Jenny McCarthy in Talks to Co-Host ‘The View’

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McCarthy would replace Joy Behar at the table

Jenny McCarthy may be the latest femme to take a seat at “The View’s” table.

The model, thesp and TV host is in serious talks to take current co-host Joy Behar’s spot on “The View” once Behar leaves the show in August, according to a report from Us Weekly. Sources confirmed to Variety that talks are indeed under way for McCarthy to nab the chair.

Behar announced in March that she planned to ankle the daytime talkshow after 16 years on the program. Rumors spread in March that Elizabeth Hasselbeck would leave “The View” at the end of the season, as well.

By May, original co-host Barbara Walters confirmed she’ll be stepping down from hosting duties on the “The View,” though she will retain her exec producer credit.

McCarthy initially nixed rumors that she was in talks for a spot on “The View,” citing commitment to her VH1 yakker “The Jenny McCarthy Show,” which was renewed for an additional seven episodes in the spring. Her talkshow, however, has not been a breakout success, though it has garnered decent ratings in its Friday night timeslot.

McCarthy has guest co-hosted on “The View,” allowing producers to give her a trial run and test her chemistry with the show’s tone and deskmates. McCarthy’s vocal, activist nature (most notably when it comes to autism) may also factor in to her being an appealing co-host for the veteran daytime skein.

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  1. A.J. says:

    I wish daytime TV would stop bringing in actors/entertainers to host talk shows. What is needed on The View is a person like Lisa Ling, a journalist, Star Jones (a lawyer), a doctor, a teacher (which is what Joy did), rather than comedians. The View already have Whoopi and Sherri. The View must go back to the drawing board. I like Jenny McCarthy, but in a different context.

  2. judy marie says:

    jenny mccarthy is a bimbo. the show will go downhill.

  3. judy marie says:

    if jenny mccarthy replaces joy behar, i will never watch the show again.

    • I dont like her at all!!! There is something so annoying about how she conducts her self. I will definitly never watch again and all my friends feel the same. Why dont they also put Rosie ODonnell and D. Trump on and the show can self implode.

  4. Christina says:

    I like Jenny McCarthy but I really feel a more comedic person such as Ali Wentworth would be better. She has a really great connection with the ladies and she knows politics. She’s been on the show many times and she’s funny. Her husband is George Stephanopoulous, she’s very up and knows what’s going on because she did the Daily Shot on Yahoo with John Carhart. She’s very well informed and I know that Barbara stated that was of course a must. I like Brook Shields as well; I think she seems to have a good chemistry with the ladies. There are many good women who would fit well in the show. I really hate to see Joy go; she’s one of my utmost favorites. I hope she gets another show. She was great on HSN. She’s a great interviewer because she knows what’s going on with the world. I’m sure she will have offers no matter. She’s a nice, classy lady and she’s very up on the news and great on politics. I love Joy and Whoopie and hate to see that dynamic leave. Well, I just hope some nice funny ladies will make the cut & that there’s good topics without fighting and insanity. Good luck to Joy and I hope they give her a great going away party. 16 years is a very long time. I would love to see Meredith Viera come back and say goodbye to her at the going away party I’m sure they’ll give her. She’s been there with Barbara since the inception of the show in 1998. Meredith was on Joy’s show as a guest and she was upset that they let Joy go. They don’t have a good replacement. There was no reason for anyone to let her go. She had everyone on the show laughing like crazy and she had a lot of great guests. Joy is a smart, good business woman. I feel she’ll have a great offer if she doesn’t have one already. Well,I hear that Christie Brinkley was up for the possibility as well. I never saw her on the show or Jenny really but I admire Jenny fighting for her son and Autism. I’m so happy she made everyone aware and many kids are going to make full recoveries just as her son has.She’s right about many things and she went to D.C about it. She was a strong, determined woman about this issue & that would work. We were lucky to be born in the 70’s because I heard in the 80’s they started giving kids 30 shots from birth until I think maybe 2 years of age for innoculations; We were only given 10 in the gen x era. What a huge change. I’m thinking she’s right that so many kids are suddenly getting as they say, on a certain spectrum as to how bad it is. I mean there must be a correlation to why these kids, especially boys, are getting this disease. Regardless, Jenny is smart and she could bring a great deal to the platform. Maybe they should just have guest spots for a while unless they’re 100% sure about getting the right mix in. Love Whoopie and now Barbara who gave women the opened door when she was beside a man who didn’t want a woman in the news and that was Harry Reasoner. I saw the footage and it was so apparent he didn’t want her there. That was in the early 1960’s and when you think about it, it wasn’t that long ago. What about a man? Why does it have to be a woman? What about Mario Cantone? I love Andy Cohen. He’s great but he’s got so much going on with all those shows and his late night show. Plus he can drink like Kathy Lee & Hoda. I think Regis Philbin would be fantastic. He’s so missed. I can’t watch his old show any longer because he was “The Personality” of that show. He’s co hosted for Piers Morgan while on vacation, did fantastic, He co hosted with Rachael Ray and was great and I really think he would be great.The ladies love him & his point of view would really be great. I miss when he gets upset because he hates computers and smart phones. He’s hilarious. He would be great. Mario was great when he co hosted. He would really be great. Cantone. Mario Cantone..not Lopez. A man could do this. The Talk has all women. When they have men as co hosts, they had Donny Osmond and he was great. He was charming, funny and the ladies loved a him. Marie Osmond. What about Cindy Crawford? Well, there are a lot but I certainly wouldn’t rule out a man.That may work out amazing.

  5. Ed Peck says:

    Jenny YES

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