Tyler explained that she's just too busy with three other shows and her burgeoning directing career.
"I just realized I had to let something go," she said, crying.
In addition to co-hosting The Talk, Tyler is also a series regular on Criminal Minds, hosts Whose Line Is It Anyway? and does a voice on Archer. She also directed a movie called Axis, which is screening at film festivals. She said that the experience made her realize that directing is her passion and she needs to devote her attention to that, which she would not be able to do while working on the daily show.
Tyler said her choice was the "hardest decision" in her life, adding that she considers the co-hosts, who include Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and series creator Sara Gilbert, to be her family, with whom she has "precious" friendships. Tyler joined The Talk during Season 2 in 2011.
She did say that she'd like to come back as a guest host and promote her other projects, so this may not be goodbye forever.
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