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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.”

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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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Mary
Mary

I will miss seeing Sara everyday

Ray
Ray

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.

Patrick
Patrick

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

su000
su000

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..
but-
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!!

su000
su000

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..
but-
I’ve seen those wacko ladies in links about this or that- they are LOUD dingbats / can’t believe people actually watch that crapola.

Sandie
Sandie

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

Suzi
Suzi

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

Mary SF
Mary SF

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.

Rachel
Rachel

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.

Margaret moore
Margaret moore

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

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There has been a swift turn in the CBS Daytime hierarchy.  In news this evening, CBS Head of Daytime Angelica McDaniel has exited the network and her position, following a restructuring which dissolved her position.

According to Deadline:  McDaniel’s position is being eliminated as the network is folding the daytime team into the Current Programming department headed by Amy Reisenbach.”  Angelica had been with the company for nine years.

Reportedly, McDaniel’s last day at CBS was today.  The move by CBS now makes it similar to how ABC handles their soap opera, General Hospital as it is overseen by Vicki Dummer. who oversees all scripted series for the day-pa

Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment said in a stateement: “Angelica McDaniel championed our daytime series line up with creativity, passion and energy and broke new ground by helping launch the Network’s first daytime talk show in years while respecting the long history and tradition of the dramas and game shows. We appreciate her many contributions and wish her well on her next endeavors.”

McDaniel oversaw The Young and the Restless (who’s ratings have been on a decline of late) and The Bold and the Beautiful for the network.  She also was responsible for championing The Talk to daytime television.  Angelica was promoted over a short period of time by industry standards to her position after her accomplishments.

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In her apology, Spencer told GMA viewers: “I screwed up.  The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am deeply sorry.”

Several key figures in the dance community spoke out following her remarks, and Spencer herself also spoke to them over the last few days telling viewers: “I have listened, I have learned about the bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance.”

From there, a previously recorded group interview Spencer conducted with three male dancers; Robbie Fairchild (Cats), Travis Wall (So You Think You Can Dance) and Fabrice Calmels (Joffrey Ballet), was shown as each expressed their personal journey and often the humiliation they felt as young boys when they were laughed at and made fun of because of dance.

All of this was kicked off by Spencer making a comment during the Thursday ‘Pop News’ segment on GMA, in which she talked about Prince George’s  “curriculum”.

Lara said in her commentary: “In addition to the usual first- and second-grade things like math, science and history, the future King of England will be putting down the Play-Doh to take on religious studies, computer programming, poetry and ballet, among other things.” She then paused which gave way to chortles in the audience and went on to say: “Prince William says Prince George absolutely loves ballet. I have news for you, Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts. I mean, he might! He might end up … Between the religious studies and the computer programming, I just want to go back to the Play-Doh!”

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