The View

1997, TV Show


View's Elisabeth Reflects on an "Exhilarating" Year

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, The View

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the youngest cohost of ABC's The View, opens up to TV Guide about her pregnancy, fighting for the Right, and the future of the talker minus Rosie. TV Guide: Congratulations on your pregnancy! Did you plan it so you could deliver during November sweeps?Elisabeth Hasselbeck: No. If I could have planned it, I would already have a 1-year-old right now! [She and her husband, New York Giants quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, have a 2-year-old daughter, Grace.] TV Guide: How would you describe this past year on The View with Star Jones Reynolds' acrimonious departure and Ros read more

Roseanne: "I'm Probably Not Right" for The View

"Sometimes I think they're just saying it because we're both named Rosie and fat." That's one of Roseanne Barr's comments to E!'s The Daily 10, with regards to rumors that she might fill the seat-cushion divot left behind when Rosie O'Donnell exits The View. Though Rosie O has told Rosie B it's unlikely Babs will come a-calling — "They want someone they can control," Barr says Rosie told her — Roseanne is open to the prospect, if only to offer the POV of someone "who actually works for a living" and "talk about things that real women want to talk about."For that very reason, however, Barr is bearish on her chances. "I mean, I think the public schools should be talked about every single day. And health care, and jobs. Plus, I don't give a damn about celebrities. So I'm probably not right for that show." read more

Will Whoopi Join The View?

Bye bye Rosie, hello Whoopi! TV Guide has learned from a source close to The View that Whoopi Goldberg is at the top of the wish list to fill one of the two empty seats on the chat show's depleted couch.The departing Rosie O'Donnell says she loves the Whoopster, as do current co-hosts Elisabeth "I hope I stay forever" Hasselbeck and Joy Behar. Whoopi would fit the bill quite nicely: She's outspoken, funny, a woman of color, and already lives in New York — and scored high on TV’s recent poll of possible Rosie replacements. No word yet, though, on how her asking price compares to Rosie's $10 million. (Whoopi's rep had no comment.) Also on the chatfest’s dream team is Ricki Lake, but sources close to the actress/talk show host says she likes living in Los Angeles and has other projects in mind. — Reporting by Ileane Rudolph read more

Court TV Castoff to "Grace" The View?

ABC's The View: it's not just a talk show, but a veritable magnet for headline makers. No sooner had Nancy Grace announced (to her Court TV bosses' surprise, it is said) that she would be leaving the cabler to focus on her CNN Headline News program, the New York Daily News hears that the brassy blonde is angling to fill Rosie's seat on The View. My only question: how is it that Paris' name has yet to enter the mix? read more

Hasselbeck's Rosy View

Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnell, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck by Heidi Gutman/ABC

A repentant Rosie O'Donnell recently pledged not to spat with her View colleague Elisabeth Hasselbeck now that she's pregnant, but the vociferous liberal needn't play nice on her Republican co-host's account. Hasselbeck tells TV Guide she's been "bombarding" O'Donnell with e-mails, "trying to convince her to change her mind" about leaving the chatfest in June. Facing the inevitable, the George W. Bush supporter says she wants "someone as strong as Rosie has been to replace her." How about an O'Donnell favorite: the equally opinionated Whoopi Goldberg? "I love Whoopi," Hasselbeck agrees. And while she thinks "it would be a better balanced show to have a woman of color," Hasselbeck hasn't committed to any candidate yet. —By Ileane Rudolph read more

Top 10 Reasons The View Merits an Emmy

With The View having netted 10 consecutive nominations in the Daytime Emmys Outstanding Talk Show Host contest yet failing to convert on any nods to date ABC has offered up this list of Joy Behars top 10 reasons why she Babs Liz and RosieOccupant are worthy10 Weve already lost nine times and Susan Lucci is worried well beat her record [LucciEmmys joke Check]9 Were the only show with Hot Topics and hot flashes [Borderline bawdy item Check]8 We promise our acceptance speech will be shorter than Britneys hair [Topical-ish reference check]7 We give free juice cookies and foot massages to our studio audience [Blatant-but-cute lie check]6 We all know how to decoupage [Arcane item check]5 Limoncello endorsements by celebrity guests [Getting even less topical]4 If Barbara Walters dog can talk then anything is possible [In joke check]3 Two words Celebrity feuds [Two words item check]2 We support the American confett read more

View Says Roseanne Barr Buzz Is "Untrue"; Plus, a New Hassel-baby!

