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CBS Cancels The Talk After 15 Seasons

We finally know the fate of The talk.

via: Variety

CBS is ending the long-running daytime chat show, which will get an abbreviated final season (its 15th) this fall, before signing off for good with what it’s calling a “celebratory sendoff” in December.

Rumors of the show’s end have been swirling for months, but CBS made it official to the show’s cast and crew on Friday morning. The news comes as CBS and the NAACP are developing a new daytime soap opera under their content partnership, “The Gates,” a partnership with P&G Studios, a division of Procter & Gamble. “The Gates,” which “follows the lives of a wealthy Black family in a posh, gated community,” is seen as a potential replacement for “The Talk.”

In a joint statement, CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach and CBS Studios prexy David Stapf said, “’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.

“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. 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.”

“The Talk” first premiered in 2010 (replacing “As the World Turns” on the Eye’s lineup) and was created by Sara Gilbert, who also hosted for the first nine seasons. It was originally pitched as an alternative to “The View” as a show discussing topics through the lens of motherhood, but later expanded its focus. Original hosts included Gilbert, Julie Chen Moonves, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Janet Winokur.

Other hosts over the years have included Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Marie Osmond and Elaine Welteroth. Crabbe, former “The Late Late Show with James Corden” exec producer, took over showrunner duties on “The Talk” this season.

Over its lifespan, “The Talk” earned 11 Daytime Emmy Awards (including for outstanding talk show/ entertainment in 2016 and 2018, as well as for writing in 2015 and host in 2017) via 56 nominations. Other kudos include People’s Choice Award (2016) for daytime TV hosting team and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series (2016).

No shade, but I had no idea people were still watching the neglected stepchild version of The View.

I personally think the national television panel show is dying out, because the media panel shows that you can watch on streaming platforms such as YouTube are willing to have conversations the major networks are too afraid to dive into.

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