Kris Jenner

Isn’t it NBC that’s supposed to be throwing surprising gigs at the Kardashians given its newfound Comcast-cozy relationship with the E! cable channel?

Instead, CBS has tapped Kardash matriarch and manager Kris Jenner to guest host on CBS’ The Talk. Sources confirm Jenner has signed on for two weeks early this season and is being considered a potential substitute on days when Sharon Osbourne isn’t available.

The Talk has also selected comedian and radio personality Sheryl Underwood to join the show as a co-host for the start of next season. Underwood, too, could become a regular, and will join the panel with Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert and Osbourne for The Talk’s second season launch, beginning Sept. 6.

The two could potentially replace Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete, who are not expected to return next season since their contracts were not picked up.