Comedic actresses and co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy recently announced that they are leaving “The View.” Shepherd and McCarthy’s announcement follows the retirement of “The View” host and journalist Barbara Walters. What could have happened? Read on to find more about the developments on Sherry Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy’s exit from “The View” after Barbara Walters’ retirement.
“The View” is ABC’s longest running morning talk show that started since 1997. It was created by Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie. It features a group of five women and their different views on today’s political and social topics. The original panel consisted of Joy Behar, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, and Meredith Vieira.
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After several years, each of the hosts exited until it was only Walters left. The show’s current panel members include comedienne Whoopi Goldberg as a host and moderator, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.
According to Deadline, Walters announced her retirement after working for more than 25 years. The said “The View” episode, which was aired on May 16, 2014, became a way of reuniting the old and new hosts of the morning talk show. Walters’ retirement episode successfully garnered a whopping 4.1 million viewers. Even though she retired from being a host, she made sure that she continued her work on the show as executive producer.
Deadline is also the first to report about Shepherd’s exit from “The View” after less than a month from Walters’ retirement. It was said that her contract was going to expire soon. Though there had been talks, no other negotiations were made after the deal was deemed as “too far apart” for either side.
“It’s been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on. I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and Bill Gedde for giving me the opportunity. I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey,” said Shepherd in a statement posted on the Deadline article.
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Meanwhile, Shepherd’s fellow co-host McCarthy tweeted about leaving “The View.” McCarthy expressed her sadness over the lost her “sister” on the show. She continued to voice about her exit by tweeting, “My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year.”
McCarthy joined “The View” as a latest addition for Season 17 last September 2013 while Shepherd was a co-host since Season 11 in 2007.
Moreover, TMZ reported that Whoopi Goldberg might still be part of the panel as host and moderator. There have been rumors that former co-host Rosie O’Donell will return. It was also reported that the show’s producers were interested on adding Laila Ali, Ross Mathews and Jesse Palmer.
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