UPDATE: ‘The Talk’ Canceled After 15 Seasons, Show Will Air Final Episode In December

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UPDATE: ‘The Talk’ Canceled After 15 Seasons, Show Will Air Final Episode In December

Update (April 12, 2024): The Talk is officially ending. The long-running daytime talk show had been canceled after 15 seasons.

CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach and CBS Studios prexy David Stapf said in a statement on Friday (April 12),

“‘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.”

They continued,

“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 debuted in 2010 with Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen Moonves, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Janet Winokur.

It went on to win 11 Daytime Emmys.

Throughout the years, co-hosts included Eve and Elaine Welteroth.

Original Story (March 25, 2024):

CBS is considering significant changes to its daytime TV lineup.

According to reports, the network is putting its full support behind a forthcoming soap opera titled The Gates, and may be ending The Talk to make room for the series.

As we recently covered, CBS is currently developing a new soap opera that will be the first to center around a Black family in nearly 35 years. Since soap operas are aired during daytime TV hours, just like talk shows, the network is reportedly looking at its current lineup to see which programs will stay and which will go. Unfortunately, The Talk, currently hosted by Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, Akbar Gbajabiamila, and Natalie Morales as moderator, became the lowest-rated show at CBS this season, putting it in the cancellation crossfire.

The Talk has been a CBS daytime staple since its premiere in 2010. Throughout its 14 seasons, the series held some notable hosts that helped make the show successful. If you recall, TV personality Sharon Osbourne had been with the show since its conception but was abruptly fired back in 2021 over controversial remarks she made during an intense exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood. 

Additionally, reports say the show has continued to go through management changes over the past few years. Longtime producer Kristin Matthews was reportedly one of a few executives who exited the series, leaving her position last June to The Late Show with James Corden executive producer Rob Crabbe. One report notes that Crabbe has been making necessary changes to help the series’ ratings by focusing on creating depth while interviewing stellar guests such as Taraji P. Henson. Still, reports say he simply needs more time to “make his mark.”

The Talk is reportedly the third most-watched talk show on the network, largely trailing behind competitors The View and Live! With Kelly and Mark. It’s also noted that the series has not yet been renewed for a 15th season. CBS has not commented publicly about the speculative reports at this time.


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Authored by: Kay Johnson