Aisha Tyler to Exit ‘The Talk’ After Current Season

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The Talk” co-host Aisha Tyler announced on-air Thursday that she would leave the CBS daytime show after the current season.

Tyler, who has been with the show since 2011, joining in Season 2, said that she had become too busy with her many other projects to continue co-hosting the daily show. “I just realized I had to let something go,” she said through tears.

In addition to co-hosting “The Talk,” Tyler also provides a voice on the hit FXX series “Archer,” has a series regular role on CBS’ “Criminal Minds,” and hosts “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on the CW.

She has also begun directing. She launched a Kickstarter campaign last year to fund her feature directorial debut, “Axis,” about an Irish actor, taking place on the morning he is set to star in a career-changing blockbuster film. She previously directed multiple short films and two episodes of the TV series “Hipsterverse.” In her goodbye, she cited the recent successes of other female directors, including Ava DuVernay and “Wonder Woman’s” Patty Jenkins.

Her fellow co-hosts wished her well, with Sheryl Underwood getting up and walking around the table to give Tyler a hug. Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne both held Tyler’s hands through the announcement. Tyler said she would return to the show as a guest host as well as to discuss her future projects.

The show’s Twitter account shared the following message: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Lots of happy tears as we wish @aishatyler the best possible future!”

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  1. Maxwell says:

    Smart move, only thing ‘The Talk’ can do is damage her career with jabbering about political nonsense, she’s got plenty of other work were she can still appeal to every one of her fans ..without offending any.

    • Brian says:

      The Talk ladies don’t talk politics. You are thinking of The View. Obviously not a fan but only a typical hater.

  2. Mona19595 says:

    In case you didn’t read the article Aisha is an extremely busy actress as a Criminal Minds regular, voice overs and now directing. I don’t think she is hurting for money at all. She is a very intelligent woman and it shows with all she is doing. I wish her well!

  3. Apres says:

    Money? What kind of money did she lose? How much?
    Her film was shown at several film festivals and it won several awards. She was not let go. She wants to direct. I knew about her divorce but did she have to pay him alimony???

    • Ahsoka says:

      She has to pay her ex husband spousal support of $2 million.

      • Apres says:

        OMG! I had no idea it was that much!!! YIKES!!!
        $2 MILLION IS A LOT.. BUT SHE’S DOING WHAT SHE LIKES TO DO SO SHE’LL MAKE A TON OF $$$$$ TO PAY HIM OFF.

        Sorry for the all caps! ust notice it was stuck! UGH!

  4. T0rchwood says:

    Now can we PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE have more than 8 episodes per season of Archer?

  5. Ahsoka says:

    I wonder if she was let go. She has been having a very tough time, losing her husband, money and now this show.

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