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Barbara Walters is finally speaking out on the future of The View following the abrupt firings of hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.

"I don't know. ... I'm not sure. I know The View will continue," the talk show's creator toldExtra"I don't think we have a new direction yet. I think we have time."

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After 17 years at the table, Walters retired from The View in May. Last week, the series announced Shepherd and McCarthy would not return next year, leaving Whoopi Goldberg as the sole remaining host.

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