The shakeup at “The View” has been a hot topic for a few weeks. Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy will not be returning in the fall for Season 18, both for different reasons. Shepherd has been a part of the show for seven years and feels like it is time to move on. McCarthy was allegedly fired from the show but seems to be happy with where things are headed. According to a July 7 report from ABC News, Jenny McCarthy dropped hints that she may be getting her own talk show. Does this mean another network swooped her up?
Fans of “The View” have had mixed reactions since Jenny McCarthy joined the cast last year. She replaced conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck, which threw the balance at the table off. With Whoopi Goldberg being the only co-host returning this fall, there is hope the table will return to a healthy balance of conservative and liberal.
There has been talk about “The View” hiring one or two male co-hosts for Season 18. An announcement was made about the show going in a new direction, and having a man at the table would certainly be different. Several names have been tossed around including Jesse Palmer, Todd Chrisley, and Ross Matthews. The show has allowed several different men to guest co-host the show, it wouldn't be shocking if a man sat at the table full-time this fall.
While there have been several co-hosts come and go, this is one of the biggest shake-ups for “The View.” Sherri Shepherd's departure was expected, but Jenny McCarthy's was more accepted. If McCarthy's hints were about another talk show, it may not be seen for at least a season. Some fans are vowing to watch McCarthy's new show while others are breathing a sigh of relief that she is gone.