According to TMZ, the announcement will be made on Tuesday, May 7. The source revealed that the few times Marie filled in as a guest host, the ratings spiked.
However, the other women on the panel — Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve and Carrie Ann Inaba — reportedly aren’t happy about the change. They thought Sara’s replacement would be someone younger and edgier — not 59-year-old Marie. But they won’t be getting their way.
Despite nearing 60 years old, Marie will be busting her a-s to make The Talk work. In fact, she’ll be flying back and forth to Las Vegas to perform with her brother Donny at the Flamingo until their residency ends in November.
But Marie is no stranger to talk shows and the demanding schedule behind it. She and Donny had a talk show called Donny & Marie in 1998. She also had her own show, Marie, in 2012 and 2013.
Marie is the latest to join The Talk. Carrie Ann Inaba recently took Julie Chen’s place, and like The View, the panel seems to just be a revolving door of prominent women in the industry.