Walters shared the news on the ABC talk show, noting how McCarthy is opinionated enough to begin the next chapter in The View history.
“We are delighted that Jenny will be joining us as a permanent cohost on The View starting in September,” Walters said in a statement. “Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for The View.”
McCarthy has guest-hosted the show eight times and appeared on the program on 17 different occasions. She will be joining the show Sept. 9 at the start of the new season.
“I’m beyond thrilled to be joining Barbara and the other amazing women at the table,” McCarthy said. “I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off.”
Hasselbeck Gone And Already Forgotten
The Jenny McCarthy news comes on the heels of Elisabeth Hasselbeck announcing her departure after 10 years on the hit daytime show. The outspoken TV vet will join Fox and Right Wing Republican Friends on the conservative-leaning cable network in the fall.
Like a bad taste in your mouth, one good rinse and it is all gone and the viewing audience will be much better.
“I have a lot of affection for you,” Walters told Elisabeth during her final appearance on the round table. “We feel that you always brought a fresh voice to the show. You stood by your opinions even when things were very heated, and that’s not an easy thing to do. You’re going to leave a big void at this table, and we’re not going to fill this very soon.” Yes, I would have preferred a large blast hole but a void will do. A narrow mind is like trying to catch a beautiful butterfly with a mallet. Only destruction can come from it.
But Hasselbeck’s exit and McCarthy’s new gig aren’t the only big changes occurring on the daytime program. SPY MEDIA has learned of several new big changes so check back, we will be announcing these juicy tidbits over the next few weeks.
SPY MEDIA is pleased ABC finally saw what we have seen of Jenny’s amazing writing, comedic and interview talents. Long may she view.