*CBS has announced that it will replace its long-running soap opera “As the World Turns” with a new hour-long daily talk show with six female co-hosts – including actress Holly Robinson Peete.
The as-yet-unnamed copy of ABC’s “The View” will also include hosts Julie Chen, who hosts “Big Brother” and is a co-anchor on “The Early Show”; “America’s Got Talent” judge and former “Celebrity Apprentice ” contestant Sharon Osbourne; Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene on TV’s “Roseanne” and has recently been added to the cast of “The Big Bang Theory;” Broadway actress and former “Dancing With The Stars” contestant Marissa Jaret Winokur; and actress Leah Remini of “The King of Queens.”
CBS said Wednesday that the new show will take a mom’s view of entertainment and news stories. All the panelists have children and several have celebrity mates.
Osbourne is the wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne; Peete is married to former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete; and Julie Chen is the wife of CBS CEO Les Moonves. Gilbert is a lesbian mom, raising two children with partner Allison Adler.