Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy Leaving “The View”


McCarthy and Shepherd (DONNA SVENNEVIK/ABC)
McCarthy and Shepherd (DONNA SVENNEVIK/ABC)

The comedians follows Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck out the door in a year of big changes for the ABC show.

The View is about to be almost unrecognizable from the show it was last year. Less than two months after Barbara Walters’ retirement from the daytime talk show, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that longtime panelist Sherri Shepherd and newcomer Jenny McCarthy are exiting.

The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively,” reads an ABC statement.

Shepherds’s departure after seven years on the ABC show’s panel comes after last summer’s exits for original cast member Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Only one of those seats had been filled with the 2013 addition of McCarthy.

After initial reports of Shepherd’s departure, McCarthy took to her Twitter account to address her own exit. As of Thursday, only moderator Whoopi Goldberg was still on board for the series’ upcoming 18th season.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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