Nellie Andreeva

CBS has renewed daytime talk show The Talk for the 2012-13 season. The daily talker — hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler — will return for its third year in September. “We are thrilled with the evolution and growth of The Talk,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment. After a slew of major changes on the show in front and behind the camera last year, including the exits of co-hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete, things have been quiet on the personnel front for the last several months. Nationally, the second season of The Talk is averaging 2.16 million viewers, 1.0/6 in women 25-54 and 0.8 in women 18-49. A month ago it posted its largest audience, 2.45 million viewers, for the week ending Jan. 27.

In the recent February sweep, The Talk averaged 2.27 million viewers, 1.1/07 in women 25-54 and 0.9/05 in women 18-49. Vs. last February, the talk show was up 4% in viewers, 10% in women 25-54 and 13% in women 18-49. The Talk is executive produced by John Redmann and Sara Gilbert for CBS Television Studios.

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