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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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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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According to Deadline. Sallie Patrick, who developed the reboot of the primetime soap with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, has stepped down as the series showrunner.

In her place will be Josh Reims, who joined Dynasty as co-executive producer at the start of season 2.

Reims, has major primetime soap cred.  He served as executive producer on ABC’s Mistresses and Dirty Sexy Money and as consulting producer on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

Patrick, will remain an EP of Dynasty, but will now focus on development for CBS Studios.  She posted a message on her Instagram about moving on, noting: “While I’m excited to move on to my next challenge, it’s of course hard to part with a world I put so much love into, from first pitch to this 44th ep, but I’m so pleased with the team carrying it forward.”

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