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Sara Gilbert Announces She’s Leaving ‘The Talk’ At The End Of This Season

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Sara Gilbert, The Talk host and creator of the series announced during today’s episode of the CBS afternoon series that she is exiting the show at the end of the 2018-19 season.  Citing that she felt her life was “out of balance” with working on The Talk, starring and being the executive producer of The Conners on ABC, trying to be there for her kids, she shared something had to give.  In addition, Gilbert also revealed she has other projects she is developing.

In her announcement, Sara admitted then rather try to “do it all” she made the decision to exit The Talk at the end of its current ninth season.  She has been with the show since 201o.

Gilbert shared to a national TV audience: “This is something I have been struggling with for a while, and going back and forth. But I’ve decided it’s time for me to leave the show.  I obviously love it here, and like I said, this was extremely difficult.  Last season, I did The Conners and, as you know, and was also producing. … I loved it and felt totally empowered.  But also, if I’m being honest about it, my life was slightly out of balance, and I was not spending as much time with my three kids as I would like and time for myself.”

CBS VP, Angelica McDaniel, who was instrumental in bringing The Talk to CBS shared via her Twitter account. “I’m grateful for my close relationship with over the last 9 years and wish her all the happiness and continued success on her next journey. She will always be family and, as you know, family can always come home for a TALK.”

Watch Sara’s breaking news below.  Then let us know, will you miss her on The Talk? What do you think of her decision to go? Her departure follows Julie Chen’s who stepped down following her husband Les Moonves’ scandal with CBS.

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I will miss seeing Sara everyday

It is strange when you work from home, certain shows draw you in sometimes just by being background noise. The one thing I like about this show is that it is a group of mown who are not angry, but always being supportive of each other. Other formatted shows could learn from their example. I was not happy that CBS tool “As the World Turns” off for this show, but the show proved itself as being a great help to people who need to hear that they are not alone, whether you are male or female, gay or straight, black, white or Asian.

I think Sara has done a great job as a moderator since Julie Chen left the show. There have many guest panelists that would be a great fit to take her place, most recently, Marie Osmond. I ma not sure a daily dose of Carnie Wilson would be a great thing for the show. But whomever is chosen, best of luck to them and the show.

this show, has now, truly lost it’s intelligence quotient : w/ Julie -AND- Sara GONE.

kiss the rest goodbye… WHICH leaves me giddy with anticipation that the show tanks at the behest of Mrs. Ozzy Osborne who’s STAR Pull has lapsed dipped and should fade after this

Hi Patrick..
I know very little of daytime tv, never have watched it..
I watach my 2 soaps, via the internet, usually, after midnight, so not daytime watching lol..
I’ve seen those wacko ladies in links about this or that- they are LOUD Dingbats / can’t believe people actually watch that crapola.

And- the Conners, whoa it’s horrible!!

Hi Patrick..
I know very little of daytime tv, never have watched it..
I want my 2 soaps, usually, after midnight, so not daytime watching lol..
I’ve seen those wacko ladies in links about this or that- they are LOUD dingbats / can’t believe people actually watch that crapola.

Almost the best news I’ve heard,,,I can’t stand Sara Gilbert. Every since the Rosanne situation,,,I’ve been DONE with this show because of Sara. Sharon Osborne is the heart of the show

Sad to see you go Sara!! Thank You for all your hard work! Best of luck to you..xxxxxooooo

A big reason these panel talk shows work is the chemistry between the different members- the show hit on its winning combo season 2, with Sara, Sharon, Julie, Sheryl and Alisha–as each of these ladies leave, the show will follow in the View’s footstep and never really recover the magic that made it a success in first place.

I began watching The Talk because of Sara Gilbert and stuck with it because of Sara. She’s witty, thoughtful, and rational. I adore her! The past several months she has shown a different level of comfort which will only make me miss her all the more. I like most of the current group, but Sara is the reason I watch so I’m not sure I’ll stick with the show. While Sharon makes me laugh, it was the balance of Sara’s comments that made Sharons outrageous remarks work. I like Eve, and Carrie has been a great addition, but they don’t draw me in the way that Sara does. A rotating guest host might be best for awhile? I always like when Carnie Wilson is there, but more as a fill in or perhaps a replacement for Sheryl. Count me out if Marie Osmond is selected. I need someone who is much more authentic. (Which is why I was never a Julie Chen fan.) I don’t have the replacement solution, but authenticity is imperative.

When did Sara Gilbert become the Talk’s creator?!!!

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‘The Talk’ Renewed For 15th and Final Season to End in December; Does Its Cancellation Make Room for ‘The Gates’?

Things just got very interesting over at CBS daytime with the announcement today that The Talk is going to end its run on the network after its 15th season, and that season looks to be shortened as the series will come to its conclusion in December of 2024.

In a joint statement, Amy Reisenbach, President, CBS Entertainment and David Stapf, President, CBS Studio, shared, “The Talk broke new ground when it launched 14 years ago by returning daytime talk to CBS with a refreshing and award-winning format. Throughout the years, it has been a key program on CBS’ top rated daytime line-up as it brought timely, important and entertaining topics and discussions into living rooms around the globe.”

