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The Talk host and creator Sara Gilbert will depart the show at the end of the 2018-19 season, she said on Tuesday’s show.
Gilbert, who also stars on and executive produces ABC’s The Conners, said she felt “out of balance” working on both shows.
“This is something I have been struggling with for a while, and going back and forth,” she said at the top of Tuesday’s show. “But I’ve decided it’s time for me to leave the show.
“I obviously love it here, and like I said, this was extremely difficult. Last season I did The Conners and, as you know, and was also producing. … I loved it and felt totally empowered. But also, if I’m being honest about it, my life was slightly out of balance, and I was not spending as much time with my three kids as I would like and time for myself.”
ABC renewed The Conners for a second season in March, and Gilbert is also developing other projects. Rather than try to “do it all,” as she put it, she opted to depart The Talk, which she has co-hosted since its 2010 debut.
Her departure follows that of Julie Chen, who left the show in September after the ouster of her husband, Les Moonves, as CBS chairman following a string of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Frequent guest host Carrie Ann Inaba took over for Chen, who remains at CBS as host of the reality series Big Brother.
Video of Gilbert’s announcement is below.
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