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Sara Gilbert’s Emotional Farewell As She Signs Off On ‘The Talk’

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Friday brought tears and memories on CBS’ afternoon series, The Talk.  For this was the day that the final episode with Sara Gilbert as one of the ladies at ‘The Talk’ table.  Earlier this year, Gilbert announced that at the end of the series 9th season she was taking her final bow.

Sara was the originator and creator of The Talk as she had the genesis of this talk show idea, and has remained an executive producer of the series.  Gilbert decided it was time to step away to devote time to her blossoming career in front of the camera and behind the scenes, while juggling her home life with her wife and kids.

In her last episode, her co-hosts: Sheryl Undrewood, Carrie Anna Inaba, Eve, and Sharon Osbourne each took turns honoring Sara, as she also had words to say to each of them as she prepared for her final goodbye.

Sharon Osbourne is overcome with tears, but began her thoughts on Sara’s departure: “I hate doing this. Coming every day, seeing Sara – she can read me, I can read her.  If there’s anything on my mind, I tell Sara. Now, it’s like, I won’t have Sara here.  While my husband’s been sick, Sara’s just gone out of her way to find little things that she knows he’ll like and buy for him and he considers her a friend too.  She’s like a sister that I never had. I can tell her things and she gives me good advice … It is like not having a sister with you anymore and it’s going to be hard, but she only lives down the road! (laughs) Just literally across the street. I will be paying her many visits. She’s not going out from any of our lives.”

An emotional Sara Gilbert expressed to Osbourne: “Sharon, you know, I went to pull my thoughts together and it was literally like, I thought, ‘What do I say?’ It was just like that cliché of not having words.” Gilbert next shares a story from the beginning of the show back in 2010.  “I really wanted Sharon to be on this panel and I fought for her to be here and she wanted to do it and I was so grateful.  I know this is like completely unprofessional, but right after she got the job, I called her and I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m doing. How do I do this?’ And she said, ‘Just be yourself’ and you gave me permission to do that over these years.  And, we’ve shared so much together, so much joy and pain. We’ve been there with each other and for each other through so many moments… I love you and I know this is not a goodbye and that we’re going to be in each other’s lives. I’ll make sure of that.”

Later, Sara’s wife, Linda Perry and daughter, Sawyer performed a song in her honor called “Mama”. But it appears Gilbert was expecting another song, when Sawyer confessed: “She thinks we’re playing ‘Shallow,’ but I didn’t think that was special enough, so I wrote you a song. It’s called ‘Mama.’”

In the final moments of the episode, and surrounded by The Talk producers, CBS executive, Angelica McDaniel and the crew and backstage personnel of the series, Sara said her final words to the viewers: “You’ve let me into your homes, and you let me have a voice, and I will miss that more than you know. This show has always been about community and connection, and I want to thank you for letting me belong, and thank you for listening.”

On Twitter, Gilbert said after the broadcast aired:Thank you to my family at #thetalk for years of love and laughter. And special thanks to our audience for keeping our conversation going.”

Watch three of the emotional moments from Sara’s final ‘Talk’ episode below. Then let us know, if you will miss Sara on the series, and if you caught today’s memorable episode in the comment section.

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Something seems to be wrong with those women..
Keeerips- you’d think someone died..

No doubt those drama queens will be having tea and phone convos, texting, shopping and lunches being up in each others business, often..

Sounded like a eulogy .. LOL

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I liked Sara. Matter of fact, her and Julie were the ONLY two talented ladies on the show whose “View” I cared about. The rest can go pound salt!

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‘This Is Us’ Series Finale Scores 6.4 Million Viewers and 1.3 in Key Demo; Bests Since November 2020

Last night’s This Is Us series finale wrapped up the story of the Pearson family with a tender episode that saw the NBC drama nab some of its best ratings numbers since November of 2020.

According to NBC, the final was watched by 6.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the key 18-49 demo.  That marks the highest demo rating since November 10, 2020 and the highest total viewer count since November 17, 2020.

Throughout its six season run, This Is Us continued to be the top broadcast-rated drama every season.

In addition the grand finale also scored amazingly well all across social media, generating 1.5 million interactions across platforms from Twitter to Instagram.

So, what did you think of the series finale of This Is Us? Share your thoughts below.

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As This Is Us concludes tonight on NBC (9 pm ET/8 pm CT) after its successful six-year run, the creator of This Is Us, Dan Fogelman, took a moment to reflect on what the show has meant to him and to the audience by penning a love letter to the show which he shared on his Twitter account.

Fogelman included in his parting words for the series: “The end of This Is Us has been a bittersweet, but lovely march for those who have worked on it. We’ve no had so many occasions to clink glasses, and give gifts, and say sentimental things to other sentimental people at a sentimental moment in time.”

He added for the viewers: “I hope tonight satisfies and leaves you thinking, and feeling, and even smiling. I hope it makes you feel as full as your response to the show has made us feel, all these years.”

In his sign-off, Fogelman expressed:  And so, from the bottom of my heart, on behalf of all of “Us” … Thank you for taking the train ride with us.  It’s been the trip of a lifetime.”

You can read Dan’s full letter/post below.

So, This Is Us fans, has the show been an incredible journey for you to watch over the last six seasons? Let us know your thoughts as we get ready to say goodbye to one of the best family drama in television history via the comment section.

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More loss for the Guiding Light family.  Now comes word on Monday that Lee Lawson, who played Bea Reardon on the CBS daytime drama series from 1981-1990, passed away Sunday night in Los Angeles at 81-years-old.

What makes this all the more heartbreaking is that Guiding Light and soap fans just recently mourned the loss of one of Lee’s on-screen daughter’s Lisa Brown (Ex-Nola Reardon) who died back in November of last year.

According to Lee’s dear friend, Marian-Hailey Moss via Facebook, she shared: “My down-to-earth, sassy smart and beautiful friend LEE LAWSON is telling it like it is in a better place. A fine actress and a super generous friend. I’ll meetcha there LEE!! 1941-2022❤️

In addition to her time in Springfield, Lawson also appeared in for a time in 1979 on One Life to Live in the role of Wanda Wolek and started her soap acting career on Love of Life in 1965 in the part of Barbara Sterling.

Lawson also appeared on numerous primetime television shows from Kojak to Maude and many others.

We will share more information as it comes to light on Lee’s passing.

Below check out some scenes between Bea and Nola from Guiding Light.

Share your remembrances of Lee Lawson as Bea Reardon and your condolences in the comment section below.

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