When “The View” returns next month, the show will have a cosmetic overhaul, including a new logo, set and studio, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker. Lineup changes are also in store when the show returns for a new season Sept. 15.
“The long-running ABC talk show is moving from the Manhattan studio where it’s been produced for the last 17 years into a space around the corner at the ABC Broadcast Center that most recently housed Katie Couric’s daytime talk show,” the piece reports.
The set is currently under construction, but will be “in the round” and will include an on-camera social media station, where hosts can respond to viewers in real time, the story adds.
The new logo and color scheme represent “the first time in the show’s history that it has changed significantly,” ABC said in a statement.
The changes come while the program is undergoing a creative revamp, including bringing back Rosie O’Donnell. Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are recent departures from the on-air lineup, along with the show’s founder, Barbara Walters. Whoopi Goldberg is returning, and other seats are yet to be filled.