Holly Robinson Peete fans were up in arms behind her getting the da boot from the CBS daytime chat show, aptly titled, The Talk. Rumors persisted that petty motives of the robotic lead host Julie Chen (and wife of CBS President Les Moonves) led directly to the removal of both Peete and co-host Leah Remini from the new hit show. Recapping, Peete wrote on her website,

“After weeks in limbo, I was finally ‘officially’ given word from CBS today that I have not been picked up for the second season of ‘The Talk.’ I realize there have been several reports and ‘leaks’ for sometime to this effect but until today I was not contractually released which prevented me from moving on and finding other work… While I am relieved to have this closure… It doesn’t diminish my disappointment one bit about not continuing with a show I worked very hard to launch and love dearly.”

With ongoing protests over her dismissal, it was unclear as to when, and where, the veteran actress would reemerge. Now, clarity has come in the form of a statement CBS itself confirming that Holly Robinson Peete will have a recurring role on sitcom Mike & Molly – a farce featuring a rotund couple who met at an Overeaters’ Anonymous meeting.  THR says Peete will play a love interest to Mike’s police partner (Reno Wilson), who has issues when it comes to romancin’.

No word on the date her episodes will air, but Holly Robinson Peete fans can exhale just a little, knowing her return to the small screen is just around the corner.

 

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  • African Mami

    I fucking hate when somebody uses their leverage to boot somebody else out of a job. One word. BITCH.

    With that outta my system, Congrats mama!!!!! I hope your character does die prematurely.

    • Beautiful Mic

      Wouldn’t Robinson-Peete have done the same thing, if she could? That’s the name of the game. Dog-eat-dog.

    • African Mami

      @ Beautiful Mic,

      Upon reading your comment, I tried forming a sentence that was Harvardesque, but all I could come up with is…..

      Dog eat my ass! Why would Robinson have resorted to that? She is a class act to say the least…..If you feel your position is being threatened by others, then you STEP YOUR CHEN UP!

      I meant to say does *NOT* die prematurely.

    • Beautiful Mic

      If Chen is running the show, she doesn’t have to step her game up. Some needs to go start their own show to run.

    • African Mami

      @ Beautiful Mic,

      Of course she doesn’t have to step her game up, her husband is the head honcho….her position is secure! Oh well, wish my girl all the best!

    • Pink

      We are probably not getting the full story on Holly and LeAnn being booted out. But I will say this….perhaps Julie felt threatened by them because there are so many insecure people in the world. Of course as I’m typing this I’m thinking what a ridiculous notion…..Julie’s husband is the top dog so why would Julie feel threatened…but then again stranger things have happened.

    • African Mami

      @ Pink,

      There’s definitely more to the story, and Chen is behind it all…..chick stole somebody’s husband, so what can’t she do?!

  • Pink

    Yeah and now they have Sheryl Underwood on The Talk. Not to diss Sheryl because everyone needs to work….but Sheryl isn’t remotely a fit for the show. Can’t they find some beautiful African American female to represent (on the show)?

    • Val

      I agree. Sheryl Underwood is just another Sherri Shepard. And one Sherri Shepard on TV is already one too many.

    • Pink

      They had Aisha Tyler on for a couple of days. I wish they would bring Aisha back as one of the permanent hosts.

  • whilome

    I, for one, am happy Holly is going to be on M&M. I wouldn’t watch “The Talk” if you paid me, but Mike & Molly has hella buzz. She’ll reach more people that way.

    The Talk’s 2010 ratings were 2 million, which dipped to 1.8 when Robinson-Peete left.
    Mike and Molly’s ratings are 11.2 weekly. She’ll be able to work in a successful environment that appreciates what she brings to the table.

    • African Mami

      and I PRAY that CBS don’t do her dirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrty again! This chick deserves her shine…..loved her since 21 Jump Street….

    • whilome

      She’s very respected in the Hollywood community, which leads me to believe that a certain Mrs. Moonves didn’t like playing beta to an alpha. That’s okay. That happens. She can shine in a top-class ensemble comedy instead. Go ‘head, Mz. Peete!

  • Debra

    We should all clamor for Holly to have a reoccuring role in Mike and Molly. She was great!!