CBS ' The Talk creator / EP Sara Gilbert announced at the top of Tuesday's broadcast that she is leaving the daily show at the end of the season.
with for a while, and going back and forth, but I've decided it's time for me to leave the show, "Gilbert started.
News comes little more than two weeks after ABC announced it has ordered a second season or Roseanne spinoff The Conner s, after series' producer Werner Entertainment secured new deals with the core cast of Roseanne veterans, including Gilbert. ABC did not reveal number of episodes ordered, but it is expected to be 13-episode ish.
"It was extremely difficult," Gilbert continued emotionally on Tuesday's The Talk.
"Last season I did The Conners and, as you know, also producing … and I loved it and felt totally empowered. But my life was slightly out of balance, and I was not spending much time with my three kids if I wanted. ”
As she develops more programs to produce and opportunities to act, she said she realized she could not.
The Talk's second major recent panel change.
In January, CBS made it official that Carrie Ann Inaba was replacing Julie Chen, wife of CBS CEO Les Moonves' on the daily talk show, Inaba joined Gilbert, Eve, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood. Throughout the past two seasons, Inaba had appeared as a recurring guest co-host.
Inaba, possibly known as a judge on ABC's Dancing with the Stars for all 27 seasons, had been Chen's choice to replace her on the CBS talker, as she made clear in her taped video announcing her exit, which the show aired in early September to no one's surprise, shortly after her husband got expelled from CBS Corp.
each of her on-air colleagues, said that my guest host is Inaba, my Asian sister. I'm just saying! ”