“The View” has now completed its on-air panel that will greet viewers when the show starts its new season on Sept. 15, 2014.
The two new co-hosts will be actress Rosie Perez and political commentator Nicolle Wallace, reports our friend Nellie Andreeva in a scoop for Deadline.
Perez and Wallace will join current hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg. The two new co-hosts are replacing Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, who left the show in August.
Andreeva writes, “Wallace, who served as communications director for George W. Bush, was among the women who did a screen test for ‘The View’ last month, emerging as one of the frontrunners. She also did three guest co-hosting stints this year. Perez has been largely under the radar during the search but she is a household name and served as a guest co-host on the talk show in February.”
Wallace, who has been a conservative commentator on MSNBC, will likely be seen by some viewers as the person on the reconfigured “The View” who most reminds them of former conservative “View” commentator Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Perez will be juggling her co-hosting work with an appearance on Broadway, where she’s co-starring with Larry David in his play “Fish in the Dark,” the piece adds.