Yvette Nicole Brown to Take Over as Interim ‘Talking Dead’ Host Amid Chris Hardwick Investigation

AMC has found an interim host for Talking Dead amid its investigation into Chris Hardwick. 

The network confirmed to ET on Saturday in which Yvette Nicole Brown has been set as the interim guest host of The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special on Aug. 5 along with also Talking Dead on Aug. 12 as the idea continues to investigate Hardwick’s conduct. 

The TV personality’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, claimed in a June essay in which she was abused by an unnamed ex-boyfriend, which many believed to be Hardwick. Hardwick has denied all claims of abuse.

Brown was also chosen earlier This specific month to step in for Hardwick as moderator of AMC’s The Walking Dead along with also Fear the Walking Dead panels at Comic-Con on July 20. The actress along with also comedian, who has been a frequent guest host on Talking Dead along with also has hosted several AMC after-shows, addressed her brand new Comic-Con gigs on Twitter on July 4, insisting in which she wasn’t “jockeying for a job.” 

“I will say This specific once. I am filling in for a friend, which I have done before. I am not jockeying for a job. I have enough of my own,” she wrote. “the idea will be my prayer in which God’s Will will be done inside midst of This specific process & in which everyone will be okay. My character will be known & sound. Nothing has changed.” 

The switch-up comes nearly a month after AMC pulled Hardwick’s talk show, Talking with Chris Hardwick. Meanwhile, NBC told ET the idea was assessing its relationship with Hardwick, who hosts the network’s well-liked game show, The Wall.

Last month, Legendary Entertainment, which acquired Hardwick’s podcast Nerdist (at This specific point rebranded as ID10T) in July 2012, issued a statement to ET saying they had removed any mention of Hardwick through their site. He was also dropped through his upcoming September appearance at the Kaaboo Festival in Del Mar, California.

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Reporting by Philiana Ng. 

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