PEOPLE: Olbermann returns today

Olbermann returns today

NEW YORK — MSNBC says Keith Olbermann will be back on the air today, ending his suspension for violating NBC’s rules against making political donations after two shows.

MSNBC’s chief executive Phil Griffin said late Sunday that after several days of deliberation, he had determined that two days off the air was ‘‘an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy.’’

The left-leaning cable network’s most popular personality acknowledged donating $2,400 apiece to the campaigns of Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway and Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords. NBC News prohibits its employees from making political donations unless an exception is granted in advance by the network news president.

‘Walking Dead’ picked up for second season

NEW YORK — AMC network is rewarding its new zombie drama ‘‘The Walking Dead’’ with life for a second season after just two episodes have aired.

The series premiered Halloween night as an instant hit, drawing 5.3 million viewers. The second episode, which aired Sunday, was seen by 4.7 million viewers.

Set in the Atlanta area, ‘‘The Walking Dead’’ stars Andrew Lincoln as a small-town police officer leading a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse.

Hearing delayed for Quaids

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — An immigration hearing to evaluate actor Randy Quaid’s request for refugee status in Canada has been postponed.

Quaid’s lawyer, Catherine Sas, told the immigration adjudicator Monday that she needed more time to go through documents. The case was moved to Nov. 23.

Quaid and his wife were arrested in Vancouver, British Columbia, last month on outstanding U.S. warrants related to vandalism charges.

The Quaids requested refugee status based on their belief that they were being persecuted by ‘‘Hollywood star whackers’’ and that their lives were in danger.