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Sara Gilbert Brings Lesbian Mommyhood to CBS’s New View Competitor

When As The World Turns stops turning this fall on CBS, the network will launch a The View competitor with a half dozen semi-recognizable female names hosting a lady-obsessed show with a focus on motherhood and kids. There will be a homosexual woman on it!

We’ve got Big Brother host Julie Chen (who happens to be married to CBS chief Les Moonves), America’s Got Talent‘s Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete (from Celebrity Apprentice), Leah Remini (from the Church of Scientology and Fat Guy, Skinny Wife), and Marissa Jaret Winokur, who is The Awesome.

And then there’s Sara Gilbert, of Roseanne and The Big Bang Theory fame, who will not only appear on the show but also developed it; she’ll serve as executive producer. She’s also a lesbian. And a mom! Wife Allison Adler gave birth to son Levi in 2004, and Sara had daughter Sawyer in 2007.

I would very much like to see this as-yet-untitled show air segments from The View where Sherri Shepherd discusses her own parenting skills, and then have Sara Gilbert match wits. Because this is already how I watch The View in my head.

Update: Maybe CBS isn’t as excited about Gilbert was we are? Suspiciously missing from the network’s press release: any mention of Gilbert’s family, while all the other hosts have their husbands noted.

[EW, NYT]

By:           JD
On:           Jul 22, 2010
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  • 13 Comments
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      I might have to check this show out, most of the people listed I actually like.

      I’m not expecting too much from CBS though.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 9:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jorge
      Jorge

      I like the sound of it. The hosts seem diverse and their credentials are seemingly all inline. You know, there isn’t a Survivor loser sitting next to an Oscar winner here.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hypnogal
      Hypnogal

      All this “diversity” – it’s just a ploy to gain a wider viewing audience. Everything on TV is done for the buck – bottom line.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ash
      Ash

      Heck, yeah! That’s awesome. I like Sara and leah, so I might check it out from time to time.

      But…wait. They’re going to have Holly Robinson Peet on it? NOOOO!!!!!!!! She was such a bitch on The Apprentice! If she has a massive personality transplant for this show, I might be able to handle her. :P

      Jul 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      Well it can’t be any worse than The View.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KatyGirl
      KatyGirl

      I love Sara Gilbert and Sharon Osbourne, I have to check this out.

      I didn’t know Leah Remini was a Scientologist, that’s kind of sad, but, ah well whatever.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shanelle
      shanelle

      Dont be all kinds of surprised if this show blowsThe View outta the bathwater.

      These are all women you might like to have coffee with. They’re diverse: ethnicty/nationality/age/career etc.

      And anything that’s NOT the View is worth a view.

      We got Sharon O, whose a friend, and Sara Gilbert whos one of us. And Holly, well, she’s just copying my look but I can’t blame her. ^–^

      Jul 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      I hope the show is a genuine success, but I also hope Gilbert isn’t done with acting too.

      As she took Darlene Connor through the awkward years of teenhood, she proved she was the standout actor of the younger members of Roseanne. The character’s true-to-life bout with depression, her never-abandoned cynicism and bluntness are part of what keeps the reruns of the show still entertaining.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Damien
      Damien

      Interesting!

      Jul 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      Thank you Jesus. I hope this show blows “The View” off the air.

      Bravo Sara Gilbert! She is brilliant!

      Jul 22, 2010 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcus
      Marcus

      I like all of these women. I know that Marissa had a baby via a surrogate, but have any of them adopted? I do think it would have been a wise decision to have a mother with that perspective though.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous

      This makes me sad. Remini is a pretty devoted Scientologist. Is Sara Gilbert really okay with someone who accepts L Ron’s idea of “1.1 on the Tone Scale”? Pretty sinister stuff.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_topics_and_Scientology

      Jul 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      The show is about “moms.”
      Read Qty’s update: The CBS original press
      release failed to mention that Sara Gilbert has two children with her female partner.
      What, are they afraid the fundies will boy-cott the show if they know this? Yeesh, have they not seen ratings for Ellen? — she’s doing very well, thank you.

      Anything that helps the View revamp or retire and gets Sherri back to her flat earth is much appreciated.

      @Shanelle: Just because you have a crush on Justin Bieber does not make you “one of us” but I appreciate the support of all my nieces & nephews. He’s male, by the way.

      @Dvlaries: I hope Sara’s not done acting too ! She was so good on both shows. The handful of times I saw her interviewed, she was bright, quick & funny.

      I look forward to the show….

      Jul 23, 2010 at 1:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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