13 TWD-themed, Friday Night In-inspired shows we want to see on AMC

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Melissa McBride attends The Walking Dead Premiere and Party on September 23, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for AMC)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Melissa McBride attends The Walking Dead Premiere and Party on September 23, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for AMC) /

Friday Night In with the Morgans and Talking Dead prove that video conferencing “shows” work, so here are 12 shows inspired by The Walking Dead we’d love to see.

It all started when Chris Hardwick switched up the format so that Talking Dead could carry on after The Walking Dead despite shelter in place orders. While novel coronavirus has many Americans unable to leave the house to help flatten the curve, television has adapted to keep things moving. One such example is AMC’s new show Friday Night In with the Morgans, a show that brings fans a look inside the Morgan household.

Given the relative ease that comes with “filming” a show that is essentially a group of people talking to each other on the computer, Friday Night In serves as a template for other shows that could keep The Walking Dead fans occupied as production on the beloved zombie shows comes to a standstill.

13 Shows Inspired By The Walking Dead and Friday Night In We Want To See

1. Mondays with Melissa McBride

If Jeffrey Dean Morgan gets to wrap up the work week with Friday Night In, then there is no better way to start the week than with Melissa McBride. Unlike her costars, McBride is seldom seen outside of The Walking Dead and her fans would love a chance to see her at home in her element.

McBride is an avid photographer, so perhaps her show could be a look at some of her photos along with fun commentary and maybe some Carol-inspired cooking tips.

2. Table Reads

Imagine having a Zoom call with the entire cast of The Walking Dead while they read the scripts for an episode of the show. Instead of seeing the action play out on screen while they are in character, fans would be able to see the actors bring their TWD counterparts to life using scripts from past episodes.

That’s right – the cast from “The Grove” could come back and do a dramatic reading of the script.

It would be a chance for previous stars of The Walking Dead shows to return to the series even if the character is long gone. (Yep, that means Kim Dickens could officially come back for an episode or two)

3. Cooking and Couture with Colman Domingo

If you haven’t seen Colman Domingo’s Instagram feed lately, the Fear the Walking Dead star has been living large during quarantine, immersing himself in everything from cooking to gardening. When he goes live on the ‘gram he channels his Fear TWD counterpart Victor Strand, the only man to rock the apocalypse in a tuxedo.

Domingo could easily host a home show featuring his cooking and a look inside his closet, and fans are assured of a good time no matter what.

4. Alycia’s World

Fear the Walking Dead star Alycia Debnam-Carey leads a fabulous life. No matter where she is she is impeccably dressed and she always has a smile on her face. Not only could she offer style suggestions, but as one of Philosophy’s “Grace Girls” she could also offer her thoughts on the line’s array of products. Since we only ever seen Alicia Clark covered in blood and grime, seeing her counterpart at her best would be a welcome change of pace.

5. Cailey and Alexa Take Twitter

The Walking Dead Universe’s team of teens could come together and answer questions from viewers on social media. Newly minted teenager Cailey Fleming (TWD) and Alexa Nisenson (Fear TWD) are both teens who have been through hell and back in the zombie apocalypse, and it would be fun to see them laughing and having fun outside of the doom and gloom.

While they’re having fun, they could invite fellow tweens and teens from across The Walking Dead Universe to join in the fun.

6. Cobbler with Cooper

Cooper Andrews loves to bake cobbler, but what else can he cook? Find out when Andrews hosts his own cooking show. While he’s baking new creations, he can host chats with fellow members of the fallen Kingdom for behind the scenes discussions about life in the Kingdom and beyond.

7. Directing the Dead

The Walking Dead Universe is blessed to have several talented directors working behind the cameras. Directing the Dead would be a chance for those directors to look back at their favorite episodes.

8. Inside the Writer’s Room

Every fan wants to see inside the writers room for any of The Walking Dead universe shows. This would be a postmortem deep dive into seasons that have already aired. Instead of talking in riddles, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and World Beyond writers can discuss the nuances of particular episodes or even story arcs, offering inside information, Easter Eggs and trivia for fans.

9. TWD Cribs

The MTV staple was a massive hit for teens and young adults in the 1990s and 2000s, well before reality television really took over the TV landscape. Cribs offered an inside look at celebrities’ houses, from their lavish rides to their over the top amenities. It was glitz and glam and the biggest flexes you can imagine.

With so many members of the TWD Universe at home, TWD Cribs would be a chance to showcase some of the cast’s homes, offering a unique look inside their sanctuaries.

10. The Karen David Happy Hour

Let’s face it: Karen David is the nicest human being on the planet. While most of us fight off boredom during quarantine, she is trying to raise as much money as possible to help organizations in need through Cameo videos and awareness. Whether The Karen David Happy Hour features David talking about life, television or the essence of a good cup of tea, it would be a true feel good hour of television.

11. Talking with Tortorella

Nico Tortorella, the talented actor who brings Felix to life on World Beyond, is the kind of person you could talk with for hours. TWD fans will get to know the actor when they appear as Felix on The Walking Dead: World Beyond later this year.

As a passionate LGBTQ+ ally and author of Space Between: Explorations of Love, Sex and Fluidity, Tortorella’s show could be a safe space for discussion, ideas and creative expression.

12. Whose Voice Is This Anyway

As a very talented voice actor, Khary Payton could spend time talking about the voices he has done over the years in his own show. He might even read Ezekiel’s famous lines while doing other voices, so instead of the Shakespeare act he might do Ezekiel as Cyborg.

Payton, a passionate Atlanta Falcons fan, might even invite Seahawks fan Jeffrey Dean Morgan onto the show and together they can break down the latest football news. (If we’re lucky, they might even do it in character)

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13. TWD Bloopers Show

There are blooper reels out there somewhere and Chandler Riggs has been a vocal supporter of bringing the TWD blooper reels to fans. In the TWD Bloopers Show, Riggs can return to the fold as the host, taking fans through some of the bloopers from all of the shows in the TWD Universe.

What shows inspired by Friday Night In would you like to see while we wait for new episodes of The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and World Beyond? Let us know in the comments!