Sara Gilbert Leaving The Talk

By Jason Lynch 

The Talk is losing another of its original hosts.

Sara Gilbert, who created the CBS daytime talk show in 2010, said during today’s show that she’ll leave at the end of this season.

“This is something I have been struggling with for a while,” Gilbert said. “But I’ve decided it’s time for me to leave the show.”

For the past two years, Gilbert has juggled her Talk duties with executive producing and starring in 2018’s revival of Roseanne. Then, after ABC fired Roseanne Barr following her racist tweet, Gilbert helped the show segue to the Barr-free spinoff, The Conners. ABC recently renewed The Conners for a second season.

While Gilbert said she “loved” doing both jobs, “my life was slightly out of balance, and I wasn’t able to spend as much time with my three kids as I would like.”

Gilbert has hosted The Talk since the show premiered in 2010.

She’ll be the second host to exit in the past year. Carrie Ann Inaba joined the show in January, after the September departure of Julie Chen in the aftermath of her husband Les Moonves exit as CBS CEO following sexual harassment and intimidation allegations.