American Ninja Warrior personality Akbar Gbajabiamila is joining the CBS talk show as a permanent co-host for Season 12. Gbajabiamila is essentially replacing Elaine Welteroth, who stepped down from the dais on Tuesday. (Or maybe he’s replacing Carrie Ann Inaba, who, following a lengthy hiatus, officially left The Talk earlier this month.)
The former Teen Vogue editor is the second co-host to exit the CBS daytime show in two weeks, following Carrie Ann Inaba. Welteroth’s departure leaves The Talk with three co-hosts: Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots and the recently hired Jerry O’Connell.
Carrie Ann Inaba won’t be returning to The Talk for the CBS daytime talk show’s upcoming season. Inaba, who replaced Julie Chen as a permanent co-host in January 2019, had been on a leave of absence from the show since April.
CBS daytime show The Talk announced Tuesday that frequent guest host Jerry O’Connell is joining the show as a permanent co-host.
Jerry O’Connell, a favorite among daytime TV fans, is nearing a deal to become a full-time co-host on The Talk, a person with knowledge of the conversations says. He’ll effectively replace Sharon Osbourne, who left the CBS show in March. A second individual says negotiations between O’Connell and the talk show have been on and off since at least May.
After a season of controversy, extended hiatus and the messy exit of Sharon Osbourne, The Talk is coming back next year. The renewal of the sometimes rocky CBS daytimer for a 12th season came Monday afternoon.
Carrie Ann Inaba announced that she will take a leave of absence from The Talk. “I have decided to take a leave of absence from @TheTalkCBS to focus on my health and well-being,” Inaba wrote on her Twitter account. “I appreciate the support from you and my family at The Talk and hope to be back soon!”
Sharon Osbourne got a payday of up to eight figures from CBS as she left The Talk last week amid allegations of racist behavior, according to a source. “Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout and was able to spin that it was her decision [to leave the show],” the source said. A different source said that, under her departure agreement, Osbourne is not only getting big bucks, but she is free to speak out.
Sharon Osbourne has exited The Talk following an internal review over on-air comments about racism and allegations of racially insensitive behavior behind-the-scenes. “The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home,” CBS said in a statement.
Amid the ongoing probe into comments made by Sharon Osbourne during a heated exchange between her and fellow The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood, CBS is further extending the daytime talk show’s hiatus through at least this week, according to a source familiar with the matter.
The CBS talk show will stay on hiatus for another week after a discussion about racism involving co-host Sharon Osbourne went off the rails last week. Osbourne reacted with anger and profanity when asked to talk about her support and friendship with British TV personality Piers Morgan.
The Talk will go on a brief hiatus, canceling its live shows for Monday and Tuesday. The news comes after CBS announced that it would be launching a probe into an episode last week that saw Sharon Osbourne get into a heated exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood after defending Piers Morgan’s comments about Meghan Markle. The plan is currently to return to filming on Wednesday, a source says, but the show will evaluate and see where they are before moving forward. CBS declined comment, and pointed to its earlier statement on its investigation on Friday.
The fallout from the charged discussion during The Talk on Wednesday continues, with the network issuing a statement to Deadline Friday night. “We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace,” CBS said. “All matters related to the Wednesday episode of The Talk are currently under internal review.” During Wednesday’s episode of The Talk, which is not made available online by CBS, Sharon Osbourne broke down after being called out by co-host Sheryl Underwood for giving “safe haven” to Piers Morgan’s allegedly racially-charged comments about the Duchess of Sussex.
