The View, once a hot program, is now a bit of a hot mess. The past year saw the exits of three prominent members of ABC’s long-running morning talk show, and now veteran panelist Sherri Shepherd will be leaving The View. In addition, the morning show’s new—and controversial—panelist Jenny McCarthy will also be following Shepherd out the door. Unlike Barbara Walters, ABC has ousted Shepherd and McCarthy.
The View has found the first of several replacement hosts the show needs to sign on in the coming year. Earlier we reported that actress and famous vaccine protestor Jenny McCarthy was in talks to join ABC’s daytime talk show, but on Monday, those talks turned to contracts and the actress’ presence as a host on the veteran show starting this September has been confirmed.
There's good news and bad news for Jenny McCarthy fans. The bad news is, those hoping the former Singled Out host would take over for Joy Behar on The View will be disappointed to learn that that's not happening. But the good news is, McCarthy's unavailability for the daytime talk show spot is due to her commitment to her VH1 talk show, which has received an order for seven more episodes.
While it was Playboy that put Jenny McCarthy on the map, many of us remember her best for her goofy antics as host on MTV’s equally goofy match-making game show Singled Out. Since then, she’s taken her bubbly personality and sense of humor on to other projects, including numerous appearances in film and television. A recent appearance includes co-hosting last December’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve broadcast on ABC, during which she memorably locked lips with the a member of the local law enforcement just after the ball dropped.