The renewal of the sometimes rocky CBS daytimer for a 12th season came this afternoon.
Over two and a half months after Osbourne’s departure and still no replacement in sight, the renewal news was made public via a tweet:
— The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) June 14, 2021
Having first debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth. As with previous co-hosts, the group discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories while engaging in open conversation – sometimes to their detriment.
The last of the original co-hosts, Osbourne was finally canned from The Talk on March 26 under a heavy cloud of controversial comments about race and a defense of pal Piers Morgan’s high-volume drubbing of Meghan Markle’s royal revelations to Oprah on March 7. Facing further claims of misconduct, the one-time rock’n’roll manager later went on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on April 16 to kvetch about “disgruntle” ex-colleagues, plus how she was treated and claim betrayals. Ensconced in Maher’s echo chamber, Osbourne also went on to say she didn’t say things that she has been caught on camera saying, take a swipe at “woke language” and declare that she is not a racist.
In addition to Osbourne leaving The Talk, Inaba in April took a leave of absence from the show in late April “to focus on my well-being.” The Dancing with the Stars judge said she hoped “to be back soon.”
I have decided to take a leave of absence from @TheTalkCBS to focus on my health and well being. I appreciate the support from you and my family at The Talk and hope to be back soon! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0RQck8TVBq
— Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) April 26, 2021