CBS chose to extend The Talk’s regularly planned hiatus in order to decide if further actions need to be taken. The show had a previously planned hiatus to accommodate the NCAA Tournament, and CBS has stated that they plan on extending the hiatus to next Tuesday while reviewing the case. Since the March 10 broadcast, Sharon has issued apologies over her handling of the situation with Underwood but has come out on the defensive over the newest slate of allegations, refusing to take responsibility for what sources have claimed about her behavior on the set of The Talk. During the now infamous episode, Underwood questioned why Osbourne would support someone who is “racist in his stance against Meghan Markle,” to which Osbourne responded, “I feel like I am about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend that many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist.”
While Sharon Osbourne has always been known for her harsh tongue, many feel that she went too far when defending Morgan. Although Osbourne denies the allegations, it is refreshing to see this step being taken to search for truth and have the claims examined further, rather than sweeping them under the rug like too many instances in the past. It will be interesting to see what comes out at the end of CBS’ investigation, and what the future of The Talk will look like.
Source: TV Line
Originally from https://screenrant.com/talk-show-hiatus-sharon-osbourne-racism-allegation-new/