ABC’s the View is in possibly the most precarious position it has ever been. The once immortal show of Bawbwa Walters has been edging closer and closer to the incredulous “They may actually cancel it” status and after three years of cast shake-ups and division changes (from entertainment to the news division in ABC), I could totally see the show being canned. Obviously we’re talking Hollywood and the entertainment industry, where nothing is canned until it literally has to be, so ABC are planning to reboot again before you they think of cancelling.
I’m hearing they’re working hard on securing two new co-hosts for the next season of the View, possibly three if they decide to scrap Rosie Perez as initially planned. For those of you unaware, the View was set on releasing Perez from her contract at the start of the year but the news was prematurely leaked and they decided to keep her on to save face. One of the reasons Rosie O’Donnell left the show was because of the deception and backstage insanity relating to it.
The name I’m hearing the View producers are after is Raven Symone, 29, former star of the Cosby Show and That’s So Raven! Symone would be the second openly gay co-host on the View and has made headlines with her controversial (see: stupid) opinions in the past.
Another peculiar name bandied about is Jenny McCarthy, 42. McCarthy was already a co-host on the View and was fired alongside Sherri Shepherd in 2014. Apparently Rosie O’Donnell and Joy Behar are in consideration for recurring guest spots. Republican Nicolle Wallace and actress Whoopi Goldberg are set to stay.
Ultimately the View is a mess and it has been since they fired Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. It’s been surpassed critically and in viewers by the Talk on CBS with Caucasian women (see: housewives) and the Real on Fox with minority women.