The co-hosts of the ABC daytime talk staple “The View” will be covering the presidential election live in prime time on election night, but the 2-1/2-hour special won’t be carried on ABC — it will be on Lifetime.
The event program, “The View Live Election Special,” will keep it in the corporate family, as Lifetime owner A+E Networks is co-owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group.
The program, which will take place on “The View’s” usual set with a live studio audience, will include election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states. The telecast is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Also on tap are live reports from the ground in Times Square, where thousands of people are expected to gather and celebrate the election.
In an announcement, Liz Gateley, EVP and Head of Programming for Lifetime, said: “Continuing Lifetime’s legacy and mission to be at the forefront of women’s issues and amplify their voices, we are thrilled to partner with our talented friends at ‘The View’ on this historic night. Never before have we seen a presidential election cycle so driven by gender, and as a network we are proud to bring diverse perspectives to the national conversation.”