CBS is replacing its oldest soap opera, AS THE WORLD TURNS, with a new talk show, the network announced late Wednesday.
Julie Chen, currently hosting the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER, will be one of the moderators for the show, which will be similar in style to ABC’s The View, but will feature five moms around the table.
Other panelists will include reality star Sharon Osbourne, and actresses Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Sara Gilbert.
Gilbert, known for her role as back-talking daughter Darlene Conner on Roseanne, will also be an executive producer of the new show. Osbourne is the wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, has been a talent judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Remini played Carrie Heffernan, foil to husband Doug on CBS’s THE KING OF QUEENS. Peete got her major break on the then-fledgling Fox Network’s crime series 21 Jump Street, and starred in Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper and Love, Inc. Winokur was host of a dancing competition show on NBC.
Chen will leave her regular duties on CBS’s THE EARLY SHOW, but will may continue to contribute to the show, according to the network.
AS THE WORLD TURNS leaves the air in September after 54 years on the air. We’ll have more on the show as more information comes in.