Jordin Althaus/AMC(LOS ANGELES) — AMC has given the temporary hosting reins of Chris Hardwick’s AMC shows to actress, self-described geek, and popular Talking Dead panelist Yvette Nicole Brown.
AMC annouced the news in a statement to Variety.
“Yvette Nicole Brown will step in as an interim guest host of The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special on August 5 and Talking Dead when it returns following the premiere of Fear the Walking Deadon August 12, as we work to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick,” the statement read.
The news comes less than two weeks after AMC announced that Brown would also serve as the moderator for the San Diego Comic-Con panels for both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
Hardwick stepped down from his AMC shows in June amid accusations from his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, who accused him of abusing her during their relationship and subsequently getting her blackballed from the industry after they broke up. Hardwick has denied the allegations.
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