New ‘Talk’ Exec Producer Out After 2 Weeks

By | Friday May 27, 2011 @ 8:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

That didn’t take long. Former Good Morning America executive producer Susan Winston, who took over CBS’ show The Talk 2 weeks ago, has exited the daytime talk show. B&C first reported the departure, which came after Winston asked to … Read More »

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‘The Talk’ on CBS Gets New Exec Producer

By | Friday April 22, 2011 @ 2:01pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Former Good Morning America executive producer Susan Winston will be taking over CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk as executive producer. She will replace Brad Bessey, who recently announced he will be leaving the talk show after the end … Read More »

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‘The Talk’ Executive Producer Brad Bessey To Exit

By | Thursday March 31, 2011 @ 1:14pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The Talk executive producer Brad Bessey will be leaving CBS’ talk show after the end of its freshman season. Bessey had notified CBS of his plans earlier this month and shared the news with The TalkRead More »

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CBS Renews ‘The Talk’ For Next Season

Nellie Andreeva

After a couple of weeks of hitting series highs in total viewers, CBS has given  freshman daytime talk show The Talk an early renewal for next season. With the exception of Marissa Jaret Winokur, who recently left the show, the other hosts, Julie Chen, the show’s creator Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, are staying put. Read More »

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CBS SVP Daytime Boss Barbara Bloom Out

By | Tuesday January 18, 2011 @ 4:57pm PST

She today informed her staff about her departure when her contract expires at the end of the month after 8 years with the network. (Statements below.) Immediately, there was Internet chatter that Barbara Bloom had clashed with Julie Chen, wife of Les Moonves … Read More »

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CBS Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Talk’

Nellie Andreeva

CBS’s new daily daytime talk show The Talk will premiere Monday, Oct. 18 and will air weekdays from 2-3 PM. The show, which explores topical matters through the eyes of mothers, is co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.  Brad … Read More »

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‘ET’ Veteran To Exec Produce CBS’ ‘The Talk’

Nellie Andreeva

Entertainment Tonight veteran Brad Bessey has been named executive producer of The Talk, CBS’s upcoming daytime talk show that will examine topical events through the eyes of six mothers, co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, … Read More »

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TCA: ‘The Talk’ Panel Talks Sara Gilbert’s Sexual Orientation & Julie Chen’s Marriage

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage:

The discussion at the panel for CBS’ new daytime talk show The Talk– featuring  the six co-hosts, executive producer Sara Gilbert, Leah Remini, Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Sharon Osbourne – seemed to focus mostly on the fact that Gilbert is a lesbian, particularly, a lesbian who failed to acknowledge her partner and co-parent in the press materials for the new show, even though the other women’s husbands were mentioned. Another question that has been raising a lot more controversy received far less attention: the fact that co-host Chen – who already has two high profile jobs as co anchor of CBS’ “Early Show” and the U.S. version of “Big Brother” — is  married to Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corp. Read More »

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TCA: Notes From The CBS Exec Session

Nellie Andreeva

CBS is first up at TCA, so the network’s entertainment president Nina Tassler was the first to get the Steve McPherson question this morning. Asked to comment on McPherson’s exit from ABC yesterday, she said: “Dammit, he got out of … Read More »

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