stream video podcast for distribution on Twitter called Talk the Thrones. Although it covers the same subject matter, it is a different production.Dan Levy (TV personality)
Daniel Joseph Levy (born August 9, 1983) is a Canadian actor, writer, producer, and television personality. He is the son of comedian and actor Eugene Levy and screenwriter Deborah Divine Levy. Dan Levy hosted an aftershow for The Hills that aired on MTV Canada for several seasons.He currently stars in Schitt's Creek, a scripted comedy series that he co-created with his father. For his work on the series, he has won several Canadian Screen Awards, among other accolades.LZ7
LZ7 are a Christian electronic dance music group from Manchester. The band was formed in 2005 by Lindz West, a member of dance band The Tribe, who had split up the previous year. LZ7 worked for many years as a part of the Christian charity The Message Trust, working with tens of thousands of teenagers each year in schools across Greater Manchester, Maidenhead and Reading. In 2012 LZ7 moved on from being part of the Message Trust and moved under the banner of independent charitable organisation "Light". The group is fronted by West who is the band's lead singer and rapper.MythBusters
MythBusters is an Australian-American science entertainment television program created by Peter Rees and produced by Australia's Beyond Television Productions. The series premiered on the Discovery Channel on January 23, 2003. The series was transmitted by numerous international broadcasters, including SBS Australia (first-run episodes, with repeat episodes shown on 7mate Australia), and other Discovery channels worldwide. The show's hosts, special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, used elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages, Internet videos, and news stories. The show was one of the most popular—on Discovery Channel, being preceded only by How It's Made and Daily Planet, both in Canada. From 2006 to 2016, the show was overseen by British show-runner Dan Tapster, working out of Sydney, San Francisco and Manchester.
Filmed in San Francisco and edited in Artarmon, New South Wales, Australia, MythBusters aired 282 total episodes before its cancellation at the end of its 2016 season in March. Planning and some experimentation took place at Hyneman's workshops in San Francisco; experiments requiring more space or special accommodations were filmed on location, typically around the San Francisco Bay Area and other locations in northern California, going to other states or even countries on occasion when required.
During the second season, members of Savage's and Hyneman's behind-the-scenes team were organized into a second team of MythBusters ("The Build Team"). They generally tested myths separately from the main duo and operated from another workshop. This arrangement continued until August 2014, when it was announced at the end of "Plane Boarding" that Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, and Grant Imahara would be leaving the show. Savage and Hyneman subsequently hosted the final two seasons alone. On October 21, 2015, it was announced that MythBusters would air its 14th and final season in 2016. The show aired its final episode on March 6, 2016.
On November 15, 2017, sister network Science Channel revived the series with the new hosts Jon Lung and Brian Louden, who were selected via the competition spin-off MythBusters: The Search. It is now filmed in Santa Clarita and on location in other parts of southern California.
MythBusters refers to both the name of the program and the cast members who test the experiments.Nessa
Nessa Diab (born May 6, 1981), known mononymously as Nessa, is an American radio and TV personality and television host.Nessa first rose to prominence for her artist and celebrity interviews on San Francisco Bay Area Top 40 station Wild 94.9 and YouTube, which led to MTV seeking her out to be on Girl Code. She has also hosted various MTV and MTV2 shows. She currently hosts the drive time shift on New York City's top rated Hot 97.Off the Block with Ross and Marissa
Off the Block with Ross and Marissa (often shortened to just Off the Block) is a reality aftershow and spin-off of Big Brother hosted by Ross Mathews and Marissa Jaret Winokur who were both HouseGuests on the first season of Celebrity Big Brother. The show premiered on June 29, 2018 as a Facebook Watch exclusive.One Nite Alone... Live!
One Nite Alone... Live! is a live album box set by Prince and The New Power Generation, containing live recordings from the intimate One Nite Alone... Tour performances. The album was released in 2002 but many of the tracks were new arrangements of songs dating from more than 20 years earlier. It was the first album since the Love Symbol Album in 1992 to be credited to Prince and The New Power Generation. Among the album's highlights are "Sometimes It Snows in April" and "Adore" at the piano, an extended "Joy in Repetition", and an energetic "When U Were Mine". Prince's backing musicians include Maceo Parker, Candy Dulfer, Greg Boyer, Renato Neto, John Blackwell, and Rhonda Smith. The entire album was recorded live from the audio console by Prince's concert sound engineer Scottie Baldwin. Baldwin's essay on the recording process is included in the liner notes.
