Where has the time gone? Oct. 18, 2020, marks 10 years since "The Talk" debuted on CBS. To mark the milestone anniversary, Wonderwall.com is checking in on former hosts of the daytime talk show to find out what they've been up to since leaving. First up? Julie Chen Moonves, who was an original co-host on "The Talk." She chose to exit the show in 2018 after sexual assault allegations were lodged against her husband, former CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves. Keep reading for more…
Following her time as a co-host on "The Talk," Julie Chen Moonves has been keeping busy! She's continued her hosting duties on CBS's "Big Brother," which launched season 22 in 2020. (She's had the job since the show's debut in 2000!) Julie's also relished spending time with her husband and their pre-teen son, Charlie.
Marissa Jaret Winokur was a co-host on "The Talk" during its debut season in 2010. However, the Broadway actress reportedly parted ways with the show due to a lack of airtime.
Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur reprised her iconic role as Tracy Turnblad in a three-night production of "Hairspray" in Los Angeles in 2011. A year later, she landed a role on the TV Land sitcom "Retired at 35." 2018 marked the year in which Marissa competed on — and won! — the first edition of "Celebrity Big Brother," which was hosted by former "The Talk" co-host Julie Chen Moonves. In 2020, she made headline when she revealed she'd lost nearly 50 pounds during coronavirus lockdown.
Leah Remini was a co-host on "The Talk" for its debut season in 2010 but did not return. "It is official: I am sorry to say that I have NOT been asked back on the show," she confirmed on Twitter in 2011. "Sorry to my fans. You worked so hard! I adore you guys."
Since co-hosting "The Talk" during its debut season, Leah Remini has landed roles on television shows like "Family Tools" and "The Exes" and a starring role as Vanessa Cellucci on "Kevin Can Wait." Leah's also appeared in films like "Mad Families," "The Clapper," "Handsome" and "Second Act," in which she appeared alongside bestie Jennifer Lopez. For her docuseries "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath," which ran from 2016 to 2019, Leah won two Primetime Emmy Awards (for outstanding informational series or special in 2017 and outstanding hosted nonfiction series or special in 2020). In 2015, she also released the memoir "Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology," which chronicles her experiences as a former member of the Church of Scientology.
Holly Robinson Peete was a co-host on "The Talk" for its debut season in 2010. However, like co-host Leah Remini, she was not asked back for the second season. "Usually when you get fired, your boss brings you in, sits you down and tells you why they can't keep you," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "They say we have to downsize or you're not doing this, you're not doing that. I was never given that opportunity."
Holly Robinson Peete put her hosting duties to good use — in 2011, she co-hosted the 42nd NAACP Image Awards alongside Wayne Brady. In 2016, she starred on her own reality series, OWN's "For Peete's Sake," which chronicled her everyday life with her family. The series, however, was canceled after just two seasons. A year later, "Meet the Peetes," Hallmark Channel's first foray into unscripted reality TV, debuted. Unfortunately, the show met a similar fate and was canceled after two seasons in 2019. In 2020, Holly appeared on an episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Next up, she'll appear in the Hallmark movie "Morning Show Mysteries: Murder Most Fair."
Marie Osmond was as a co-host on "The Talk" during its 10th season, which premiered in September 2019. However, after just a year, it was announced that she wouldn't be returning.
On Sept. 2, 2020, Marie Osmond confirmed that she would not be returning to "The Talk" following just one season of co-hosting. She claimed it was so she could pursue other endeavors and spend more time with her husband, Stephen Craig. "One of the highlights of my year at #TheTalk was working with my dear friend John Redmann (former EP and showrunner) and I'm excited to continue our working relationship on several projects we are developing," Marie — who was working on a new opera album due out in 2020 — wrote on Instagram. "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." However, according to a September 2020 report from Page Six, Marie's departure wasn't her idea. "Marie did not leave of her own accord, although she was encouraged to spin her departure that way," a CBS insider told Page Six. "Sharon [Osbourne] and Sheryl [Underwood] threatened to quit unless Marie was canned. They pushed her to quit but when she didn't, they made an ultimatum to the network." Fellow panelist Carrie Ann Inaba "pleaded with execs for Marie to stay but she wasn't successful changing their minds," the insider added.
Aisha Tyler made her debut as a co-host on "The Talk" during its second season. She left the series in 2017 after its seventh season.
Aisha Tyler continued to voice a character on the hit adult cartoon "Archer" after leaving "The Talk" and in 2015 joined the cast of "Criminal Minds" as Dr. Tara Lewis. In 2018, she hosted the TV talk show "Unapologetic with Aisha Tyler." Next up, the comedy star will appear in the films "Bad Therapy" and "Friendsgiving." 2020 marked the year in which Aisha directed yet another episode of television — this time an ep of The CW's "Rosewell, New Mexico." In 2021, Aisha will voice the character of Millie Tuskmon on Disney+'s "Monsters at Work," a "Monsters Inc." franchise spinoff series.
Sara Gilbert, the creator of "The Talk," was one of the show's original co-hosts. She left the series following the conclusion of its ninth season in 2019.
Since leaving "The Talk," Sara Gilbert has shifted her focus to her family and her commitment to her role as Darlene Conner-Healy on the "Roseanne" spinoff series "The Conners." She also landed a recurring role on Netflix's "Atypical." In 2020, she will appear on the four-part HBO Max docuseries "Equal," which takes a look at the history of the LGBTQ+ movement.