"The View" is cleaning house and Elisabeth Hasselbeck apparently qualifies as a cobweb. Friday, just one day after news broke that Joy Behar will be leaving the show after this season, ABC announced that Hasselbeck will also be signing off after nine years on the weekday morning squawkfest.
While Behar is reportedly leaving "The View" of her own accord after sixteen years, US Weekly reports that Hasselbeck is being "ousted" because she's unpopular with the viewing audience. After becoming a minor celebrity on one of the early seasons of "Survivor," Hasselbeck joined "The View" in 2003 as a replacement for Lisa Ling.
Hasselbeck's sweet "Survivor" persona slowly but surely melted away and she gained a reputation, and a following, as the show's conservative voice in political discussions.
With Behar and Hasselbeck on the outs, only moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-host Sherri Shepherd remain. "The View" has been on the air since 1997, and Behar is the only remaining member of the original cast.