Well, nobody said the show was called The Views. Reports Thursday morning say that ABC’s morning show The View is dropping both Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, leaving Whoopi Goldberg (for now) as the show’s only regular panelist. Big changes had been rumored for a while, but after the departure of the show’s founder and producer, Barbara Walters, it looks like ABC is blowing up the 17-year-old show and leaving itself little time to glue together a new one.
It probably seemed as good a time as any to try to rethink and freshen up a show that’s been sluggish in its ratings and its relevancy for a while now. When The View has gotten attention recently, it’s often been the wrong kind, particularly last year’s hiring of McCarthy, which put a tacit stamp of...
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