New logo, new studio, new producer, new co-hosts….new View.
“The View” returns September 15, and the revamped co-host panel will be made up of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace.
The new casting follows last year’s retirement of Barbara Walters, coupled with the departures of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.
New executive producer Bill Wolff (who left MSNBC with “The Rachel Maddow Show) replaces former producer Bill Geddie.
Rosie O’Donnell returns to the table, after leaving in 2007 following a very intense verbal altercation with c0-host protagonist Elisabeth Hasslebeck.
She will share duties with Whoopi who became the show’s moderator in 2007 when she replaced Rosie.
The other Rosie, Rosie Perez, 49, is known from such hit movies as “White Men Can’t Jump” and “Pineapple Express.”
“I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I’ve been asked to join ‘The View,’” Perez said. “Knowing that I’ll be in the company of Whoopi, Rosie and Nicolle, three very smart and engaging women that I have an immense amount of respect for, makes it even more unbelievable. The opportunity to connect with our nation’s audience on a daily basis… icing on the cake! Very happy.”
The fourth chair goes to Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace, 42, who is an author and political analyst.
Wallace has been serving as political correspondent for MSNBC and appeared on shows like “Morning Joe” and “Office Politics” to talk about the status of the government. She isn’t afraid to say negative things about her own Republican party, saying “this is stupid politically” when the GOP threaten to shut down the government last year.
She was on President George W. Bush’s White House staff as communications chief in the early-2000s, also worked on the 2008 McCain-Palin campaign.
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