Sara Gilbert to leave 'The Talk' after season ends

On the Tuesday episode of CBS’ “The Talk,” co-host Sara Gilbert announced she is leaving the show after nine seasons.

“This is something I have been struggling with for a while, and going back and forth. But I’ve decided it’s time for me to leave the show,” Gilbert said at the beginning of the show.

“I obviously love it here and this was extremely difficult,” she continued. “Last season I did ‘The Conners’ and, as you know, also producing … and I loved it and felt totally empowered. But my life was slightly out of balance, and I was not spending as much time with my three kids as I would like.”

Gilbert said she decided to leave as she couldn’t “do it all,” on top of her producing and acting slate. She has been with the show since its debut in 2010, and along with Sharon Osbourne, has served the longest tenure of any co-host. She also created and executive produces the show.

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Melissa Gilbert, Sara Gilbert, and Mother Barbara Crane (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 16: ROSEANNE - 'Gallery' 1988 Alicia Goranson, Sal Barone, Sara Gilbert (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 29: ROSEANNE - 'Radio Days' - Season One - 11/29/88, A songwriting contest unleashes creativity in Dan and Roseanne. Pictured: Michael Fishman (D.J.), Lecy Goranson (Becky), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 01: Sara Gilbert, John Goodman and Alicia Goranson (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Sara Gilbert (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Sara Gilbert. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Sara Gilbert (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Sara Gilbert (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 04: ROSEANNE- 'Gallery' 1991 Sara Gilbert, Johnny Galecki (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
Sara Gilbert (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 114 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Sara Gilbert during an interview with host Jay Leno on November 23, 1992 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ROSEANNE - 'Terms of Estrangement' which aired on September 15, 1992. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) SARA GILBERT
Sara Gilbert (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Sara Gilbert (Photo by Steve Eichner/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 17: ROSEANNE - gallery - 9/17/96, Sara Gilbert (Darlene) on the ABC Television Network comedy 'Roseanne'. 'Roseanne' is the story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parent's in Law., (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
Sara Gilbert (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
11/04/99. Hollywood CA. Sara Gilbert attending the film premiere of her new movie, 'Light It Up'. Photo by Brenda Chase Online USA Inc.
Sara Gilbert during Pediatric AIDS at Private Home in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Sara Gilbert (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Sara Gilbert during Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines World Premiere at Mann Bruin in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
ER -- 'Time of Death' Episode 6 -- Air Date 11/11/2004 -- Pictured: Sara Gilbert as Jane Figler (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Sara Gilbert during 8th Annual Lili Claire Foundation Benefit - Red Carpet at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for Fusion PR _LA)
Sara Gilbert in West Los Angeles, California (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Sara Gilbert during 'A Time for Heroes' Carnival Hosted By Disney - Arrivals at Wadsworth Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Sara Gilbert arrives at the P.S. ARTS Annual 'Express Yourself' charity benefit held on November 4, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Actress Sara Gilbert and Son Levi arrive at the 11th Anniversary Of P.S. Arts 'Express Yourself 2008' at the Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport on November 16, 2008 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Sara Gilbert attends P.S. ARTS 'Express Yourself 2009' at Barker Hangar on November 15, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by MARK WOODWORTH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Sara Gilbert attends 8th annual 'Best In Drag' show AIDS fundraiser at Orpheum Theatre on October 24, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Sara Gilbert arrives at the CBS 2012 fall premiere party at Greystone Manor Supperclub on September 18, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Sara Gilbert arrives at the season premiere of HBO's 'The Comeback' at the El Capitan Theatre on November 5, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 18: Sara Gilbert attends the 2014 Environmental Media Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on October 18, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: Sara Gilbert attends CBS Daytime Presents 'The Talk' panel at The Paley Center for Media on October 26, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
ROSEANNE - ABC's 'Roseanne' stars Sara Gilbert as Darlene Conner. (Robert Trachtenberg via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Sara Gilbert attends the Gersh Upfronts Party 2018 at The Bowery Hotel on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Getty Images for Gersh)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 10: Season 9 of the Emmy Award-winning show THE TALK Premieres Monday, September 10, 2018 2 PM ET, 1 PM CT/PT on CBS. Sara Gilbert, shown. (Photo by Andrew Eccles/CBS via Getty Images)
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“Sara’s passionate vision for a forum in which women on camera and off could celebrate mutual support, emotional growth, and everyday achievements was a driving force behind bringing THE TALK to air in 2010 as CBS’ first daytime talk show. Her authenticity, compassion, quick wit and drive to succeed led to 9 successful seasons of THE TALK, garnering numerous daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Show and Outstanding Host,” said Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs, in a statement. “We are thankful that Sara inspired us from the beginning and wish her all the happiness and success on her new journey. She will always be family and, as you know, family can always come by for a TALK.”

