Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini were axed from CBS’ The Talk after it’s premiere season. Holly and Leah undoubtedly brought life to the show. After the second season premiered sans Holly and Leah, dedicated viewers were outraged and vowed to boycott. Holly appeared optimistic but felt a level of responsibility to her viewers as she dished to E! News,
“To be quite honest no, we have not heard a reason, and that kind of makes it a little more frustrating. I’ve been around long enough in this business to know that, sometimes, you don’t get a reason. You just pick up and keep moving.”
“Our loyal viewers, especially the mom bloggers and some of the audience that we really built our core base on, I think they deserve a reason or some acknowledgment.”
“But from my personal point of view,” she continued, “I’m moving on and looking toward the future. But I do understand the frustration of not knowing.”
Current ratings of The Talk appear to be steady at about 1.9 million viewers. Many are stating that because viewers are not fully aware that Holly and Leah were indeed axed, in time, say three months, ratings will begin to decline. Something that CBS/Julie Chen may have thought about ahead of time. Good luck to Holly and Leah!!