After nine seasons with The Talk, Sara Gilbert sadly kissed the show goodbye on Friday, August 2. But now that one of the talk show's original co-hosts and creators won't be sitting in her chair anymore, fans can't help but wonder: Who will replace Sara Gilbert on The Talk? Scroll down for everything we know!
Who will replace Sara Gilbert on The Talk?
Fans will miss Sara on The Talk, but so it turns out, another very familiar face will be replacing her! In May, it was announced that TV and music icon Marie Osmond would replace Sara on the hit show.
“It is such a joy for me to be joining The Talk in September. After guest co-hosting and appearing as a guest on the show throughout the years, I am thrilled to now call this my day job,” Marie said in the press release at the time. “I look forward to working with Sharon, Sheryl, Eve and Carrie Ann, who are such smart, strong, talented women whom I immensely respect. I cannot wait to share this exciting new chapter with the viewers and the CBS family."
Angelica McDaniel, an executive vice president at CBS, also added in the press release: “If you’ve seen Marie Osmond guest host on The Talk over the past nine seasons, you know she’s the perfect addition to the show. Marie’s impressive career accomplishments have endeared her to fans throughout the decades."
She continued, "Her willingness to be authentic and share personal triumphs and struggles with honesty in the hopes of helping others always resonates. I’m excited to kick off season 10 with the multitalented, dynamic Marie at The Talk table.”
When will Marie Osmond officially appear on The Talk?
Marie will not take over for the rest of Season 9. However, she will help kick off Season 10 of the hit talk show, which is set to premiere on Monday, Sept. 9 on CBS!
What other co-hosts are left on The Talk?
The Talk has seen a slew of co-hosts come and go over the past nine years. Before Sara said her goodbyes, the most shocking departure was that of Julie Chen after eight seasons.
The remaining co-hosts on The Talk are Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Carrie Ann Inaba, Eve, and Sheryl Underwood.
In addition to Sara and Julie, the series' past co-hosts also include Marissa Jaret Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete, and Leah Remini.
Why did Sara Gilbert leave The Talk?
In April, Sara revealed she'd be leaving The Talk to focus on TV projects and to spend more time with her three kids. “I’m nervous. This is hard to do and something that I have been struggling with for a while and going back and forth. But I’ve decided that it’s time for me to leave the show at the end of the season,” she said on-air at the time.
"If I’m being honest about it, my life was slightly out of balance,” she added. “I wasn’t able to spend as much time with my three kids as I’d like or [have] time for myself.”
“As I’ve continued on, I’m starting to develop more things to produce, and I’m having opportunities to act and I’m just feeling like I don’t know how I’m going to do it all,” Sara continued. “I was looking at the next six months and thinking, ‘There’s not time.'”
The 44-year-old concluded: “It’s difficult because this is a place that I love and a place that I’m extremely happy. I love the hosts, I love the crew, I love our staff [and] I’m so grateful to the audience for letting me in your homes every day. It’s been such an honor. Thank you so much.”
We'll miss you, Sara... but we're so excited to welcome Marie to the panel!