Chris Hardwick is returning to AMC after the network said it had completed an investigation into the Talking Dead host who was suspended after allegations of abuse by an ex-girlfriend. 


“Following a comprehensive assessment by AMC, working with Ivy Kagan Bierman of the firm Loeb & Loeb, who has considerable experience in this area, Chris Hardwick will return to AMC as the host of ‘Talking Dead’ and ‘Talking with Chris Hardwick,'” the network said.  “We take these matters very seriously and given the information available to us after a very careful review, including interviews with numerous individuals, we believe returning Chris to work is the appropriate step.”


Hardwick will now be back as host of “Talking Dead” when it returns on August 12. Yvette Nicole Brown had been tapped to fill in for Hardwick during the assessment process, but will now appear as a guest on the premiere episode instead. Brown will remain as host of a preview special of “The Walking Dead” Season 9. It’s unclear when his talk show “Talking with Chris Hardwick” will return, as it’s a summer series, and meant to bridge the gap between seasons of “Talking Dead.”