I have not seen The Talk yet, but now that I’ve read about all of the drama that’s going on behind the scenes at the show, I’m almost definitely going to delete some episodes of Extreme Couponing off of my DVR to make room for this shit.
After only a week on the job, Susan Winston, the new executive producer of CBS’ The Talk, has turned in her letter of resignation.
Barely a month ago, The Talk’s original executive producer Brad Bessey announced he wouldn’t be returning for a second season. Now his replacement is gone too, and the early speculation is the show may not even hire someone else. What the hell is going on with CBS’ newest daytime offering? Developed as a replacement for As The World Turns, this shoddy View impersonation has gotten almost universally slandered by critics and has shed viewers from the figures its soap opera predecessor was putting up. Original correspondent Marissa Janet Winokur quit within the first few months, and now the hot rumor is Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete can’t get along backstage.
Of course a part of me is disappointed that there’s so much drama surrounding a show that’s simply trying to give a diverse group of women a forum to use their voices, but another part of me is thrilled that I might have something to fill the void that’s been there ever since the ladies on The View stopped fighting. These days you just have to wait for one of those episodes where Elisabeth Hasselbeck says something incredibly dumb for the show to get any attention in the headlines.
Let’s hope that things between Leah and Holly continue to get tense until one of them snaps on camera and we get to see the shitshow that I think we’re all secretly anticipating.
Have you been watching The Talk? Any signs of that epic meltdown I’m predicting so far?