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Marie Osmond is leaving CBS’ daytime show The Talk after a single season.
The decision comes as the show is gearing up for its 11th season on the network. It also follows news that executive producer and showrunner John Redmann, who had been with the show since its beginnings, is exiting.
“Marie is a consummate professional, and we thank her for sharing her personal experiences, insight, as well as incredible talents, with our audience,” CBS said in a statement. “We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors.”
Those endeavors include another project in the works at ViacomCBS and a Lifetime holiday movie that recently wrapped filming. She has two other movies in development at Lifetime.
Osmond joined the show in fall 2019, following the departure of co-host and series creator Sara Gilbert, who left to focus on The Conners at ABC, which she stars in and executive produces.
“One of the highlights of my year at The Talk was working with my dear friend John Redmann, and I’m excited to continue our working relationship on several projects we are developing,” said Osmond. “Also, my husband and I just dropped our last two kids off at college, we looked at each other, laughed and remembered we hadn’t been this alone together since 1982! So, at this stage of my life, I’m looking forward to spending more time with him and visiting all the kids/grandkids.”
Sharon Osbourne, Eve, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba remain as hosts of The Talk. Like other talkers, the show has moved to remote production during the coronavirus pandemic.
Deadline first reported Osmond’s departure.
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