It's official: Jerry O'Connell will become the first permanent male co-host of CBS' "The Talk" as the show launches its 12th season in September. He replaces Sharon Osbourne.

CBS has renewed "The Talk" for a 12th season despite continued audience erosion, including another series low during the week of June 7-11, 2021. No replacement for Sharon Osbourne announced.

Marking her fifth time overall and the first time by herself, "The Talk's" Sheryl Underwood will emcee "The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" on Friday, June 25 on CBS.

Airing originals during the week of April 26-30, 2021, "The Talk" hit a total audience low and continues to rank last in the key sales demos that set daytime advertising rates.

"The Talk" returns with all-new episodes on Monday, April 12 following Sharon Osbourne's exit with a discussion on "race" and "healing" which will include experts who will talk about diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.

Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood's on-screen spat isn't the real reason why "The Talk" is in trouble. In fact, their confrontation might just be the reason the show might get a boost.