Louis CK's recent Comedy Cellar set showed that some men who've admitted to sexual harassment — or worse — apparently believe they can determine their own expiration dates for their #MeToo exiles and just as some predicted, it would give other admitted offenders permission to star plotting their returns too. Enter ex-Today host Matt Lauer recently assured fans that his own comeback is in the works.

Matt Lauer Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations: "I Am Truly Sorry"

Page Six reports that when fans spotted Lauer, who allegedly gave female staffers sex toys and even locked women in his office to put the moves on them, at an NYC steakhouse he told them, "I've been busy being a dad, but don't worry, I'll be back on TV."

Matt Lauer,<em> Today</em>Matt Lauer, Today

It hasn't even been a full year since Lauer got fired from his multi-million dollar gig as Today host, after which he published a weepy mea culpa saying, "There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions." There is, apparently, enough time for him to forgive himself and move back into the spotlight — which is sure to delight the people who've worked with him who weren't surprised at all that his dickish and creepy ways got exposed.