Chris Hardwick Reinstated at AMC's 'Talking Dead' After Review of Sexual Assault Allegations


AMC host Chris Hardwick is returning to work after a review sexual assault allegations against him by a former girlfriend. The network says returning Hardwick to work at Talking Dead and Talking with Chris Hardwick is the “appropriate step” after a review that included interviews with numerous people.

It says Hardwick will return to Talking Dead on Aug. 12. Substitute host Yvette Nicole Brown will be interim guest host The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special on Aug. 5, and a guest on Talking Dead on Aug. 12.

Hardwick has acknowledged that an online post by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra alleging she had been sexually assaulted and emotionally abused referred to him. He has denied the allegations but has said the couple’s three-year relationship was imperfect and included arguments.