Earlier this week, we reported that AMC had chosen a replacement moderator for its Walking Dead panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, tapping frequent Talking Dead guest Yvette Nicole Brown to take over the spot recently vacated by Chris Hardwick. (Hardwick stepped away from the panels at the same time that AMC announced that it was postponing the second-season debut of his chat show Talking With Chris Hardwick, in the wake of a Medium post about an abusive ex written by his former romantic partner, Chloe Dykstra.)
As soon as AMC announced that Brown—a famous, popular, and fun uber-fan of the zombie-filled drama—would be taking over for Hardwick at the Con, rumors began to swirl suggesting that the network was hunting around for a more long-term contingency plan for its aftershow franchise, in case the recent allegations forced it to cut ties with Hardwick for good. Those rumors apparently reached Brown this week, though, and she was quick to make it clear that she has no interest in taking over hosting duties on Talking Dead:
Brown was careful not to weigh in on Dykstra’s post, instead phrasing the decision as simply doing a favor for a friend. Although she doesn’t have a regular network TV gig at this exact moment—her most recent was last year’s single-season ABC show The Mayor—she’s still a prolific and busy voice actor, appearing regularly on shows like DC Super Hero Girls and Elena Of Avalor.