'The View' adds new faces, keeps old look

September 15, 2014 6:37 PM

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'The View' adds new faces, keeps old look

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "The View" has always been one of those shows with an inordinately high media coverage-to-viewer ratio, and the latest reboot - including what's rather prematurely billed in ABC's publicity as Rosie O'Donnell's "triumphant return to daytime television" -- is no exception. Yet those expecting significant changes from Monday's season premiere will have to wait for anything approximating fireworks, as the producers pursued a low-key approach, introducing a new panel that felt comfortable enough but will apparently need give and take with guests to produce any heat, or even strike a match.

O'Donnell made a point of saying she likes Nicolle Wallace, a Republican operative in the Bush administration who worked on John McCain's presidential campaign before becoming one of those "Republicans you can talk to" on MSNBC. And while Wallace exhibited a grasp of politics that will likely come i...

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