Get ready for a new "View." On the heels of the announcement that Rosie O’Donnell will rejoin ABC's “The View” -- the talk show that she famously quit in 2007 -- comes the news that the show’s revamp will also include a new set design.
On Thursday, Variety reported that the daytime chat fest will feature a new studio and set, a different color scheme and an “on camera social media station.” The show will also boast a brand new logo, marking the first major update to the brand since “The View’s” launch back in 1997.
The show’s new studio will be constructed at the former home of Katie Couric’s now defunct talk show at ABC Broadcast Center on 67th Street near Central Park, according to the New York Daily News. It will feature a new "in the round" design in which the show's hosts will be surrounded by the studio audience. As for that totally modern social media station, it will allow the hosts to interact in real time with viewers. The show will also trade its familiar bright yellow color scheme for a more sophisticated emerald and black theme.
That’s a lot of change for the long-running talk show. But talk show veteran Rosie O’Donnell is no stranger to set overhauls. When she hosted her OWN talk show in 2011, the comedian famously took over Oprah Winfrey’s old Harpo Studios in Chicago. (Yes, the very studio where Oprah interviewed countless celebs and hosted all of those Favorite Things giveaways.) O’Donnell also tapped Oprah’s award winning production team for the short-lived talk show.
For her latest talk show venture, O’Donnell will join longtime moderator Whoopi Goldberg for the upcoming season of “The View,” but ABC has not yet revealed the names of the rest of the panel members.
The 18th season of “The View” debuts Sept. 15. on ABC.