Last fall, Marissa Jaret Winokur made the rounds promoting CBS' new morning chatfest, 'The Talk,' along with the panel's other stars: Julie Chen, Sharon Osborurne, Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete and Sara Gilbert.

The series was repeatedly described in the press as a knock-off of ABC's 'The View,' and the creators surely hoped Winokur's 'Mom in the Street' interviews would help set it apart.

Now, months after the show's October premiere, the actress is walking away.

"I will not be returning to 'The Talk' this year," Winokur tells, confirming that she prefers to focus on her new clothing line and developing her own cable series.