Aisha Tyler made an announcement on CBS's "The Talk" on Thursday, June 15. At the beginning of the show, she cried as she said she would leave at the end of this current season. She explained that she is already working three series in addition to co-hosting "The Talk."

Aisha was very emotional as she made the official announcement. She said working with co-hosts Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne is such a joy that it never feels like work to her.

However, she didn't see how she could keep up the pace with her other series. It was already hectic, but now that she has an opportunity to direct her first feature film, she had to make the difficult decision to let something go. She is passionate about directing. Therefore, she has decided to leave "The Talk" when Season 7 ends in July. She burst into tears and was consoled by co-host Sheryl Underwood. The talk show host, actress, comedian, author, producer, writer, and now director has been on "The Talk" since Season 2 in 2011.

Three series

Aisha Tyler has a role on three series besides being a talk show co-host on "The Talk." She started out having a guest spot on CBS's "Criminal Minds." Now her role on the police procedural crime drama has evolved into a regular as Dr. Tara Lewis, a forensic psychologist. That series is filmed nine months a year while overlapping with "The Talk" that films eleven months a year.

The 46-year-old television personality voices Lana Kane in the hit adult animated spy sitcom "Archer." She has been hosting "Whose Line Is It Anyway" on the CW since July 16, 2013.

Aisha explained that she has always dreamed of directing. She added that is what she wants to do the rest of her life.

The departing co-host believes the time is right because of the success of other female directors, such as Ava DuVernay who has several films under her directorial belt and Patty Jenkins with her recent success of "Wonder Woman."

On Twitter

Before Aisha made the live official announcement, she hinted about her departure on Twitter when she wrote about change. After the announcement, she later posted a photo with her co-hosts with the caption, "Love Always." A goodbye message to Aisha was posted on the show's official Twitter page.

The inspirational message was very encouraging for Aisha that told her in essence not to cry because it's over. Instead, smile because it happened.

Fans will miss Aisha, but she will be with the show until the season ends next month and will return as a guest to promote her film.

Watch "The Talk" on CBS at 2 p.m. each weekday.

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