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Aisha Tyler to Exit CBS’ ‘The Talk’

Actress AAnnounces She is Simply Too Busy to Maintain Her Panelist Spot

Aisha Tyler has announced she will be leaving CBS daytime hour “The Talk” at the end of this current seventh season. The co-host and actress, who has been part of the panel on “The Talk” since season two, explained that she’d simply become too busy. In addition to co-hosting “The Talk,” Tyler is now a series regular on CBS’ “Criminal Minds,” the host of The CW’ “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and a voice on FXX animated series “Archer.” She is officially exiting on August 4, but plans to return as a guest in future seasons.

“Saying goodbye to Aisha is a bittersweet moment for all of us at CBS daytime and The Talk,” said CBS Entertainment and Television Distribution Executive Angelica McDaniel. “Throughout her six seasons, she has made incredible contributions and shared personal moments, making our viewers, cast and crew all laugh, cry and think, as a result of her signature wit, intelligence and openness. It’s no secret Aisha is one of the busiest women in entertainment, and we support her as she decides to focus more time on her passion for directing, her expanded role on CBS’ Criminal Minds, hosting The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and her other endeavors … and maybe finally find some time to sleep! We love Aisha and she will always be a part of our family, with a seat waiting for her at The Talk anytime she wants to visit.”

There is no word from CBS on a potential replacement for Tyler.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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