CBS is hoping to drum up more talk about The Talk by shaking up the hosting lineup: Saturday Night Live personality Molly Shannon will help facilitate the interviews and (with any luck) drum up some much-needed laughs on the fledging daytime yakker. Her temporary hosting gig will last through September.
Shannon will help to fill a void left by Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete, whose contracts were not renewed on the show that launched almost a year ago. Julie Chen is still the moderator, of sorts, and Sarah Gilbert will keep her gig. But other co-host Sharon Osbourne will be temporarily MIA for the start of the season so Kim Kardashian’s mom Kris Jenner will help to pick up the slack.
Comedienne Sheryl Underwood has also joined the hosting panel. The Talk will begin its second season next week.