‘The Talk’ returns Monday with episode on 'race and healing’ after Sharon Osbourne’s exit

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After a month-long hiatus, “The Talk” is making a return to the airwaves without Sharon Osbourne.

On Monday, the daytime talk show will begin new episodes with a “discussion about race and healing” following Osbourne’s exit after getting into a heated exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood in March, reported The Wrap.

Underwood and remaining co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth will be joined by experts in the sensitive conversation.

“THE TALK returns with a discussion about race and healing; expert on diversity, equity, inclusion and justice Dr. Donald E. Grant will offer advice on how to have these difficult conversations; nationally acclaimed trauma therapist and life coach Dr. Anita Phillips will share her expertise on how to heal after a painful event or conversation,” read a description for the episode, per the outlet.

Two weeks ago, CBS announced Osbourne would not be returning to the series she has hosted since its launch in 2010.

"Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk," the network said in a statement. "The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace."

Osbourne and Underwood’s tense discussion occurred over Piers Morgan’s controversial remarks about Meghan Markle.

Osbourne claimed she was being labeled a racist for voicing support for Morgan, who criticized Markle for her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Morgan accused Markle of lying about the royal family's racism and her own mental health struggles.

CBS subsequently launched an internal investigation and later disclosed Osbourne was stepping away from the show.

Although Osbourne apologized in a lengthy statement shortly after the episode aired, she later said she felt “blindsided” by the show’s producers for making Morgan’s comments a last-minute topic on the show.

In the aftermath of their exchange, Underwood said Osbourne had not reached out or apologized to her personally. Osbourne has vehemently refuted her claims.

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