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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]