Elisabeth Hasselbeck by Steve Fenn/ABC

Though she earned a mere 10 percent of the vote in's poll about potential successors to Rosie O'Donnell, Roseanne Barr is the early front-runner to become The View's resident loudmouth once the seat is vacated, the New York Post hears. Detailing Barr's qualifications, a source tells the tab, "She's a piece of work, she's a character, she says what's on her mind and she's funny." I know, the same could be said about your Aunt Enid after a pull of dandelion wine. But Roseanne has the better name recognition.In other View news, Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced on Monday's show, "I'm totally three months pregnant," to which Babs beat me to the punch by noting they'll get a November-sweeps "baby watch" out of this. Walters also tore into gossip columnists and cable news channel talking heads who have claimed that a failed power grab by Rosie led to her exit, reminding viewers that the two had been friends "for years" before Ro joined the talker.UPDATE: What's your take on Rosea... read more

Rosie Said, "No, Thank View" to $10 Mil a Year

Rosie O'Donnell and Barbara Walters by Heidi Gutman/ABC

As Rosie O'Donnell disclosed on Wednesday's The View, she and ABC Daytime were unable to come to terms on a new deal, and that's why she is vacating her chair in June. is now reporting that Rosie was seeking a $10 million payday to continue on for one — but only one — additional year, and ABC likely would have ponied up $30 mil total for their requested three-year extension, but O'D wouldn't budge on her time limit. Why the stubborn streak? claims that Rosie resolved to walk back at Christmastime, when View boss Barbara Walters failed to sufficiently stand up for her against Donald Trump.Where will Rosie go once her Viewing is over? A resurrection of her solo talker? A prime-time game-show hosting gig? "She's going to sit back," her rep tells the New York Daily News, "and decide how she's going to feel creatively fulfilled."UPDATE: Who would you like to see replace Rosie? We have a few names to run by you, cast your vote here (bottom right). read more

View the Possibilities: The Next Rosie

After this year's dramatic turn on The View, with Rosie O'Donnell leading the discussions and picking fights with certain real-estate moguls, she's opting out of next year's contract. I think it's a wise decision. Although Rosie helped View ratings, got the audience stirred up and made the top of video lists and news items, I wasn't settling into her presence on the ABC morning program as well as I have with Meredith Vieira's new gig at Today. So, who would be a better choice for The View? Who would really complement the other ladies and still argue with Elisabeth Hasselbeck? Who could nestle into the comfort (and sometimes uncomfortable) zone of Hot Topics and later avoid public announcements from Barbara Walters trying to smooth over any rumors?Let us ponder the possibilities....Paula Abdul is definitely not an option. Ellen DeGeneres would be hilarious mixed with Joy Behar, but we'll let her keep her own show, which commands a funny, friendly and entertaining vibe all in one.More... read more

Mighty Mouth Leaves The View

The View by Heidi Gutman/ABC

The View is going to miss Rosie O’Donnell a lot more than I will. That's a minority viewpoint in this office and elsewhere, I’m sure, although there’s no question she is a polarizing figure for many: personally and politically, she’s all about ruffling feathers. This can make for good, or at least provocative, TV, which is why The View will miss her... a point made quite clear Wednesday morning, when Rosie announced she wasn’t able to work out a deal with ABC Daytime to continue beyond her one-year contract negotiations that Barbara Walters pointedly insisted did not not involve her; “This was not my doing and not my choice,” she said.Rosie tried to cushion the blow right off the bat, upon reflecting on the “breaking news” (as she put it ironically) by saying her association with The View is not altogether over. She promises to continue to guest-host, to do hourlong specials on issues that matter to her, and otherwise remain a part of the... read more

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Premiered: August 11, 1997, on ABC
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Premise: An Emmy-winning weekday chatfest that provides a female perspective on the day's headlines and other contemporary topics, including food, fashion and health. The hosts discuss current events, interview celebrities and introduce music performers.


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