After appearing on CBS’ newest female-driven roundtable talk-show for a week, likely as part of a live audition, comedienne/actress Aisha Tyler was named as the new co-host of “The Talk.
CBS execs hope Aisha Tyler is a suitable replacement, after actresses Holly Robinson-Peete and Leah Remini were given the boot with no explanation, making plenty of fans angry.
Tyler, 41, is married and has been in the acting and comedy game for over 15 years. Her long resume includes becoming the first black actress to appear on “Friends” back in 2003. And she’s got a long list of tv shows she’s guest-starred in including “CSI,” “24,” “Ghost Whisperer” and a voice on the animated series “Archer.” She also formerly was a co-host on E!’s “Talk Soup.”
Comedienne Sheryl Underwood was also cast as an official co-host and, although she wasn’t the choice of many loyal viewers, she has actually has been getting better every week.
As previously reported, ABC had a talk show in development for Aisha Tyler, but passed on it. Tyler rounds out The Talk’s panelists with Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and show creator/executive producer Sara Gilbert.