Former Good Morning America executive producer Susan Winston will be taking over CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk as executive producer. She will replace Brad Bessey, who recently announced he will be leaving the talk show after the end of its freshman season but will assist with the transition. In addition to Winston, Sara Gilbert, who developed The Talk, also serves as an executive producer along with John Redmann.
The Talk, the first network daytime talk show to successfully premiere in nearly 10 years, has already been renewed for next season. Hosted by Julie Chen, Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, it has averaged an OK 2.18 million viewers, a 1.0/6 rating in women 25-54 and 0.8/5 in women 18-49. Since 2009, Winston, has been executive producer of the AMC talk show In the House With Peter Bart and Peter Guber. Under her own banner, she created and executive produced network, cable, syndicated, and web-based projects including daily daytime talk show The Other Half. She also has served as executive producer of CBS Morning News, the syndicated Jury Duty and TLC’s Untold Stories of the ER.