The CBS show “The Talk,” where Julie Chen bowed out as her husband Leslie Moonves fell from grace at the company over sexual misconduct allegations, has settled on a permanent replacement for Chen.
Deadline reports that Carrie Ann Inaba, the “Dancing with the Stars” judge who has been doing much of the guest-hosting following Chen’s departure, will now be a permanent host.
“Inaba and Rosie O’Donnell mostly filled Chen’s seat for guest stints back in September, after Chen announced just before the talk show’s new season began that she was taking time off,” Deadline notes.
Chen first announced that she would be taking a break from the show, but soon made it permanent. She continues to host the CBS show “Big Brother,” and will stay on, Deadline notes.
Inaba will reportedly join “The Talk” as a regular starting next month.