Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete were noticeably absent from CBS’ The Talk this morning with a new face comedian Sheryl Underwood officially joining the crew. The View look-alike found its audience as the option for women intelligently hashing out daily issues minus the shout fest ala The View.
Many viewers quickly formed their favorite which ironically included Holly Robinson and Leah Remini. While speculation about the changes surfaced last month, Robinson is finally confirming the news.
“After weeks in limbo, I was finally “officially” given word from CBS today that I have not been picked up for the 2nd season of The TALK,’ Robinson Peete wrote on her blog.
“I realize there have been several reports and “leaks” for sometime to this effect but until today I was not contractually released which prevented me from moving on and finding other work.”
“While I am relieved to have this closure, it doesn’t diminish my disappointment one bit about not continuing with a show I worked very hard to launch and love dearly.
But I’ve been around long enough to know that while you cannot control certain situations you CAN control how you respond to them.
Thank you to CBS for a tremendous opportunity to realize a long held dream of mine to host a daytime talk show.
I learned SO much and will cherish and build upon my experience. Best of all I made some friends for life.'”
Leah opted for a much shorter response via twitter,
‘It’s official: I am sorry to say that I have NOT been asked back on the show’.
Reality TV mom Kris Jenner will reportedly take on a two-week assignment on the show but will not be permanent.
Fans are in an uproar over the changes, many pledging to boycott the program. The Talk just premiered its second season – will it last?