Marissa Jaret Winokur is out as 'The Talk' claims its first victim
People reports that former "Hairspray" actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is already out.
"I will not be returning to 'The Talk' this year," Winokur tells People. "As the show evolved, there really wasn't room for my segments."
Winokur wasn't technically a "panelist," but a "mom on the street," originally slated to appear twice a week. Alas, two is now zero.
But that's not to say she's the Debbie Matenopoulos of the group."Talk" executive producer Brad Bessey tells People it's just a result of the direction the show is headed.
"The show is trending toward more time with panel conversations and interviews, creating fewer opportunities for the mom-on-the-street segments," he says. "We are grateful beyond words to Marissa for her hard work, unrivaled energy and enthusiasm; and the integral role she played in the successful launch of The Talk. We wish her the very best."