Don't feel sorry for Sherri Shepherd for leaving "The View." Shepherd announced on June 26 that she was leaving “The View” after seven years. She and co-host Jenny McCarthy will tape their final episode on Aug. 7 to be shown on their departure date on Aug. 8. The well-known comedian will not miss a beat as far as job opportunities are concerned.
According to Variety on Monday, as soon the comedian leaves "The View," she will join Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in "Ride Along 2" with Universal Pictures. If you remember, “Ride Along” was released last Jan. raking in $153 million and was at the top at the box office for three consecutive weeks. “Ride Along 2″ has already been dated for release on Jan. 15, 2016. Shepherd will certainly be a good addition to this sequel.
Another source related that in addition to her seven-year job on the popular daytime talk show" The View," Shepherd recently had a recurring role on CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother." Her television comedy credits include "Everybody Loves Raymond," "30 Rock," "Hot In Cleveland," and her own Lifetime sitcom "Sherri." With these credits under her belt, Shepherd is not likely to be jobless.
Shepherd, 47, will be extremely busy after leaving "The View." Her fans will be able to see her in Chris Rock's "Top Five." This is to be in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto Film Festival in Sept.
Later this year, Shepherd will appear in Chris Rock's reality TV-inspired comedy "Finally Famous" along with Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, and Gabrielle Union. Shepherd hosts the "Newlywed Game" on the Game Show Network (GSN).
In addition to all these gigs, Shepherd is a stand-up comedian and is always getting assignments to work in comedy clubs and other comedy arena. Last weekend she was at Kings Dominion in Richmond, Virginia where this writer lives.
As you can see from this article, Shepherd will still be a busy lady. With her talents and creativity, she will never be jobless. We will still see her; just not on "The View."