Busy Aisha Tyler says goodbye to 'The Talk' after 6 years

Aisha Tyler announced Thursday that she's exiting The Talk!

In addition to "The Talk", the 46-year-old Tyler has a recurring role on "Criminal Minds" and hosts The CW's rebooted version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?".

Tyler, who has been with the show since 2011, joining in Season 2, said that she had become too busy with her many other projects to continue co-hosting the daily show.

Tyler said she intends to return to "The Talk", both as a guest and a drop-in host. She also lends her voice to ARCHER. The departing co-host believes the time is right because of the success of other female directors, such as Ava DuVernay who has several films under her directorial belt and Patty Jenkins with her recent success of "Wonder Woman".

Tyler went on to say that, as a result of that experience, "I knew that was what I wanted to do the rest of my life, what I wanted to put my energy into".

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Will you guys miss Tyler?

And after making the news official during the live taping, she posted a photo with her co-hosts, captioned, "Love".

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Tyler received emotional support from her fellow co-hosts following her shocking proclamation and said it was the "hardest decision" of her life. Sometimes it's painful. Sometimes it's lovely. Aisha explained that tabloid reporters are always "perched" at the courthouse and they go through all of the divorce filings to create sensationalized stories. She wrote; "Life is about change".

In a statement, CBS Entertainment and Television Distribution's evp, daytime programs and syndicated program development Angelica McDaniel said, "Saying goodbye to Aisha is a bittersweet moment for all of us at CBS daytime and The Talk".

  • Stacy Houston