August 25, 2011 3:56pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Kris Jenner To Guest Host on 'The Talk'; Comedian Sheryl Underwood Joins as Co-Host
The Talk is making room on its couch for Kris Jenner and Sheryl Underwood.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians personality has been slated to guest host for two weeks early in the upcoming second season of the CBS talk show, while actress/comedian/on-air personality Underwood will join as co-host, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Jenner will guest host early in the season and is being eyed as a potential fill-in host for Sharon Osbourne on days she is unavailable.
Osbourne announced in July that she’d be taking a break from The Talk to spend more time with her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, who will be wrapping up an 18-month-long tour.
Underwood, who hosted BET’s Comic View and is a regular on-air personality on the syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, will start the season as a co-host with an option to become a regular host on the series should her chemistry gel with Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen.
Producers are still looking for potential hosts or guest hosts and but haven’t ruled out the possibility of starting the new season with four people on the panel. The Talk’s second season will bow Sept. 6 with Chen, Gilbert and Osbourne with Underwood on the panel as well.
The news comes a week after reports surfaced that Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini would not be returning to the show for its second season.
Original co-host Marissa Jaret Winokur exited early this year.