Chris Hardwick will host AMC's "Talking Dead" series after investigating allegations of mistreating his former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra.
Hardwick will return as host of "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" aftershow on Aug. 12 for the midseason premiere "Fear the Walking Dead." He was suspended by AMC last month after Dykstra's essay In which he accused Hardwick of being emotionally and sexually offensive during their relationship.
"After a comprehensive review by AMC, in collaboration with Ivy Kagan Bierman of the Loeb & Loeb company, Chris Hardwick, who has considerable experience in this section, will return to AMC as the presenter of "Talking Dead" and "Talking with Chris Hardwick". We take this matter very seriously and give the information after a very careful review. Interviews with numerous individuals, we believe Chris working back is the right move, "AMC said in a statement.
AMC still has no date for the return of "Talking with Chris Hardwick", whose season premiere was After Dykstra's allegations, the team retired from the network's schedule.
AMC replaced Yvette Nicole Brown to replace Hardwick as the interim host of "Talking Dead Brown, a frequent and popular guest on "Talking Dead", will continue to host the "Season 9" preview special of "Walking Dead" on August 5. After the premiere in The midseason will star Hardwick in "Talking Dead," and Brown will now appear as a guest on the show.
Last week, Brown hosted the San Dieg o Comic-Con panels for both "The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead," a role Hardwick has held for years.
"Talking Dead" has become a fixture on the network and is one of the top cable shows of the week. The show debuted during the second season of "The Walking Dead" in 201