Marie Osmond is officially exiting The Talk. On Wednesday, Deadline reported that Osmond will be leaving the daytime talk show after one season as a co-host. As for the reason behind her exit, the publication noted that she is currently working on other projects, including a new show with ViacomCBS.
CBS released a statement in which they opened up about this news. In their message, they noted how they will miss Osmond, but that they wish her the best in her career as she moves on to another chapter. "Marie is a consummate professional, and we thank her for sharing her personal experiences, insight, as well as incredible talents, with our audience," their statement read. "We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors.”
During The Talk's summer hiatus, longtime executive producer and showrunner John Redmann exited the series. The show will reportedly announce a replacement for Redmann ahead of their return to production. In her own statement about the news, Osmond acknowledged Redmann departure.
She shared that she is looking forward to working with him on other projects that they are developing. "One of the highlights of my year at The Talk was working with my dear friend John Redmann, and I’m excited to continue our working relationship on several projects we are developing," Osmond noted. "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.”
Osmond took over the vacant seat on The Talk's panel from Sara Gilbert, who created the talk show. At the time, Gilbert released a statement about her exit from the series, noting she was leaving because of her duties on other projects including The Conners. Gilbert noted that she had been "struggling" with her decision to leave but that she ultimately felt as though it was the right time to exit. She noted, “I obviously love it here, and like I said, this was extremely difficult."
In May of 2019, The Talk officially announced that Osmond would be joining the program after making numerous guest appearances on the show over the course of its run. Alas, the "Paper Roses" singer will now focus her time on other projects following her exit from The Talk. The CBS show will simply start its new season with the remaining panelists — Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood — until a new co-host is named.