47-year-old Holly Robinson Peete, has not been asked to return for a second season of CBS’ “The Talk.” Rumor has it that moderator Julie Chen, was responsible for Peete being fired, as Chen’s husband is the network president.
At one point, Chen allegedly said to her co-hosts, ‘My husband [CBS president] Les Moonves can fire your a** any day,’ leaving executives ‘essentially neutered.’
After weeks in limbo, I was finally “officially” given word from CBS today that I have not been picked up for the 2nd season of The TALK. I realize there have been several reports and “leaks” for sometime to this effect but until today I was not contractually released which prevented me from moving on and finding other work.
While I am relieved to have this closure, it doesn’t diminish my disappointment one bit about not continuing with a show I worked very hard to launch and love dearly.
But I’ve been around long enough to know that while you cannot control certain situations you CAN control how you respond to them.
Read her full statement here.