The Talk is an American Emmy Award and People's Choice Award winning talk show on CBS that debuted on October 18, 2010, as part of its CBS Daytime programming block. The show was created by actress Sara Gilbert, who also serves as an executive producer, along with John Redmann. The show is based on the British daily women's panel show Loose Women, which has been running regularly in the United Kingdom since 1999.
Along with Gilbert, the show features Julie Chen (who serves as the program's moderator), Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood discussing the day's latest headlines, while usually tying in the show's theme of motherhood or at least parenthood, such as by giving their opinions "through the eyes of mothers." It also contains celebrity interviews and segments for mothers and parents in general.
The Talk is broadcast before a live studio audience at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California each Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and airs live on most CBS owned-and-operated stations and affiliates in the Eastern and Central United States at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time; the program is broadcast on tape delay elsewhere from the Mountain Time Zone westward. The Friday shows are recorded on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time for broadcast the next day, and is taped before the studio audience in attendance for the earlier live Thursday broadcast.