Aisha Tyler Is Leaving The Talk After 6 Seasons

The busy talk show host, who has been a regular on the CBS daytime show for the past six seasons, has made a decision to move on from her role as a co-host.

Tyler will remain part of the cast of Federal Bureau of Investigation procedural Criminal Minds, where she became a series regular this past season.

In a statement, Angelica McDaniel, the head of daytime and syndicated programming at CBS, called Tyler's decision "a bittersweet moment" and noted that, "throughout her six seasons, she has made incredible contributions and shared personal moments, making our viewers, cast and crew all laugh, cry and think, as a result of her signature wit, intelligence and openness".

Tyler told her co-hosts that 'the thing she's going to miss the most is all of the time they spend together while they're not on camera'.

Her fellow co-hosts wished her well, with Sheryl Underwood getting up and walking around the table to give Tyler a hug.

Tyler, who joined the show in 2011, also provides a voice on the hit FXX series "Archer", has a series regular role on CBS' "Criminal Minds", and hosts "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on The CW.

Aisha explained that she has always dreamed of directing. That series is filmed nine months a year while overlapping with "The Talk" that films eleven months a year. She added that is what she wants to do the rest of her life.

And while the experience with her first big movie was positive-she took the film, entitled Axis, to four major festivals and even snagged an award-it helped her realize it was time to move on with her career.

Ahead of her announcement on the show, she wrote about change on Twitter, possibly hinting about her exit. After the announcement, she later posted a photo with her co-hosts with the caption, "Love Always". She brokedown while telling the audience. Instead, smile because it happened.

Tyler said she intends to return to "The Talk", both as a guest and a drop-in host. Watch "The Talk" on CBS at 2 p.m. each weekday.

  • Salvatore Jensen