Expect to see some new additions to season 19 of “The View”!
Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Farris will join Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné and Michelle Collins as co-hosts of the morning show next month, ABC announced today.
Behar, 72, was one of the show’s original co-hosts. She left in 2013 to pursue other professional opportunities.
“Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in,” the comedian said in a statement. “Plus, [my husband] Steve was getting tired of applauding every time I gave my opinion. But I’m happy to be back home. And I’m looking forward to sticking my two cents into the hot topics, especially now that Hillary and the Donald are in the spotlight.”
Cameron Bure, 39, has appeared on the show several times as a guest. An actress currently filming a “Full House” spin-off, she’s also an author and the mother of three.
“I am thrilled to be joining ‘The View’ as a regular co-host this fall,” she said. “I am honored to be a new addition to such a strong group of bright and opinionated women, and I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with viewers new and old.”
Meanwhile, Faris, 39, is a familiar face to ABC viewers, as she’s been the co-anchor of the weekend of “Good Morning America” since last year and an ABC News correspondent since 2012.
“I’m humbled and excited to have not one, but two dream jobs — ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘The View’,” said the mother of three. “What I love about the ‘The View’ is that no topic is off the table and every viewer can feel like they have a voice on the show. I can’t wait to connect with the audience in a new way as I take a seat alongside this exceptional group of women.”
The new season of “The View” premieres Sept. 8. It will be live five days a week and will feature appearances by regular contributors including former co-host Sherri Shepherd, Padma Lakshmi, Stacy London, Ana Navarro and Molly Sims.
“Starting in September we begin another exciting chapter of ‘The View’ as we welcome an enormously accomplished group of new voices to the table, all led by our moderator Whoopi Goldberg,” said Bill Wolff, executive producer. “We’re looking forward to even more pop culture, more politics, more humor and more of the hot topics our audience loves.”