Yvette Nicole Brown will replace Chris Hardwick in moderating two AMC panels at San Diego Comic-Con, TheWrap has confirmed.
The “Talking Dead” regular will moderate panels for “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” on Friday, July 20. She steps in for Hardwick, who was pulled from the fan convention last month.
AMC distanced itself from Hardwick, a Comic-Con mainstay and regular host of AMC’s many after-shows, after his former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra appeared to accuse him of emotional abuse last month. The network shelved his upcoming talk show and removed him from its Comic-Con schedule.
“We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years. We take the troubling allegations … very seriously,” the network said at the time.
“Talking With Chris Hardwick,” which was slated to premiere in June, was pulled from the schedule. The network said it was working to “assess the situation” and would “take appropriate action based on the outcome.”
Brown, a self-proclaimed “Walking Dead” fan who has frequently appeared on the AMC post-show, was among several names raised by fans as a potential replacement for Hardwick.
Deadline first reported the news of Brown’s role at Comic-Con.
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