CBS Cancels ‘The Talk’ Following Season 15

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CBS has canceled The Talk. The daytime talk show has been on the air since 2010 and will end when the show concludes in Season 15. It has been a long run for the show, one that started out talking about motherhood but has become about much broader topics in later seasons.

Here is a look at why CBS is canceling The Talk and when the last episode will air.

CBS Cancels The Talk

CBS announced the network has canceled its daytime talk show The Talk. The show features a panel that includes Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, and Natalie Morales (as the moderator). The group talks about the latest headlines and human interest stories while having an open conversation about the issues.

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In announcing the cancelation, CBS Entertainment President Amy Reisenbach and CBS Studios President David Stapf released a joint statement. They praised the show, saying it has been part of CBS’s top-rated daytime lineup and brings important and entertaining discussions to viewers every day.

While the reason for the cancelation was not given, the network said that Season 15 would be a celebration of what the show means to its fans. “For the final season, we plan to celebrate the show and give it the proper sendoff it deserves when it concludes in December 2024,” the statement concluded (via TVLine).

The Talk looks a lot different than it did when the show started. Former hosts on the show included Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen Moonves, Sharon Osbourne, Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peele, Aisha Tyler, Carrie Ann Inaba, Marie Osmond, Amanda Kloots, and Eve.

Fans Had Guessed The Talk Was Ending

This isn’t a big surprise for fans, as many believed the network dropped hints the show was ending. The biggest clue was that CBS had started announcing renewals in March, but had said nothing about The Talk. CBS picked up The Gates (a soap opera) and that meant something had to change in its daytime lineup.

Both soap operas The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful are likely coming back. Let’s Make A Deal and The Price is Right both still get great ratings for the network, so they are safe. It is ironic. After CBS canceled its longest-running soap opera, As the World Turns, when it picked up The Talk, it seems like the network’s newest soap opera might be the reason the daytime talk show is now leaving the network.

The Gates is a brand-new soap opera about a wealthy Black family living in a posh, gated community. Michele Val Jean (General Hospital, Santa Barbara) works as a writer on daytime television’s first Black family-focused soap opera.

What are your thoughts on CBS canceling The Talk? Are you interested in seeing the soap opera that is replacing it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Sad to see “The Talk,” is not being renewed, but it’s long overdue. When it first started there was more of a closeness then then there is now. The show brings comedy and a man’s point of view, but just doesn’t bring the same comradery it once had.
    With each host that has left, part of the show left with them. When Julie Moonves and Sharon Osbourne left, I almost stopped watching; just to many changes. I pray all hosts and staff the very best in their future endeavors.

    1. I feel that the males being added did not bring what it needed especially the silly antics of Jerry O’Connell, Akbar was just settling in and Amanda was truly showing her best. Sherri Shepherd taking over Wendy Williams spot was too much competition at same time spot.

  2. I have watched The Talk since day 1. Liked the diversity of the panelists, the subjects and adding male co-hosts.

    I stopped watching it when Natalie joined the show. She interrupts, calls on other hosts for their opinions like they were her peons, tries to distract audience when others are speaking knows more than anyone else is ever allowed to express. I did watch when she was on vacation.

  3. I will miss”The Talk”it was a favorite of mine,watched it every day,Love Jerry’s humor and all the cast just fit so well together,and interesting interviews with a variety of people.Really upset it will be over.

  4. I thought it was terrible when they took As The World Turns off! For a talk show.? Thought Dr.Phil is leaving? Why don’t they put the new soap in that spot? Or put As the World turns back on!?

  5. Very sorry to see it go. Natalie was not quite the fit but the others are fun together. I will not be watching a soap..

  6. So glad it’s leaving! After Sharon Osborne left & kept Cheryl Underwood was still there it went downhill! Not fond of the cast now they all need to go!

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