“The Talk” will keep talking for CBS next season.
The daytime gabber featuring Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini has been renewed for 2011-12.
Since replacing “As the World Turns” in October, “The Talk” has averaged 2.21 million viewers — and has come in at 2.4 million over the most recent two weeks measured in January. It draws a 1.1 rating among women 25-54.
“After only a few months on the air, ‘The Talk’ has delivered creative and ratings growth and established a strong profile in daytime,” CBS Entertainment prexy Nina Tassler said.
The show bowed with Marissa Jaret Winokur as a sixth contributor, but it was announced this month that she would be departing.
Gilbert exec produces the series with Brad Bessey and John Redmann.