The ABC daytime staple “The View,” which has had its ups and downs over the past year, has stabilized to the point that its interim executive producer has landed the job full time, and the show has been renewed for its 20th season.
Said ABC in an announcement, “ABC has renewed ‘The View’ for an epic 20th season, and Candi Carter was officially named executive producer of ‘The View,’ effective immediately.”
James Goldston, president of ABC News, says in the announcement: “This season ‘The View’ has once again been at the very heart of the political conversation and cultural conversation in America. Candi and the team have worked tirelessly to make ‘The View’ the place to be heard for an impressive roster of celebrities, politicians and people in the news.”
The ABC announcement adds: “Carter joined the show last August, serving as the interim showrunner. She has extensive television credits with over two decades of experience, best known for her work as a senior/supervising producer at ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ for over 15 years. She’s overseen a wide range of programming, from big events and musical performances to fashion and talent shows and surprise reunions. Carter executive-produced breaking news programs, specials and live town halls, including a Hurricane Katrina anniversary special, for BET.”
In the announcement, Carter says: “It’s an honor to be part of the extraordinary legacy built by Barbara Walters, the exceptional, funny and smart women at the table led by Whoopi Goldberg, and a terrific team behind the scenes. Every day is a thrill.”
Ratings-wise, ABC says that for the first six weeks of 2016 “The View” has out delivered its November sweeps performance across the board.