The Talk: Daytime Just Got Interesting

It’s time for an estrogen showdown with The Talk! CBS debuts its highly-anticipated talk show and Sara Gilbert project, The Talk, on Monday, October 18, and the ladies of The View might want to watch their gabby backs.

CBS' The Talk features one round table and six opinionated celebrity women chatting about topical events and current issues through motherly eyes.

The cast of The Talk

Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur are mothers, managers and actresses taking on the topics we want to hear about and going live.

"I love the idea of going live. It terrifies me and electrifies me at the same time," Robinson Peete told Entertainment Tonight. "I feel like the 'flying without a net' thing raises the level of energy, but I'm scared a little bit."

Chen is no stranger to going live having hosted Big Brother. "My heart is pounding, but pounding less and less each time, so hopefully by Monday it's going to be a good nervous energy," Chen revealed.

Marissa Jaret Winokur is ready and itching to go. "I'm not scared at all," said the Broadway star and former Dancing With the Stars contender. "I'm really excited. I want to get started. I'm like, 'Let's go with it. I want to bring joy, I want to bring energy, let's go!'"

The daily daytime talk show is being labeled as a new threat to The View. The Talk came from the mind of Sara Gilbert, who is best known for her work on Roseanne. The cast is very different, Julie Chen said, and that's what's going to set them apart. Audiences also might learn a thing or two.

"Sara's very shy, which is so ironic, because this show is Sara's idea," said Julie Chen. "And Leah is loyal beyond belief and a girl's girl."

Who's the gossip queen of the bunch? The girls think Sharon Osbourne. "She doesn't share it all the time, but I think she has the best gossip ever," said Robinson Peete.

Sharon Osbourne isn't denying it. "I love a good gossip," shared Osbourne with Entertainment Tonight. "And I always tell people when they say, 'Now don't tell anyone,' I go, 'Well, then don't tell me.' And they tell you anyway. It's like, 'Hey, I'll tell everybody!' And they go, 'No you won't.' Yes I will."

Holly Robinson Peete is pointing out they have the relatable factor. "We all have issues. I think people tend to think of us as perhaps we're some sort of privileged group. We're self-made women, we've all worked our butts off to get where we are, we're moms, we're sisters."

The Talk debuts Monday, October 18.

The Talk preview

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Comments on "The Talk preview: The new women of daytime"

Cheryl-Lee Pollock November 11, 2010 | 2:36 PM

I really love the show. Have DVR'd every show

Helen November 05, 2010 | 1:14 PM

Elisabeth Hasselbeck she makes the View so stupid I am so glad the talk came on we can look forward on watching Sharon and that Elizabeth man you can tell she is Republican I don't think she should be up against on the show she is always arguing with Joy and them about Politics it makes there show look bad I hope you the Talk show don't do that and that Elizabeth is so spoiled I can tell I can't stand watching her so I love all you girls there a lot better you act more mature the view is always arguing against each other it doesn't look good so I am so glad you came up with this show now I don't have to watch that Elizabeth she is so spoiled and makes the show look bad thanks for coming on girls good job

Michele October 21, 2010 | 5:41 PM

I wish that they would let Sara Gilbert talk more Leah and Julie are doing most of the talking.

janet west October 20, 2010 | 2:03 PM

Today (Wed Oct 20) first time I watched this show, not to bad, if I am home may watch again. I did not know who Leah Remini was, so had to look her up, my thought about her is "a very loud person" the other women are not.

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