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Barbara Walters on The Talk: "If You’re Married to The President of The Network You Get More Promos"

As she readies for retirement, is Barbara Walters worried about CBS Daytime's The Talk overtaking her ABC coffee klatch? Not a chance. In a candid exit interview with Variety, The View’s co-creator revealed:

We are not at all affected by The Talk. I don’t think the success of her show diminishes us, nor do I think the success or failure of The View affects them. The only thing I’ll say is if you’re married to the president of the network, you get more promos. READ MORE

The View Politely Weighs in on Government Shutdown (VIDEO)

ABC Daytime's The View recently tackled the first big political scandal du jour since allegedly polarizing former co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar were put out to pasture. Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and guest host Jason Biggs discussed the ramifications of the government shutdown.

I have to say, I miss Hasselbeck and Behar's respective hawk and dove takes on things. The chat was much too tame and one-sided. Who wants to watch everyone agree on The View? At least bring back Rosie and her split screen. Watch a clip after the jump!


Will Jenny McCarthy Be Barbara Walters' New Lucky Charm at The View?

ABC Daytime's The View is rolling out the red carpet for new co-host Jenny McCarthy. The aging chatfest recently unveiled new promo pics with the comedienne, who is joining Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd this fall.

Will McCarthy be able to fill the void left by fellow funny lady Joy Behar? Will casual View-ers tune in to see her blonde hair, and wonder when Elisabeth Hasselbeck became so raunchy? Only time—and the Nielsens— will tell. Check out more pics after the jump!


Joy Behar on The View Exit: "I Need a Different Kind of Life"

After 16 years of gossip, jokes, face-offs and political smackdowns, Joy Behar is signing off from The View on Aug. 9. Just why the devil is Behar leaving the ABC Daytime talk show’s roundtable? TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan got the skinny.

TV Guide Magazine: It's been quite a while since your departure from The View was announced. Can you remind us why you're doing this? Because it really sucks.

Behar: I need a different kind of life. I have so many other things to do! I want to write, do standup, maybe do Broadway, do acting roles, and live my life without this daily regimen. I'm done! It's scary that 16 years have passed. How the hell did this happen? READ MORE

The View Stages Big Send-Off For Joy Behar on Aug. 9 (PROMO)

It's the end of a snarky era. After 16 years, Joy Behar is saying goodbye to ABC Daytime's The View. The televised coffee klatch is hosting a special tribute to the saucy, Italian-American liberal next Friday, Aug. 9. Watch a promo for the special after the jump! READ MORE

Could Hoda Kotb Land at The View?

Her’s a bit of talk show intrigue. According to a report by Page Six, ABC is “very interested” in snagging Kathie Lee & Hoda host Hoda Kotb from NBC to replace Joy Behar

Another media insider explained of ABC’s potential move to poach Kotb, “Hoda addresses several of their needs. She has news experience, which is something ‘The View’ has not had since Meredith Vieira left. She also adds some diversity to the panel.”

An ABC rep pushed back on the report, telling Page Six, ““There’s absolutely zero truth to this whatsoever.”

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Would you like to see Hoda Kotb Join The View?