Series / The View

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The panel for now, from left to right: Paula Faris, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Sara Haines & Jedidiah Bila. Well, at least it used to be.

The View is the fourth longest-running daytime talk show in American history, airing weekdays on ABC. It is hosted by a panel of four or five celebrities who engage in news commentary, celebrity gossip, and newsmaker interviews. Usually the celebrities are female but they sometimes have had "guy-day Fridays" in recent years.


This TV show provides examples of the following:

  • Catchphrase:
    • "Have a great day everyone, and take a little time to enjoy The View!"
    • "Enjoy The View!"
  • Camp Gay: The show's most frequent guest, Mario Cantone.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Rosie O'Donnell, during her turbulent hosting tenure in the tenth season, repeated the conspiracy theory that World Trade Center 7 — the last building in the WTC complex to collapse on 9/11 — couldn't have collapsed on its own, insisting, "[for] the first time in history, steel was melted by fire." Popular Mechanics quickly pointed out that the collapse of the Twin Towers and the resulting fires weakened the already-damaged support columns inside WTC 7 enough to cause their collapse.
  • Long Runner: Since 1997. It's currently in its seventeenth season.
  • Revolving Door Casting: Especially in recent years, it's been having a hard time hanging on to its co-hosts:
    • Debbie Matenopoulos: August 11, 1997 - December 24, 1998, fired
    • Meredith Vieira: August 11, 1997 - June 9, 2006, left for the Today Show
    • Star Jones: August 11, 1997 - June 27, 2006, announced her departure on air after negotiation with ABC fell through and was terminated immediately
    • Joy Behar: August 12, 1997 - August 9, 2013 then September 8, 2015 to present
    • Barbara Walters: August 1997 - May 16, 2014, retired
    • Lisa Ling: March 25, 1999 - December 5, 2002, left for the National Geographic
    • Elisabeth Hasselbeck: November 24, 1993 - July 10, 2013, left for Fox News
    • Rosie O'Donnell: September 5, 2006 - May 23, 2007 then September 15, 2014 - February 12, 2015, left because of her fight with Hasselbeck the first time, then for "personal reasons"
    • Whoopi Goldberg: September 4, 2007 to present
    • Sherri Shepherd: September 10, 2007 - August 11 2014, comes on from time to time as a guest-host after negotiations on a renewal fell through
    • Jenny McCarthy: September 9, 2013 - August 11 2014, fired
    • Rosie Perez: September 15, 2014 - August 14, 2015, left to purusue acting
    • Nicolle Wallace: September 15, 2014 - August 14, 2015, refused a demotion to "ocntributor" (i.e. seat filler when the hosts are absent)
    • Raven-Symoné: June 10, 2015 - October 31, 2016, left to focus on Raven's Home
    • Michelle Collins: July 13, 2015 - May 27, 2016, officially fired on June 16, 2016
    • Paula Faris: September 8, 2015 to present, appears only once a week since season 20
    • Candace Cameron Bure: September 28, 2015 - December 9, 2016, left because of her heavy schedule
    • Sara Haines: September 6, 2016 to present
    • Jedidiah Bila: September 7, 2016 - September 18, 2017
    • Sunny Hostin: September 19, 2016 to present
    • Meghan McCain: September 9, 2017 to present
      • This means that at least one member of the panel has changed every year since 2013. In fact, in 2014 and 2015 the whole panel changed between seasons except for Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: During an interview segment, a comment made by Bill O'Reilly so upset Joy and Whoopi that the latter two left the conversation and went backstage together. They eventually returned to their seats, but Barbara admonished them at the beginning of the show on the next day.
    • Prince did this when he was weirded out by one of the hosts admitting they "been wanting to make love to him". He gave a quick "Bye!" and quickly stormed off.
  • Talk Show: One of the definitive American examples.
  • Team Mom: Barbara, who hired all of her co-hosts. Even though she has retired from the show, this has not changed, as the other women of The View still see her as a leader and a hero.
  • Transatlantic Equivalent: The British version is known as Loose Women.


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