NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Have you ever wondered about the work that goes into bringing a TV talk show on the road?
CBS 2’s Alice Gainer got a behind-the-scenes look at “The Talk,” the Los Angeles-based show that is spending the week in New York.
“It takes about a hundred people,” said Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president of CBS Daytime. “It takes a lot of energy and a lot of excitement.”
What viewers don’t see on TV: There’s a man who warms up the audience. Notes and cue cards have to be written. And there’s a meeting before the show.
CBS 2 caught up with the show’s hosts backstage.
New Yorkers “know we’re only here for this short period of time,” said host Aisha Tyler. “They’re excited to have us in their hometown.”
Bringing the show on location is a bit of a homecoming for host Julie Chen, a Queens native.
“I start becoming my New Yorker self,” she said. “I’m talking a mile a minute. I’m walking fast. I’m like, ‘What do you mean I’m talking fast and walking fast?'”
“It’s just exciting to take the show on the road,” host Sara Gilbert said. “It’s fun to be in a new environment and then going to see theater.”
As for the biggest difference between the L.A. crowd and New Yorkers?
New Yorkers will “yell some profane, horrible things at you and then they’ll go, ‘But we love “The Talk.” Tell Julie I say ‘hey.’ Tell Mrs. O (host Sharon Osbourne), “What’s up,'” said host Sheryl Underwood.
“It’s love. If you don’t get cursed out in New York, you’re not a real New Yorker,” she added.
The show wraps up taping Friday, when the ladies will chat with Tony-nominated star Idina Menzel.
“The Talk” air weekdays at 2 p.m. on CBS 2.
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