“Hanging With Mr. Cooper” actress Holly Robinson Peete may not be returning to “The Talk” for the show’s second season.
The CBS daytime talk show is slated to face some serious changes.
Contracts for show-creator Sara Gilbert, hosts Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne have all been extended. The options for Leah Remini and Holly were not renewed, with no direct reasoning for the dismissals, according to Deadline.com.
Leah, however, did break her silence concerning her departure via Twitter. “It’s official: I am sorry to say that I have NOT been asked back on the show”, she tweeted.
While Sharon takes a requested break from the show, CBS has wasted no time finding replacements for the fall. Comedian/radio host Sheryl Underwood is rumored to be filling in as a new co-host.
When asked if any more of the hosts were leaving, Holly told HipHollywood.com that she was unsure. “As of now, I’ve been told there are some changes. …No options. My option hasn’t been picked up. I love the show, and I feel like I’m good on the show, but I haven’t heard anything from CBS yet,” she said.
Leah gave signs of possible problems when she tweeted, “I would work with Holly and Mrs.O any day,” excluding fellow host Julie and creator/co-host Sara. To Holly she wrote, “I have LOVED working with you. You are the real deal… Hang in there.”
While Leah may have hinted at some personality clashes, Holly suggested that the women got along fine. “It’s so hard to find five women that have a great vibe and chemistry, and I think we really have that. It would be a shame not to see it again in September…, she said.
Watch part what Holly has to say below.