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Leah Remini confirmed on Thursday via Twitter that she won't be returning to The Talk in September, while rumors have also been swirling about the future of Holly Robinson Peete on the show. Sharon Osbourne has modified her contract and will be back for six non-consecutive weeks. So, no matter how you slice it, the CBS daytime talker has a couple of seats to fill.
"I want to thank you all for the fight you have put up. Man! You guys are awesome! It warms my heart 2 know u were there 4 me. I am working on a better Thank You that I will post on my website. Pls know YOU did EVERYTHING you could have. I will be eternally grateful," The King of Queens actress tweeted about the solemn news. "It is official: I am sorry to say that I have NOT been asked back on the show. Sorry to my fans. U worked so hard! I adore u guys."
Enter Keeping Up with The Kardashians star Kris Jenner and comedian Sheryl Underwood. Sources have confirmed to ETonline that Jenner will be guest hosting for two weeks early in the season alongside Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert and Osbourne. When The Talk returns on September 6, Underwood will also join the panel as a co-host and could eventually become a permanent fixture at the table.
America's most famous momager tweeted, "Hi dolls!!! I'm so excited to tell you that I have been invited by the producers of The Talk to guest co-host for two weeks in September! I can't wait to join the ladies and I know this will be such a fun experience. I'll also be guest co-hosting on The Today Show later this year! Stay tuned for all the info on that! Love you dolls!!!"
The move is very reminiscent of The View's search for a new co-host in 2006 that saw eventual hire Sherri Shepherd appear as part of a rotating panel that would fill in every few weeks. But the only way to find out exactly who will be back is to tune in to The Talk's season premiere, September 6 at 2 p.m. ET 1 p.m. PT/CT on CBS.