Frequently Asked Questions for New York tapings only**
When does the show tape?Our NEW YORK shows tape Monday December 7th at 2:00 PM, Tuesday December 8th at 2:00 PM and 4:15 PM, and Wednesday December 9th at 2:00 PM and 4:15 PM. All times are Eastern Standard Time. These are the ONLY dates we will be in New York.
Where is the studio?We are located at the CBS Broadcast Center, 524 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.
What if I applied but did not get a call?If you did not get a call for your online ticket request, that means we are FULL for that taping. However, there is an opportunity for you to obtain a STANDBY ticket. To do so, please call (818) 655-8255 the day prior to the taping you would like to attend between the hours of 3:00-3:30 pm EST (no earlier), and for a Monday taping please call the Friday before. You must ALWAYS speak with a live Audience representative in order to request these tickets, therefore any voicemails left on our line will NOT be valid. Please note, multiple phone calls from the same party and the same names will be considered a double booking and will be disqualified. For security purposes, the person calling must be the ticketholder and guests cannot call on each other's behalf. In an effort to accommodate requested tickets, you will only be allowed to attend ONCE as a Standby guest during the week we are in New York. If you do are booked as Standby and do not get into the taping, you may try calling again for the next day.
How many times may I attend a taping?You may attend one taping per week as a main ticket holder OR as a guest. When booking tickets, please make sure you and your guests' are not double booked within the same week. All reservations involved will have their tickets canceled without notification if the ticketholder and guest names appear more than once within the same calendar week. As a result, please make sure you and your party communicate before applying for tickets to a taping.
What if I need more than two tickets?Due to high volume of requests, the maximum amount of tickets per party is 2. Any applications of more than 2 tickets will be disqualified. If you need group accommodations, unfortunately we will NOT be accepting group submissions for our NY tapings.
Can I take photos?Studio policy does not permit the taking of any photographs. Cameras will NOT be permitted into the studio and cell phones with cameras must be completely turned off prior to entering studio. We ask you that you do not bring a camera as we are not responsible for stolen or damaged items. All guests with a point-and-shoot camera or any other audio/video recording device will be denied entrance.
How long is the taping?Our taping is a live show and usually lasts about an hour. Please be aware that this time does not include the security check-in process or travel to studio. Please allow ample time to remain at the taping as additional segments or promos may occur after the taping.
How much are the tickets?Studio tickets are free to anyone 16 years of age and older.
Where should I stay?There are many hotels in the New York and surrounding areas. We suggest using an online source to find accommodations that best suits you.
What if my show has been rescheduled?Show times and dates are subject to change at any time. "The Talk" does not reimburse for travel/hotel expenses due to show cancellations or being turned away due to studio being at capacity. Tickets have no cash value, are non-transferable and may not be auctioned or sold.
What can I expect from the check-in line?Entrance into the taping is based upon the order guests arrive, and guaranteed ONLY if your whole party is in line together by the arrival time stated on your PDF. Due to the nature of the process, you may not join the check in line or receive audience cards until your party is COMPLETE. Please be aware there may be some substantial standing in line before going through security and entering the studio. You're more than welcome to bring any items to assist those unable to stand for a long period of time, but please make sure these items are able to fit underneath the studio chairs. While waiting on the sidewalk, restroom facilities will not be available until you have completed the check-in process. For security purposes we require that the main ticket holder (the person who made the reservation) be present to attend the taping. If the ticket holder cannot be present, his or her guests will no longer be guaranteed and will be subject to standby seating if available. Please know that all efforts will be made to seat parties together; however we may be required to split your group up due to seating configurations. What if I have special needs? We are committed to making "The Talk" equally accessible to persons with disabilities. If you or anyone in your party has special needs and requires assistance to attend the show, please let us know when an audience representative calls to book your tickets or before the show date. We provide accessible seating (including companion seating) and other accommodations at all tapings to persons with disabilities.
The availability of accessible seating cannot be assured if the number of audience members requiring accessible seating on any given taping day exceeds the allotted number of seats. Accordingly, accessible seating may be reserved prior to the taping date by calling at (818) 655-8255. Reservations for accessible seating will be held and guaranteed until the scheduled arrival time.
If you do not arrive by the scheduled arrival time, we can no longer hold your reservation for accessible seating and you will be placed on standby status. Any remaining, unreserved accessible seating will be available only on a first-come, first-served basis and may be released after prior accessible reservations have been accommodated to standby guests who do not require such seating. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you reserve accessible seating in advance when you speak with an audience representative to ensure your reservation. Please note that accessibility seating generally fills quickly. Disabled guests with service animals should call at (818) 655-8255 before the taping date to ensure sufficient space for the service animal. Assistive listening devices are also available for all tapings.