Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd will no longer be on the ABC-TV program “The View.” The two cast members of the popular daytime talk show have been fired, according to TMZ on Thursday. Besides the exiting of Shepherd and McCarthy, there is a non-confirmed report that the television program’s executive producer, Bill Gedde, may not be returning to the shot next season either.
Inside reports claim that the show has been in constant turmoil since McCarthy was hired. Reportedly, the chemistry that made the show such a phenomenal success was thrown off since she was hired. Of course, Barbara Walters recently left the show which shook thing up a great deal via her celebrated retirement which was announced a year ago and enacted recently. As far as replacements for the two hosts being canned, there has been no official announcement.
There is rumored to be a short list of contenders for the new openings on the show. Included on the list are Jesse Palmer and Ross Mathews. Other than these names mentioned in a TMZ report, there are no other indications as to who might be added to the lineup which still includes Whoopi Goldberg in the upcoming 18th season of the successful show.
Since word hit regarding the firings, McCarthy confirmed the news by taking to social media. She tweeted on Twitter: “My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year.” Just minutes before that message, she tweeted: “If Sherri goes… I go too. #sisters” It is not clear as to whether McCarthy had a choice to stay anyway.
As far as Shepherd was concerned, she said that it has been seven wonder years on “The View” and after careful consideration, she asserts, it is time for her to move on. In her statement, she said she is extremely grateful to Barbara Walters – the power behind the show since its inception – and Bill Gedde for giving her the opportunity. She says she looks forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for her. According to a Yahoo! News report, she said that she is incredibly grateful to her “View” family and her fans for supporting her.