CBS has announced it will bring back “The Talk” for a third season, with its current co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler all returning.
CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler said, “We are thrilled with the evolution and growth of The Talk. The show has high energy, spirited conversation, relevant topics, and the audience is responding.”
Last year Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini were fired from Season 2 and replaced with Underwood and Tyler. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Talk” has been performing stronger in its timeslot, averaging 2.16 million viewers over the course of the season and recently outpacing direct competition (ABC’s newly launched “The Revolution”) by 60 percent, giving the show a 4 percent bump in the February sweep.
David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios said.“We’re proud that ” The Talk” has already established great brand identity in only its second season. Much of the success can be attributed to our hosts’ chemistry and the work of our producers, whose selection of topics and guests are clearly resonating with viewers.”