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‘The View’ Returns With a New Set, New Faces and One Dominant (and Barefoot) Co-Host

Sep 16, 2014  •  Post A Comment

“The View” returned Monday for its 18th season with an overhaul to its look, including a new set and logo, as well as new co-hosts Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie O’Donnell, who joined returning moderator Whoopi Goldberg.

It’s the second go-round on the daytime talk staple for O’Donnell, who left the show “under acrimonious circumstances seven years ago,” reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker.

“It was O’Donnell who loomed the largest over the broadcast. The comedian, who recently lost 50 pounds thanks to a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, made herself conspicuously comfortable from the get-go, taking off her patent leather clogs and sitting cross-legged on her armchair — all to help her sciatica, she said,” the story reports.

The article adds: “During commercial breaks, she took questions from the audience and joked about her recent heart attack, her children and her infamous clashes with former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck.”

Creator Barbara Walters, who has retired from the show, was at the taping, watching from the green room and interacting with the audience after the episode, the piece adds.

The show ended with a tribute to the late Joan Rivers, with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth singing “Borrowed Angels.”

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Rosie Perez, left, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg and Nicolle Wallace


  1. This show is soooooooo bad now. Rosie Perez looks scared to death…………just cancel it.

  2. I agree to the other former view fan, cancel it or at the very least consider the return of all or any of the following:
    Ms. Walters

    Whoopi can stay. The other must go!!!! I have been watching the view for years. I am now a fan of the “The Talk”. Love Sheryl Underwood. Perhaps stealing her for “The View”….

  3. I absolutely hate the set. It looks like a front porch-too white and too light for such strong personalities. Looks like a set for youngsters-teens. I find it so lacking in warmth that the show is difficult for me to watch.

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