Paula Deen is making her return to cable TV

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Paula Deen is returning to cable TV, after a 22-month hiatus brought on by controversy after she used racial slurs.

On Wednesday, Evine Live will pick up Paula Deen’s Kitchen for a three-hour premiere, reports New York Post. Additionally, Deen will be in live segments of the show every six to eight weeks.

Deen was quickly dropped by the Food Network after a lawsuit filed in 2012 that charged Deen and her brother with both racially offensive talk and sexual harassment. When Deen admitted to using the N-word in the past during her deposition, the Food Network dropped her, even though the judge dismissed the case in August 2013.

The backlash was swift and unforgiving. Endorsements and publishing deals disappeared, with big names like Ballantine Books, Caesars Entertainment, Home Depot and Walmart running for the hills.

In fact, the race to run away from Deen was so swift that former president Jimmy Carter even remarked on CNN that Deen had sufficiently been “punished — perhaps overly severely — for her honesty in admitting it and for the use of the word in the distant past.”

It seems Evine CEO Mark Bozek agrees with Carter’s sentiments, saying that “Everybody makes mistakes,” and that Deen “has a good soul” and “a huge fan base.”