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Fans of Holly Robinson Peete may be upset that she won’t be returning to CBS’ gabfest “The Talk” but they will be impressed by her handling of the situation.

Showing how to handle the “closing” of a door with grace and class, Holly Robinson Peete released a statement about her departure from “The Talk” making it clear that is was not her decision. She then thanked CBS for the opportunity and fans for their support.

Here’s her statement:

After weeks in limbo, I was finally “officially” given word from CBS today that I have not been picked up for the 2nd season of The TALK. I realize there have been several reports and “leaks” for sometime to this effect but until today I was not contractually released which prevented me from moving on and finding other work.

While I am relieved to have this closure, it doesn’t diminish my disappointment one bit about not continuing with a show I worked very hard to launch and love dearly.

But I’ve been around long enough to know that while you cannot control certain situations you CAN control how you respond to them.

Thank you to CBS for a tremendous opportunity to realize a long held dream of mine to host a daytime talk show. I learned SO much and will cherish and build upon my experience. Best of all I made some friends for life…

I want to thank The TALK viewers and those who supported and rallied around me and expressed appreciation for the humor and heart I attempted to bring to the table… You lifted me!

But by far, what I will miss the most: the amazing platform to spread awareness about families affected by autism and special needs. Just know that I will never stop speaking for you, and sharing your stories…EVER.

Although this door has closed, I am full of excitement about the new doors that will open for me.

Gotta go grind!

I Love you.

Thank you.

See you soon.


Both Holly and actress Leah Remini were replaced by comedienne Sheryl Underwood and reality show mom Kris Jenner, so it will be interesting to see how the show shapes up when it debuts on Sept. 6.

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