It was made official this morning by ABC, and brought to light by Deadline.com yesterday that the search is over for the women that will comprise the new panel of the revamped The View set to premiere on Monday, September 15th (11AMEST)!
Joining moderators Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell will be Do the Right Thing actress Rosie Perez and political commentator Nicolle Wallace. They who won the spots after a search for the ladies to round out the panel upon the exits of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.
The new EP of The View Bill Wolff said of the hires: “These are powerful and accomplished women from different walks of life who have had amazing personal and professional experiences. Each brings incredible perspective and information to the table. This mix of smart, vibrant and energetic women is unlike anything else on daytime television.”
“I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I’ve been asked to join The View,” said Perez. “Knowing that I’ll be in the company of Whoopi, Rosie and Nicolle, three very smart and engaging women that I have an immense amount of respect for, makes it even more unbelievable. The opportunity to connect with our nation’s audience on a daily basis… icing on the cake! Very happy.”
“I am honored to join the tradition of compelling conversations that has been the signature of The View for the better part of two decades,” said Wallace. “I have watched The View for many years and now to be seated alongside three women that I have admired is both humbling and incredibly exciting.”
So what do you think of a panel consisting of Whoopi, Rosie and Rosie, and Nicolle? Does it interest you more than in recent years … or not at all? Weigh-in!