CBS’s “The Talk” Heads To New York City For A Week Of Shows To Air Dec. 12-16

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December 8th, 2011

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A First For the Daytime Show, THE TALK Will Debut A Week of Holiday-Themed Episodes Originating from The Grand Foyer of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center


Celebrity Guests Include Kim Cattrall, Michael Emerson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gayle King, Archie Panjabi, Paul Shaffer, Brooke Shields, Donald Trump, Donnie Wahlberg, Patrick Wilson and Dylan Walsh, Among Others

LOS ANGELES ? December 8, 2011 – Hosts of the CBS Daytime talk show THE TALK are traveling across the country to present a week of special episodes shot on location in New York City, to air Monday, Dec. 12 through Friday, Dec. 16 (2:00 PM, ET / 1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Co-hosts Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler will shoot a week of holiday-themed shows originating from the Grand Foyer of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.


Throughout the week, THE TALK will feature celebrity guests, along with drop-in appearances from famed New York personalities, including Kim Cattrall, Andy Cohen, Michael Emerson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gayle King (“CBS This Morning”), Paul Shaffer, Brooke Shields, Donald Trump, Donnie Wahlberg and Patrick Wilson, among others.

From food to fashion and even a taxi or two, THE TALK hosts will highlight all the elements that make New York City one of the best places to ring in the holidays with special segments to air each day during the week.  Sharon Osbourne will fulfill a lifelong dream and be transformed into Mary Poppins with the cast of the hit Broadway production; Julie Chen will unveil her “Top Chen” list of holiday gift items; and the studio audience will receive thousands of dollars in take-home gifts. Viewers at home will also get a chance to win the items. In addition, co-host and comedienne Sheryl Underwood will interact with locals for man-on-the-street segments to get the New York point of view on the latest topics in the news in “Sheryl Takes It To The Streets.”

Details on guests and programming for the week of Dec. 12-16 include:


Kim Cattrall kicks off the week and discusses her return to the Broadway stage after a 25-year hiatus. Plus, actor Dylan Walsh (CBS’s “Unforgettable”) joins the hosts at the table; Sheryl Underwood’s segment, “Sheryl Takes It To The Streets,” debuts, getting the local take on the latest news topics; and Julie Chen unveils her “Top Chen” list of holiday gift items.



Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett from the Broadway production of “The Mountaintop” join the hosts at the table; David Letterman, host of CBS’s Emmy Award-winning “Late Show with David Letterman,” debuts a special Top Ten List for the hosts; reality guru Andy Cohen brings surprises for the audience; plus, a visit from Michael Emerson (CBS’s “Person of Interest”).



Singer and actor Donnie Wahlberg (CBS’s “Blue Bloods”) visits; Gayle King discusses her new role on “CBS This Morning,” debuting in the new year; and Sharon Osbourne fulfills a lifelong dream of transforming into Mary Poppins on Broadway.



Brooke Shields,  star of the Broadway production “The Addams Family,” visits, along with Patrick Wilson (CBS’s “A Gifted Man”), who is challenged to a “gifting game” to win prizes for the audience; plus “Sheryl Takes It To The Streets” continues with comedic moments from the hustle and bustle of New York City.



Business mogul Donald Trump visits to preview the upcoming season of his reality show; Archie Panjabi (CBS’s “The Good Wife”) joins the table; Paul Shaffer (CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman”) drops by to bring the hosts some holiday cheer; and “Sheryl Takes It To The Streets” for the local New York City take on the latest headlines to round out the exciting week.

CBS’s daytime talk show features a panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities having The Talk about current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, family, celebrity and the trending topics of the day. The daily one-hour series is co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. The hosts swap stories, challenge each other on issues and engage the studio audience and viewers at home about events in the headlines and their own homes. Show segments include guest interviews with entertainers and newsmakers, musical performances, how-to demos and appearances from extraordinary people with stories that engage and inform. The show was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer.

RATING: TV14-DL (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)


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