Whoopi Goldberg Sole Host of The View After ABC Lets Her Co-hosts Go

Whoopi Goldberg Sole Host of The View After ABC Lets Her Co-hosts Go

Whoopi Goldberg is, for now, anyway, the sole host of The View after her co-hosts got let go in a stunning move by execs at ABC. After the execs announced on Thursday night that big changes were about to happen on The View, they made good on their statement by not renewing the contracts of Whoopi’s co-hosts, Jenny McCarthy and Sherrie Shepherd.

On Thursday, Shepherd and McCarthy confirmed on social media that they were departing The View and will no longer be co-hosts alongside comedian and actress, Whoopi Goldberg.

According to The View spokeswoman, Lauri Hogan, in an article in the New York Daily News, the series “will be moving in an exciting new direction next season.” She also mentioned that “ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively.”

Jenny McCarthy’s contract with ABC reportedly was going to run out in July, and she and the network execs were unable to agree on terms for a new contract. The execs decided not to renew her contract for another season.

Fans of The View will probably not miss the departing co-hosts immediately, as it will not be broadcast next week due to the July 4th holiday that is coming up. Staff members were told of the departure of the two co-hosts, Shepherd and McCarthy, at a meeting where the show’s future direction was also discussed.

No word has yet been announced yet if Sherrie Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy will return live on The View on Monday, July 7, to say goodbye to their fans.

The View was created by Barbara Walters, 84, in 1997. She was one of the show’s co-hosts before she retired, and Walters still remains the executive producer of the series. Walters had no comment to make when asked about the firings of Shepherd and McCarthy.

Whoopi Goldberg, 58, is the last remaining co-host of The View — for now. That will probably not last for very long, as ABC will probably try to sign two other co-hosts as quickly as possible, so that Goldberg does not have to try to carry the show by herself.

Though there have been rumors that one of the executive producers of The View, Bill Geddie, 58, was also let go, an inside source reportedly said that he is currently in the process of renegotiating his contract and that he will be back.

After having spent what Sherrie Shepherd calls “seven wonderful years,” being a co-host of The View, she said in a statement that “it is time for me to move on.”

Jenny McCarthy might have been able to remain on as a co-host of The View, but she expressed her loyalty to and sisterhood with Shepherd by tweeting “If Sherri goes I go too.” The ABC execs apparently decided to take her at her word, as she will also not be returning to the show after the July holiday hiatus ends.

According to a source who spoke to FOX411, the network thought that Jenny McCarthy “didn’t appeal to the daytime audience market.” Also, when her one-year contract ended, ABC decided not to renew it.

Without getting into specifics, ABC stated that next year, decisions that the network had made would “evolve the show creatively.” At least as of now, the network apparently intends to keep on Whoopi Goldberg as the sole remaining host of The View.

With the dust still settling after the decision made by ABC not to renegotiate the contracts of Sherrie Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, only Whoopi Goldberg is left to host The View. There will definitely be changes made to The View, but so far, ABC has not released the details about what the changes will be. Any changes made, including the hiring of new co-hosts, might possibly be held off for as long as until next year, as ABC execs state that it will be next year when the show would “evolve.”

Written by: Douglas Cobb

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30 Responses to "Whoopi Goldberg Sole Host of The View After ABC Lets Her Co-hosts Go"

  1. Roger de Jesus (@RedejesusDe)   July 6, 2015 at 10:10 am

    What used to be a great show is now a trash show!!!! Get rid of Goldberg!!!!! She is overly “negative” for the issues discussed in the view!!!

  2. Brenda Bolton   October 29, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I have just recently started watching , I think the show is great and love the ladies .I really enjoy the REAL conversations about what is happening in the real world as well as having four different views IT IS GREAT!!!!!!! Thanx for the real stuff. By the way I’m in Canada ,tried to check out the Must have Mondays stuff but was unable to .Is Canada not included in this??? Brenda

  3. Nancy wieloch   September 25, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Whoopsie is the best. Sorry I will not be watching the View any more. Get Sheri & Jenny back. I will not watch with Rosie on & I do not like the other new cast.

  4. linda lytle   September 19, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I had stopped watching the view the last couple years because of the co hosts. I love the two Rosies and will now start watching again.

  5. MARGARET A LONG   September 19, 2014 at 8:44 am

    The show on Friday was so touching,about Robert Williams and I can see Whoopi you have a great heart and true feelings…. God Bless you and Billy Crystal and are great friend Robert Williams!!!!He is now with my husband and parents…. He will be busy making them laugh…..

  6. audrey   September 19, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Will stop watching for sure do not like Rosie at all home and family much better!!!

  7. Lloyd E Chisum   September 8, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Kathy Lee needs to think about what she did in the Korean War. To me she’s a B & a traitor!

  8. Ruthie   August 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    I love the idea of Rosie coming back, she’ll make the show much more exciting! I can’t wait!!!

  9. Kathy   August 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Whoopi is the best ever. I think adding men is wrong as this has always been a women’s show and I truly enjoy listening to just discuss topics from a women’s point of View. I feel a great loss in the departure of Jennie McCarthy and Sherry Shepard. I feel sick that Rosie O’Conner is coming back. She was terrible previously. There have to be better women out there to select from to work with Whoopi who is intelligent, knowledgeable, professional and amazingly smart as they come. She stays on subject at all times. She would be a GREAT LOSS to the show. PLEASE do not bring MEN to this show as co-hosts. Barbara is smarter than that. Please consider my opinion as I love this WOMENS SHOW.

  10. Linda Gale   August 7, 2014 at 8:27 am

    PLEASE do not put Sunny Hostin on your show. I have been a loyal viewer since the beginning. She is disgusting. I may not agree with all hosts, which is to be expected, but she Ms. Hostin would make me stop watching.

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