The buzz around Hollywood for a couple of weeks was that Marie Osmond had been tapped to replace Sara Gilbert on the daytime talk show, “The Talk“. According to TMZ the network was scheduled to make the announcement this week. And that rumor became reality on Tuesday.

“The Talk” panel currently includes Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Sarah Gilbert. Gilbert’s last day is to be August 2nd of this year. Marie Osmond will join the show when it returns for season 10 in September.

We reported on the impending end of Donny and Marie’s Las Vegas residency HERE. That show does not end until November. That will mean that Marie will be doing double duty between the two shows for a while, one in Vegas and one in Los Angeles.

Osmond said in a statement obtained by Variety on Tuesday:

“It is such a joy for me to be joining ‘The Talk’ in September. After guest co-hosting and appearing as a guest on the show throughout the years, I am thrilled to now call this my day job,”

With the show’s ratings being in a slump the question remains, can even Marie Osmond save what may be a sinking ship? Only time will tell, so stay tuned!

Marie’s first hit song at 13 years old:

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .