Within the past 48 hours there have big changes and rumblings that will alter ABC’s morning talk show, The View, forever!
First came word that co-host Joy Behar had decided to call it quits after 17 years with the series relating,“It seemed like the right time. You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.”
On the heels of that announcement came some controversy about another ‘View’ co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck! According to Us Weekly, Hasselbeck is going to be shown the front door because being the series resident conservative, and after market research, it revealed that Elizabeth just isn’t popular with TV audiences and is “too extreme and right wing!” However a spokesperson for The View told Us Weekly, “Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of The View and has a long term contract.”
What do you think ABC should do with The View if Behar and Hasselbeck are both gone? What do you think of Hasselbeck … not your cup of tea, either? Can the show survive if it was just Whoopi, Barbara Walters, and Sherri Shepherd? Who would you bring in to replace Hasselbeck and Behar? Many questions, but let us know your thoughts!