Joy Behar is returning to The View next season, it was announced Tuesday.
The ABC daytime show also officially announced the hiring of Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris. The three women will join moderator Whoopi Goldberg and new co-hosts Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins as panelists for The View‘s 19th season, which is set to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Faris will remain on Good Morning America. Additionally, The View will be broadcast live five days a week, a change from previous seasons where Friday’s broadcast was taped on Thursday.
The announcement also confirmed that Sherri Shepherd will rejoin the show as a contributor along with stylist Stacy London, Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi, GOP strategist Ana Navarro and model-actress Molly Sims.
The cast overhaul is the second in as many years; Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace, who both joined the show last year, exited earlier this month. (Wallace declined ABC’s offer to become a contributor.) And it comes after a tumultuous and disjointed 18th season that saw Goldberg as the remaining holdover from the previous season, while Rosie O’Donnell — a lightning rod from the show’s recent past — rejoined the show. But O’Donnell and Goldberg were known to clash off air. And last February, O’Donnell left the show citing personal reasons including the breakup of her marriage.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Hilary Lewis and Marisa Guthrie