Although One Nite Alone... Live! is put together in such a way as to suggest one continuous performance on each disc, and the sequence resembles live shows of this period, the songs were actually recorded singly at different times. The first two CDs contain the main act, the third CD the aftershow.Talking Bad
Talking Bad is a television aftershow hosted by Chris Hardwick that discusses episodes of the AMC television series Breaking Bad. Eight episodes were broadcast live from August 11 to September 29, 2013. Guests featured on the show include cast and crew members from Breaking Bad, celebrity fans, and members from a live audience.The After Show
The After Show is the title of several aftershows aired by MTV's Canadian channel, originally connected to reality series by MTV such as Laguna Beach and The Hills. Because the Canadian channel now known as MTV was originally approved as a talk channel, it is required to emphasize interactive talk programming. Companion talk shows are not required for all MTV reality shows, but in the case of "reality dramas" like The Hills, the After Shows help to contextualize the series in order to fit the channel's mandate.Essentially an extension of the channel's flagship program MTV Live, the typical After Show featured two of the former MTV Live hosts, most recently Jessi Cruickshank and Dan Levy, discussing the program immediately preceding with input from studio audience members, callers, emailers, and webcam participants. Many stars of The Hills, such as Lauren Conrad, Heidi Montag, and Holly Montag appeared in person, while several others have participated in live phone or video interviews.
The most recent format of the show included a discussion of entertainment news, fashion, and pop culture. While episodes following shows like The Hills primarily presented a discussion of that particular program, episodes airing after no program in particular often discussed more varied aspects of popular culture.
The After Show's finale aired following the final episode of The Hills on July 13, 2010. This episode was a special show broadcast live from Los Angeles, and many stars from the show including Lauren Conrad, Whitney Port, Kristin Cavallari, and Brody Jenner appeared. The last in-studio episode aired a week before. Shortly after, Dan Levy stated via Twitter that The After Show team decided to end the show on a high note, effectively confirming the show's end, at least in the form in which it had been known to that point.The Next Step (2013 TV series)
The Next Step is a Canadian teen drama series. It follows the members of a troupe from the titular dance studio, as they train for and compete in various championships, and their members deal with rivalries with other dance schools. The series is shot in a mockumentary style influenced by reality television.
The series premiered on Family Channel on March 8, 2013; the series has also spawned digital content, as well as live touring shows featuring its cast members.The Post Show
The Post Show is an interactive television aftershow on G4, covering the NBC series Heroes.The Ringer (website)
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded by sportswriter Bill Simmons in 2016.Thronecast
Thronecast is a British television series on Sky Atlantic which is presented by Sue Perkins and Jamie East. It is an aftershow to Game of Thrones, which also airs on the channel. Each episode is an hour in length and features interviews with members of the cast and crew, interaction with the audience and social media alongside analysis of the previous episode and a preview of the next episode of Game of Thrones. It was the only official aftershow for the American series until HBO aired After the Thrones in 2016 – a show which was cancelled after only one series.Thronecast was devised by Koink Productions Ltd for Sky Digital Entertainment. The series began airing online in April 2011 as a series of 10-minute podcasts presented by Geoff Lloyd to correspond with the first series of Game of Thrones. Annabel Port joined Geoff for the second series, which corresponded with the broadcast of the second series of Game of Thrones. For the third series, Thronecast became a 15-minute on-air show that was broadcast on Sky Atlantic following each episode of the third series of Game of Thrones, and featured new guest presenter Grace Dent. The fourth series was presented by Jamie East and Rachel Parris, and was 30 minutes long. The fifth series was presented by Sue Perkins and Jamie East and was 30 minutes long, except for the series finale which was an extended hour long special.Each series was also made available on Sky Go, Sky Anytime and Sky Anytime+. Series 1 to 4 of Thronecast were produced by Koink Productions Ltd for Sky Atlantic. Series 5 of Thronecast was produced by CPL Productions for Sky Atlantic.Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (abbreviated WWHL, previously named Watch What Happens Live) is an American pop culture-based late-night talk show hosted by Andy Cohen that premiered on July 16, 2009. It features Bravo's own reality programming in the manner of an aftershow, and celebrities' recent news. The show is produced live from New York City, making possible interaction with viewers by phone and social media. In November 2013, Bravo renewed Watch What Happens: Live for two additional seasons. On March 2, 2016, the show aired its 1000th episode.