I’m not going to lie. I wasn’t even aware Marie Osmond was on “The Talk”. So hearing she was leaving was really a shock for me. But she has explained why she’s choosing to exit after one season as a co-host of the CBS daytime talk show. She is currently working on other projects, including a new show with ViacomCBS.
“Marie is a consummate professional, and we thank her for sharing her personal experiences, insight, as well as incredible talents, with our audience,” CBS said in a statement to Deadline. “We will miss her humor, kindness and good nature, and wish her much success in her future endeavors.”
Osmond’s departure comes as “The Talk” is wrapping up its summer hiatus ahead of the Season 11 start of production later this month. Also during the break, longtime “The Talk” executive producer and showrunner John Redmann left after 10 seasons. A replacement for Redmann is expected to be announced ahead of the show’s return to production.
The exit from “The Talk” also coincides with a life milestone for Osmond, 60, and her family.
“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. 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.”