by Chris Harnick | Tue., Aug. 25, 2015 11:25 AM
The View is welcoming back Joy Behar along with a host of new (yet familiar) faces for season 19. ABC officially announced Behar will return to the desk opposite returning hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Michelle Collins and Raven-Symoné. Paula Faris of ABC News and Full House star Candace Cameron Bure will also sit at The View table.
"As The View embarks on a remarkable 19th season, I am extremely proud to see the legacy of smart and diverse women engaging in entertaining and thought-provoking conversation continue," Barbara Walters, creator and executive producer, said in a statement.
Behar co-hosted the hit daytime series for the first 16 seasons. "Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in," Behar said in a statement. "Plus, Steve was getting tired of applauding every time I gave my opinion. But I'm happy to be back home. And I'm looking forward to sticking my two cents into the hot topics, especially now that Hillary [Clinton] and the Donald [Trump] are in the spotlight."
Cameron Bure, who is also starring in the Full House sequel series on Netflix, Fuller House, was a guest co-host during season 18. "I am thrilled to be joining The View as a regular co-host this fall," Cameron Bure said in a statement. "I am honored to be a new addition to such a strong group of bright and opinionated women, and I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with viewers new and old."
Faris is no stranger to ABC viewers, she anchors Good Morning America on the weekends. "I'm humbled and excited to have not one, but two dream jobs—Good Morning America and The View," Faris said. "What I love about the The View is that no topic is off the table and every viewer can feel like they have a voice on the show. I can't wait to connect with the audience in a new way as I take a seat alongside this exceptional group of women."
In addition to the full-time hosts, The View will feature a rotating team of contributors including former host Sherri Shepherd, Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi, What Not to Wear veteran Stacy London, Republican strategist Ana Navarro and actress-model Molly Sims.
"Starting in September we begin another exciting chapter of The View as we welcome an enormously accomplished group of new voices to the table, all led by our moderator Whoopi Goldberg," Bill Wolff, executive producer, said in a statement. "We're looking forward to even more pop culture, more politics, more humor and more of the hot topics our audience loves."
The View underwent a shakeup prior to the start of season 18 when Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were axed. Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace were brought in for season 18, but all three have since left the program at different times.
The View returns with live shows on Tuesday, Sept. 8 on ABC.
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