The Talk Debuts Today on CBS, But Can it Deliver?

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The much discussed day has finally arrived. Today we find out for ourselves what exactly CBS saw in its new talk show, The Talk and if it lives up to the hype.

In promoting the series, which replaces our beloved As the World Turns, CBS told viewers it isn’t trying to compete with ABC’s The View, but let’s face it, comparisons are inevitable. Will Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur’s chemistry gel onscreen or will one end up being The Talk’sDebbi Matenopoulos?

From the love fest we’ve been pitched it’s doubtful we’re going to see one or more of the hosts walking out on a controversial guest, but then this isn’t The View is it? I know I'm supposed to judge The Talk on its own merits, but I just can't stop wondering if the knockoff will live up to the original?

Watch a promo for The Talk after the jump!