During a recent roundtable discussion in New York City for The Talk, the chatfest replacing As The World Turns as of Oct. 18, Julie Chen revealed why she decided to reduce her appearances on The Early Show to do the talker, stating "the heavens opened up". Uh, more like your hubby Les Moonves caused the "World" had to stop turning, Jules!
What's sad is several members of this panel are women I have admired in other mediums, Sharon Osborne, Sara Gilbert, Holly Robinson Peete, and I certainly don't begrudge them enjoying their new television experience, however CBS Daytime has to realize all these giddy clips promoting a show that is taking the place of a pop culture institution is going to be a hard pill for the fans who followed As The Worrld Turns for over five decades to swallow.
It would have been smarter to do a docusoap in this hour, in my opinion, or a more service-oriented talk show, as opposed to a vehicle that would have all these women grinning like Cheshire Cats in promos, while fans are still grieving the P&G soaps.. After you check out the roundtable discussion, watch a promo for The Talk after the jump. Will you be giving the show a chance, or is it DOA in your household?
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