There’s a rumor going around right now that Jenny McCarthy is being pursued by ABC to replace Joy Behar on ‘The View.’ Jenny is currently the host and executive producer of her own talk show, ‘The Jenny McCarthy Show’ on VH1, which has only been on air since December. I haven’t seen it – and honestly – I haven’t heard a thing about it since it debuted…so I’m thinking not many people are watching it. If the chance came to host ‘The View,’ she’d probably take it in a hot minute!
Joy Behar is reportedly set to leave the hit morning talk show in August after co-hosting it for sixteen seasons.
Make room on the couch! Frequent View guest cohost Jenny McCarthy may be joining the ABC morning talk show full-time.
“She is in serious talks right now,” an insider tells Us Weekly of the star, 40, who is currently hosting her own low-rated chatfest on VH1. “Her show isn’t quite working out, so she’s definitely open to it.”
The sassy single mom would replace Joy Behar, 70, when the comedian moves on in August, reveals another source. “The cast and crew get a kick out of Jenny,” adds a set source. “She’s a good fit. She may not be able to carry a show, but she works well with a group ensemble.”
A third insider adds Brooke Shields, 48, is also in talks to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 36, come fall. Us exclusively revealed in March that Hasselbeck will not be returning as a cohost, but she has yet to confirm the news.
In addition to Behar announcing her departure from the show, Barbara Walters revealed in May that she plans to retire in summer 2014.
I wonder if the show will continue to be as successful as it has been if Joy, Elisabeth and Barbara all leave. If they do, it will almost be a completely different show! Do people watch ‘The View’ for it’s hosts – or for the guests?
I can see why they’d want to go with Jenny. She’s energetic, opinionated and loud. She would certainly spice things up a bit. I personally can’t stand her – she’s just way too much of everything – for me. I can see her getting on the show and making idiotic faces, and sticking out her tongue. I wonder if she can act like an adult for a full hour.