Aisha Tyler joins 'The Talk' as new co-host: Why she'll be great for the show

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After the departure of Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini, CBS's daytime chatfest "The Talk" needed a little spicing up. That's why the news that all-around funnylady Aisha Tyler is joining comedian Sheryl Underwood and original members Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne is great for the show.

Why, you ask? Let us outline a few reasons below:

  • First things first, considering Osbourne is taking on a reduced role this season to spend time with her family, it helps to have another outspoken woman on the panel. Tyler is definitely not shy about sharing her opinions.

  • Tyler has experience as a host, having headed up E!'s "Talk Soup" from 2001-02, and brings an edgy wit to her role as Lana Kane on FX's animated hit, "Archer."

  • Did we mention she's funny? Because she's really, really funny.

  • Plus, she'll be great when discussing current events -- Tyler has a degree in political science from Dartmouth College. Hilarious, and an Ivy Leaguer to boot? What else could you ask for in a panelist?

Check out a clip from Tyler's debut and let us know what you think of her first day as "The Talk" co-host.

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