Amanda Kloots (l) and Elaine Welteroth are joining CBS’s The Talk as new co-hosts. Kloots and Welteroth, who recently appeared as guest co-hosts on multiple episodes in October and November, have landed permanent spots alongside Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Drama behind the scenes of daytime talk shows is heating up as Sharon Osbourne’s CBS show The Talk sinks in the ratings against ABC rival The View. CBS insiders say producers and network execs are “panicking” after The Talk’s ratings dropped to 1.5 million, half of The View’s audience of 3 million.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eve, a host on daytime’s “The Talk” for four seasons, said she’s leaving in December to put her personal life first. On Monday’s show, the actor and singer said she wants to focus on expanding her family. She’s been appearing on CBS’ “The Talk” from London, where her husband lives, since […]
Marie Osmond is leaving The Talk after one season as a co-host of the CBS daytime talk show. She is currently working on other projects, including a new show with ViacomCBS. Osmond’s departure comes as The Talk is wrapping up its summer hiatus ahead of the Season 11 start of production later this month.
The Talk’s Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond will host the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the cohosts announced on-air today. The awards will be presented virtually on Friday, June 26 on CBS, with leading category recipients and special guests appearing from their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional categories will be announced simultaneously on Twitter, with others presented in a separate ceremony in July.
Addressing reports that Meghan McCain wants to leave The View, a spokesperson for ABC said: “The co-hosts and The View have had an incredible season and we expect them all back for an epic year ahead.”
Less than one month after series creator Sara Gilbert announced her departure, the CBS chatfest has found her permanent replacement in Marie Osmond. Osmond is no stranger to The Talk. Since 2013, she has served as a guest panelist nearly 40 times. She’ll officially join co-hosts Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve and Carrie Ann Inaba when Season 10 begins in September.
The network has renewed all five of its daytime shows — soaps The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful and game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal along with The Talk — for 2019-20. The lineup collectively earned 56 Daytime Emmy nominations and is set to be the most-watched network daytime slate for the 32nd straight year.
CBS’s The Talk creator/EP Sara Gilbert announced at the top of Tuesday’s show she is leaving at the end of the season. The news comes a little more than two weeks after ABC announced it has ordered a second season of Roseanne spinoff The Conners.
“It’s official!” CBS announced as The Talk returned to air with an original episode and Carrie Ann Inabaas new host, replacing Julie Chen. About a month after word got out that frontrunner/frequent fill-in Inaba had won the derby to replace the wife of ousted CBS CEO Les Moonves’ on the daily talk show, Inaba made her “official” debut today, joining Eve, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.
Julie Chen is steping down from The Talk on CBS, one week after her husband Les Moonves left the CBS Corp. under pressure. Chen’s decision is effective immediately, according to two sources close to her. She will address the decision through a videotaped message to viewers on Tuesday’s episode.
Julie Chen‘s decision to sign off of last Thursday’s Big Brother with a not-so-subtle declaration of support for her disgraced husband Les Moonves is going to make it next to impossible for her to resume her day job on CBS’s The Talk, according to multiple insiders (not to mention one of Chen’s daytime rivals).
Aisha Tyler is leaving CBS’s The Talk at the end of this season, she announced on Thursday’s edition of the daytime talk show. The co-host and actress explained that she’d simply become too busy, with three other TV shows and launching another career as a director, which she’d realized she wanted to devote more attention to.
CBS’s The Talk, a daytime chatfest inspired by The View, was more popular than the ABC program in a week for the first time. Amid a backdrop of more pending changes in the lineup of The View, the five-year-old CBS talkshow edged ahead in total viewers, 2.95 million to 2.88 million, according to Nielsen estimates for the week of Jan. 5-9. This is the largest audience for The Talk since last February.
For the first time in its four-year history, CBS daytime chatfest The Talk is more popular in key demos than the show that inspired it, ABC’s The View.
CBS’s daytime panel show, entering its fourth season, scores its largest weekly audience to date and matches The View in the key demo.
It’s the 17th season for The View on ABC and the last with Walters on the air. The only other remaining original cast member, Joy Behar, departed this summer, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck left for Fox News Channel. At The View, they introduced new host Jenny McCarthy (pictured). Over at CBS, the five hosts of The Talk promise a secret-spilling opening week. They will reveal something about themselves they’ve never talked about publicly, or even told each other. It’s a tried-and-true talk-show device to draw audience members closer to the personalities on their TV.