Chris Hardwick Will Resume NBC Roles After Assault Claim Review


Hardwick to appear as guest judge on "America's Got Talent" and return as host "The Wall."

Chris Hardwick’s career is getting back on track after a review sexual assault allegations made by a former girlfriend. NBC said that Hardwick will serve as a guest host next Tuesday (Aug. 7) on America’s Got Talent and will return as host for season three The Wall game show. Production on The Wall is set to begin in the fall.

NBC’s confirmation Tuesday (July 31) that Hardwick was keeping the gigs came a week after AMC said he would be back with Talking Dead and Talking with Chris Hardwick following the review. In announcing its decision, AMC said it was the “appropriate step” after interviewing a number people in connection with the allegations against Hardwick.

He is scheduled to resume work on Talking Dead, companion to drama series The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead on Aug. 12, the date that the latter show returns for the second half its fourth season. Yvette Nicole Brown had been named interim host during the review.

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.