The Talk preview: The new women of daytime

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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