Reisenback and Stapf added, “It goes without saying that hosting and producing a year-round talk show is no easy task, and we express our sincere gratitude to our amazing hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood, our Executive Producer/Showrunner Rob Crabbe and the hardworking producing team and crew.

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Giving props to those who co-hosted or worked on the show through the years including: Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen Moonves, Carrie Ann Inaba Leah Ramimi, Marissa Janet Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete, Eve, Aisha Tyler, and Sharon Osbourne, the joint statement added, “We also want to acknowledge our former show hosts and colleagues who contributed throughout the seasons. We truly appreciate the skill, creativity, and dedication everyone involved brought to the show every day.  And of course, we thank the numerous guests who appeared, and the millions of viewers who tuned in daily. For the final season, we plan to celebrate the show and give it the proper sendoff it deserves when it concludes in December 2024.”

While no firm decision or announcement has been given at this time, it seems most likely that The Talk’s time slot could be given to the new soap opera in development The Gates from CBS Studio Ventures and from longtime soap opera writer. Michele Val Jean.  As previously reported, The Gates features the lives of a wealthy Black family who reside in a posh, gated community.

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The Talk was originally the brainchild of Sara Gilbert, who had developed the show when it launched back 2010 and it replaced the beloved As the World Turns which went off the air after 54 years when CBS canceled it.

So, what do you think of The Talk being canceled? Will this make room for The Gates to begin to air in its spot beginning in 2025? Share your reactions to the news via the comment section.

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O. J. Simpson Dead at 76: Real-Life Murder Trial in Which He Was Acquitted, Changed the Trajectory of Soap Operas

Former Pro Football superstar, O. J. Simpson, who became infamous for being on trial for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, has passed away at the age of 76 of cancer.

Simpson’s family put out a statement sharing, “Our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.”

It was the murder trial that overtook the airwaves back in late 1994 and through most of 1995 that changed the landscape of daytime television forever, and in particular soap operas that many will recall.

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On June 12, 1994, Nicole Simpson, O.J.’s former wife, and her friend, Ron Goldman, were brutally murdered. When O.J. became the prime suspect, a wild pursuant of him by the police while in his white Ford Bronco was viewed on every network by some 95 million viewers. This June marks 30-years since the incident.

Ultimately, Simpson was charged with Brown Simpson and Goldman’s murders, though he was acquitted in what was dubbed The Trial of the Century.

The trial permeated the airwaves of every network and any time of day. Networks consistently interrupted soap operas while covering the day in and day out of the spectacle that was this star athlete and TV and film star’s trial.

With many of the soaps pre-empted on a regular basis, the public fascination of Simpson’s trial was to many better than a soap opera as it has all the ingredients. Writer Dominic Dunne noted the themes via an article in Vanity Fair of “interracial marriage, love, lust, lies, hate, fame, wealth, beauty, obsession, spousal abuse, stalking, brokenhearted children, the bloodiest of bloody knife-slashing homicides, and all the justice that money can buy.”

Because of the trial, soap operas lost a significant amount of their audiences. The murder trial went on for 11 months from November 9, 1994, to October 3, 1995.  They never were able to fully rebound as reality television became the next big thing.

O.J. Simpson is survived by four children: Arnelle and Jason, from his first marriage, and Sydney and Justin, from his marriage to Nicole Brown Simpson.

So, do you remember being frustrated that your favorite soaps could not air during the O.J. trial, or did you find the murder trial more intriuing than the soaps themselves? Comment below.

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‘Melrose Place’ Reboot in the Works with Heather Locklear, Daphne Zuniga and Laura Leighton

Looks like some of former residents of Melrose Place will be getting back together in a revival of the popular Fox primetime soap opera of the 90s.

Now comes word that original series stars, Heather Locklear, Daphne Zuniga and Laura Leighton are set to reprise their signature roles of Amanda Woodward, Jo Reynolds, and Sydney Andrews.

The project is currently being shopped and looking for a TV or streaming home and coming from CBS Studios. The new offering is written by Lauren Gussis, and in story, Melrose Place picks up years after the original series and would provide an update on the characters, one of whom may no longer be with us.

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In the premise, former residents will reunite “when one of their dearest friends dies suddenly.” However, things don’t go smoothly when old traumas, the reigniting of old romances and old resentments, and new secrets are revealed. Thus, throwing our characters into chaotic drama that’s reminiscent of the past, but with a much more modern perspective.

The original Melrose Place debuted on Fox back in 1992 and aired for seven seasons till 1999, and followed the young residents of a Los Angeles apartment complex. Locklear’s Amanda was a ruthless advertising executive. Leighton played Jane’s sister Sydney and Zuniga played photographer Jo. The cast also included: Marcia Cross, Josie Bissett, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Grant Show, Thomas Calabro, Doug Savant, Rob Estes, Brooke Langton, Lisa Rinna, Kristin Davis and Alyssa Milano.

According to Deadline, more original cast member will sign on if the show gets the green light. This is not the first time a Melrose Place reboot has made its way to television.  The CW revived the series in 2009 with a new cast which lasted only one season. However, Locklear, Zuniga and Leighton all made guest appearances.

So, do you hope a Melrose Place reboot with several of its original cast makes its way back on network TV or a streaming platform? Comment below.

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