Gilbert’s departure is the second shakeup in the show’s lineup, with “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba joining this January. Inaba replaced co-host Julie Chen, who departed after last season following sexual misconduct allegations against her husband, former CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves.

The current ninth season premiered Sept. 10, 2018. Eve and Sheryl Underwood also serve as co-hosts on the daily one-hour series, where the panel discusses current events, pop culture, and the trending topics of the day. John Redmann serves as executive producer. Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews are co-executive producers.

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LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 22: Actress America Ferrera discusses her new television series on 'The Talk,' Monday, February 22, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, America Ferrera, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 26: The 7 Wonders of THE TALK! Season 7 premieres with shocking reveals, behind the scenes secrets, surprising reunions and more. Monday, Sept. 12, 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM, PT/CT on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen, shown (Photo by Robert Ascroft/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 9: Television host Craig Ferguson visits 'The Talk,' Monday, May 9, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Craig Ferguson, Leeza Gibbons, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. '(Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 11: Actor Bradley Whitford discusses his new television biopic on 'The Talk,' Wednesday, May 11, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Bradley Whitford, Sharon Osbourne, and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 9: Television host Craig Ferguson visits 'The Talk,' Monday, May 9, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Craig Ferguson, Leeza Gibbons, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 21: Actor Joel Kinnaman discusses his television series on 'The Talk,' Friday, April 22, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Carnie Wilson, Sara Gilbert, Joel Kinnaman, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 12: Academy award winners Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon discuss the 25th Anniversary of 'Thelma & Louise' on 'The Talk,' Tuesday, April 19, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. 'The Talk' hosts celebrate the 25th Anniversary of 'Thelma & Louise' with actresses Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon on 'The Talk,' Tuesday, April 19, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 12: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon discusses her new film 'The Meddler' on 'The Talk,' Tuesday, April 19, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sara Gilbert, Susan Sarandon, Sharon Osbourne, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 25: Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician Sir Elton John discusses his new album, 'Wonderful Crazy Night' on 'The Talk,' Friday, February 26, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sir Elton John, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Carnie Wilson, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 22: 'Top Talker' Nancy O'Dell ('Entertainment Tonight') visits 'The Talk,' Tuesday, February 23, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilert, Nancy O'Dell, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 27: Comedy legend Carol Burnett discusses her SAG Life Achievement Award on 'The Talk,' Wednesday, January 27, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Carol Burnett, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 5: Media legend Oprah Winfrey visits 'The Talk,' Monday, April 17, 2017 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Oprah Winfrey, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 10: Television personality and author Caitlyn Jenner discuss her new book, 'The Secrets of My Life' on 'The Talk,' Wednesday, May 10, 2017 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Caitlyn Jenner, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 19: 'The Talk' celebrates Halloween with its 2nd Annual Rocktober Lip Sync War featuring can't-miss performances from the hosts as they transform into iconic musicians; including special guest host, music icon and actor LL Cool J (CBS's 'NCIS: Los Angeles') on Monday, October 31, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne. Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 22: The ladies of The Talk welcome musician Charlie Puth on Thursday, September 22, 2016 for the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Charlie Puth, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 11: Actor Bradley Whitford discusses his new television biopic on 'The Talk,' Wednesday, May 11, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Bradley Whitford, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown.(Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
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