You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Whoopi in talks to join ‘View’

Sherri Shepherd may also come to ABC show

ABC is in final negotiations with frequent guest host Whoopi Goldberg to join “The View.”

“We have no closed deal,” said ABC Daytime prexy Brian Frons, but Frons has indicated that he thinks she was “terrific” during her stint as guest host.

ABC is also reportedly in talks with Sherri Shepherd to join the show. Shepherd’s a standup comic who has appeared in series such as “Less than Perfect.”

ABC is searching for a replacement for Rosie O’Donnell, who left the show in May, and whose boisterous and controversial presence resurrected ratings for the 10-year-old chatfest.

Sources said an announcement on both signings could come as soon as next week.

ABC is looking to fill two chairs on “The View” after the departure of O’Donnell. The net never filled the spot once held by Star Jones Reynolds, who was fired from the show in 2006.

Former moderator Meredith Viera left “The View” in 2006 to co-anchor NBC’s “Today.”

Co-creator Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elizabeth Hasselbeck are the only permanent hosts for the show.

Producer Bill Geddie has tried to add an African-American voice to the show, and also experimented with several male hosts, including Mario Cantone and Ross Mathews.

More TV

  • HBO Latino Takes U.S. Pay TV

    HBO Latino Takes U.S. Pay TV on ‘Home Team,’ ‘The Watchman’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    ABC is in final negotiations with frequent guest host Whoopi Goldberg to join “The View.” “We have no closed deal,” said ABC Daytime prexy Brian Frons, but Frons has indicated that he thinks she was “terrific” during her stint as guest host. ABC is also reportedly in talks with Sherri Shepherd to join the show. […]

  • Jimmy Kimmel Healthcare

    Disney's Advertising Empire Could Get More High-Tech After Fox Purchase

    ABC is in final negotiations with frequent guest host Whoopi Goldberg to join “The View.” “We have no closed deal,” said ABC Daytime prexy Brian Frons, but Frons has indicated that he thinks she was “terrific” during her stint as guest host. ABC is also reportedly in talks with Sherri Shepherd to join the show. […]

  • The Chew

    Mario Batali Officially Fired From 'The Chew' Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal

    ABC is in final negotiations with frequent guest host Whoopi Goldberg to join “The View.” “We have no closed deal,” said ABC Daytime prexy Brian Frons, but Frons has indicated that he thinks she was “terrific” during her stint as guest host. ABC is also reportedly in talks with Sherri Shepherd to join the show. […]

  • Matt Lauer Today Show interview

    Matt Lauer Accuser's Attorney Says NBC Has Failed His Client During 'Today' Interview

    ABC is in final negotiations with frequent guest host Whoopi Goldberg to join “The View.” “We have no closed deal,” said ABC Daytime prexy Brian Frons, but Frons has indicated that he thinks she was “terrific” during her stint as guest host. ABC is also reportedly in talks with Sherri Shepherd to join the show. […]

  • Roseanne

    'Roseanne' Revival Sets March Premiere Date at ABC

    ABC is in final negotiations with frequent guest host Whoopi Goldberg to join “The View.” “We have no closed deal,” said ABC Daytime prexy Brian Frons, but Frons has indicated that he thinks she was “terrific” during her stint as guest host. ABC is also reportedly in talks with Sherri Shepherd to join the show. […]

  • Canneseries to Open With 'The Truth

    First Canneseries to Open With 'The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair'

    ABC is in final negotiations with frequent guest host Whoopi Goldberg to join “The View.” “We have no closed deal,” said ABC Daytime prexy Brian Frons, but Frons has indicated that he thinks she was “terrific” during her stint as guest host. ABC is also reportedly in talks with Sherri Shepherd to join the show. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content