New Executive Producer Of The Talk Quits After One Week

By Mack Rawden 2011-05-27 21:54:48 discussion comments
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Producers come and go on daytime television all the time. The constant shake-ups are mostly the result of behind the scenes jockeying for better jobs, but every once in awhile, an exodus can be seen as a microcosm for the larger problems within a show. This is one of those cases. After only a week on the job, Susan Winston, the new executive producer of CBS’ The Talk, has turned in her letter of resignation.

Barely a month ago, The Talk’s original executive producer Brad Bessey announced he wouldn’t be returning for a second season. Now his replacement is gone too, and the early speculation is the show may not even hire someone else. What the hell is going on with CBS’ newest daytime offering? Developed as a replacement for As The World Turns, this shoddy View impersonation has gotten almost universally slandered by critics and has shed viewers from the figures its soap opera predecessor was putting up. Original correspondent Marissa Janet Winokur quit within the first few months, and now the hot rumor is Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete can’t get along backstage. It’s like the first 2/3rds of the movie Morning Glory only I doubt anyone sees a happy ending coming.

According to Broadcasting Cable, The Talk has been picked up for a second season, but who might be around for its airing is anyone’s guess.
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