‘The Talk’ Hiatus Extended As CBS Investigates Alleged Racism From Sharon Osbourne
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‘The Talk’ Hiatus Extended As CBS Investigates Alleged Racism From Sharon Osbourne

CBS talk show halts airing due to ongoing investigation [Image: Twitter]

CBS has determined that more time is needed for its investigation of racism levied against The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne after she was involved in a heated discussion with co-host Sheryl Underwood while she defended British journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan. She was then accused of racist rhetoric and comments by some members of the talk show’s staff which triggered the investigation.

According to PageSix, The Talk was initially placed on hiatus after Osbourne defended Morgan, who had stormed off the set after saying he didn’t believe Meghan Markle’s complaints of racism against the royal family. Osbourne was then accused of racism by several colleagues who have worked with her. The show was supposed to return on March 22 but the hiatus has been extended once again.

“Everyone is in limbo and wants this to be over,” a source has told Page Six. “There’s still no clear understanding of what the outcome is going to be. They have to thoroughly look into all of this stuff. There’s a lot of new leadership and they don’t want to repeat the days of Les Moonves where things were often ignored and let go. They’re looking into all of the allegations.”

New York Magazine/HuffPost Contributor Yashar Ali gave a breakdown from his Twitter account on the situation leading up to the recent delay.


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