If you were planning on watching Talking with Chris Hardwick tonight on AMC, you’ll want to make other plans. The cable channel has pulled tonight’s second season debut from the schedule.
While the Talking with Chris Hardwick series has not been cancelled, AMC has decided to put a hold on their relationship with Hardwick for the time being. The host also won’t be moderating any AMC or BBC America panels at Comic-Con in July.
A statement from AMC reads, “We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years… We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously. While we assess the situation, Talking with Chris Hardwick will not air on AMC, and Chris has decided to step aside from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month.”
The actions follow Friday’s allegations of emotional abuse and sexual assault made against Hardwick by ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra. She alluded to his identity in an online post and Hardwick essentially confirmed that she was talking about him when he responded later in the same day.
The premiere of Talking with Chris Hardwick features an interview with Atlanta star and creator Donald Glover and was filmed over a month ago. It’s unclear how many other episodes have been filmed or what will fill the show’s timeslot tonight. The AMC site’s schedule still shows the Talking premiere.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Talking with Chris Hardwick. Had you planned to watch the premiere?