The View

1997, TV Show


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

Rosie Exiting The View "Is Not My Doing," Says Barbara

Rosie O'Donnell by Heidi Gutman/ABC

Unable to come to a contractual agreement with ABC Daytime, Rosie O'Donnell will conclude her duties as a cohost of The View in mid-June (allowing for at least three more grade-school-caliber back-and-forths with The Donald). "Working with Barbara [Walters], Joy [Behar] and Elisabeth [Hasselbeck] has been one of the highlights of my career, but my needs for the future just didn't dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me," Rosie says in a statement to "To all the viewers out there, I just want to say thank you for opening up your hearts and your homes to me this past year. But you can always find me at" (Not recommended, however, for fans of complete sentences.) ABC Daytime boss man Brian Frons says, "Going in we knew we would have an amazing year with [Rosie], and that anything beyond that would be gravy. And while we've tried to come to terms on a deal that would extend her [stay] on The View, we find ourselves unable to agree on some key elements."View m... read more

The View's Elisabeth Finds New Friends

Is Elisabeth Hasselbeck testing the waters for life beyond The View? The conservative member of ABC's daytime coffee klatch will be guest cohost of Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends on Monday, the cable channel has announced.Hasselbeck, whose had some highly publicized on-air run-ins with RosieO'Donnell on The View, will be filling in for Fox & Friends cohost Gretchen Carlson while she's on vacation. — Reporting by Stephen Battaglio read more

Elisabeth's View of Rosie: We're Rivals, But Friends

Responding to waves and waves of on-screen evidence punctuated by backstage gossip that she and Rosie O'Donnell simply do not get along, Elisabeth Hasselbeck qualifies their adversarial give-and-take as simply a professional one. "Politically, we're rivals. That is clear," The View's youngest cohost confirms to People. "However, we are personally friends. We are on e-mail all day long with each other." Now that is scary, because you have to peg Hasselbeck as being one of those types who forward you decade-old chain letters and urban-legend nonsense. read more

Short Cuts: One Tree Hill, The View and More!

SOAPnet will begin airing One Tree Hill and The O.C. weeknights at 5 and 6 pm/ET, respectively, on April 9.... The View's spring coffee mug, to be unveiled on Tuesday's show and featuring the hosts in a Warhol-inspired design, is available for purchase at Smokin' Aces arrives on DVD April 17. read more

Joy Behar's Candid View on the Emmys, Rosie and More

Joy Behar, The View

That feud-fueling, headline-breaking, must-see yap-fest The View (weekdays at 11 am/ET) has nabbed 10 Daytime Emmy nominations. It's not a record for the decade-old show — it scored 12 nods way back in Season 3 — but this could be the year it finally gets the gold for best talk show and best hosts. (The awards air June 15 on CBS.) checked in with Joy Behar to see if the raucous redhead is feeling lucky. Congrats on the nominations. Think you'll make it to the podium this time?Joy Behar: Are you kidding? We never win! Our show might win this year, but the host thing is the problem. The judges don't go for multiple hosts because there's always someone to hate. The only time Regis Philbin won was when read more

A New View for Star Jones Reynolds The former daytime diva lets loose on her new Court TV series and

Star Jones Reynolds

Star Jones Reynolds is returning to her roots. Sixteen years after first transforming herself from an assistant district attorney into a legal analyst on Court TV, she's now coming back to the cable channel that will have a new name next year. Reynolds will host her own live daily talk show starting later this year. She'll also serve as executive editor and help shape the channel's daytime programming. The Biz recently talked to Reynolds about her new job, her new look and whether she's heard from her old pals at The View. What's your vision for the new show?Reynolds: Sort of a mixture of news and information as it relates to the law, pop culture and entertainment. It's sort of the dream job for me to be able to pull all of my expertise from being a prosecutor into the same pot with some of t read more

Daytime Emmys: CBS Leads Nods, Ellen Battles Viewers

Racking up 53 total nominations, CBS is the network to beat at the 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, to be held June 15 in Hollywood. While my sudsy counterpart Daniel Coleridge sums up the soap categories, I can tell you here that the talk show competition has Ellen DeGeneres (with 12 nominations) and The View (10) as front-runners, with the rivals going head-to-head with Rachael Ray in such primo contests as best show and host. (No assemblage of View gabbers has ever won for best host, in nine tries.) Sesame Street was the most-recognized nonsoap program, counting to 12 with its own collection of nods, and Bob Barker stands to collect his 18th Emmy before stepping down in June as host of The Price Is Right. Again, Daniel is compiling a full list of the major races here. read more

Rosie Treated for Depression: "I Couldn't Stop Crying"

As part of Friday's The View, an episode that was pretaped and devoted to the subject of women and depression, Rosie O'Donnell says she started treatment for depression after the April 1999 Columbine school shootings. According to the Associated Press, Rosie's treatment involves yoga, "inversion therapy" (where she hangs upside down for 15 to 30 minutes a day), and (earmuffs, Tom!) taking antidepressants.Reflecting on her reaction to Columbine, "I couldn't stop crying," O'Donnell says during the show. "I stayed in my room. The lights were off. I couldn't get out of bed, and that's when I started taking medication."O'Donnell says she also suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is characterized by depressive episodes during the fall and winter. read more

TV Guide Exclusive: Simon Ridicules Rosie's Idol Rant

Simon Cowell thinks Rosie O'Donnell is bashing American Idol purely to boost her ratings on The View. The daytime talker's cohost teed off on the Fox show Jan. 18, deeming it too mean and describing the Idol judges as "three millionaires, one probably intoxicated" — referring to Paula Abdul's occasionally loopy behavior on the show. Cowell tells TV Guide that the remarks "smacked of, 'I'll have a go at Donald Trump — good for ratings. That died down, so now I'll do American Idol.' Next week it will be, 'I don't like the dresses on Dancing with the Stars.'"For more on this latest celeb-versus-celeb war of words, pick up the Jan. 29 issue of TV Guide. — Reporting by Stephen Battaglio read more

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Premiered: August 11, 1997, on ABC
Rating: TV-14
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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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