“The View” panel shakeup will see at least one familiar face sitting next to Whoopi Goldberg when the daytime talk show returns next season: Rosie O’Donnell is officially returning to the show for Season 18 after her controversial tenure there in 2006-07.
ABC announced the news on the show’s official Twitter account, confirming the rumors and reports that have been swirling since news broke that both Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were being booted from the panel after the current season.
— The View (@theviewtv) July 10, 2014
According to reports, “The View” is looking to hire a Latina and a conservative to fill the other two remaining spots on the panel.
At least one person won’t be happy about the news — former “The View” cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who ranted against O’Donnell’s rehiring on her morning show, “Fox and Friends.”