Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini

CBS has renewed The Talk for a second season.

Hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, the hourlong show covers current events and issues.  The Talk began in October to fill the void  left in CBS' daytime schedule by longtime soap As the World Turns.

Marissa Jaret Winokur is leaving The Talk

The series has averaged 2.21 million viewers and delivered a season-high weekly audience total of 2.40 million viewers during the week of Jan. 14.  

"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 President Nina Tassler said Wednesday in announcing the renewal.  "The co-hosts have clicked together, the topics have connected with the audience and the show has added a new dimension to our top-rated daytime lineup."

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The Talk's renewal follows the recent departure of correspondent Marissa Jaret Winokur, who left last month over lack of screen time.

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