Sara Gilbert Announced She’s Leaving ‘The Talk’

It’s official. Sara Gilbert is leaving the show she helped to create: The Talk. As she shared with the audience in an emotional message this week, she plans to leave the show at the end of its current ninth season:

“This is something that I have been struggling with for a while, and going back and forth, but I’ve decided that it’s time for me to leave the show at the end of this season,” she said. “I obviously love it here, and like I said, this was extremely difficult. Last season, I did ‘The Conners’ and was also producing and [hosted] here. I loved it and felt totally empowered, but also, if I’m being honest about it, my life was slightly out of balance. I wasn’t able to spend as much time with my three kids as I’d like, or take time for myself.”

She added, “As I’ve continued on, I’m starting to develop more things to produce, and I’m having opportunities to act. I don’t know how I’m going to do it all. I’m looking at the next six months and thinking, ‘There’s not time.’ … It’s difficult because this is a place that I love and a place that I’m extremely happy. I love the hosts, I love the crew, I love our staff, I’m so grateful to the audience for letting me in your homes every day. It’s been such an honor.”

So far, it’s not certain when Sara’s final episode will air, but we’re sure it’s going to be must-watch TV.

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