The post Walking Dead talk show even lost a female executive producer in advance of the host's return after being investigated by AMC Networks over abuse allegations by his ex-girlfriend.
However, AMC reinstated him last month after conducting an internal investigation, and NBC followed suit.
The network said that after reviewing the investigation's findings, they had determined that Hardwick returning to work "is the appropriate step."
"We take these matters very seriously and given the information available to us after a very careful review, including interviews with numerous individuals, we believe returning Chris to work is the appropriate step," AMC said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
The Wrap also reported Friday that Hardwick had an emotional meeting this week with the Talking Dead staff and made himself available for one on one meetings.