by Gregory Imler | Tue., Aug. 12, 2008 9:06 AM
The ladies of the View have officially been photographed together for the first time, with Sherri Shepherd finally earning her place as the fifth horsewoman at the roundtable of the apocalypse.
Sherri's arrival last year signified an end to several tumultuous seasons marked by on-air feuding, off-air feuding, babies being born, tears and much grammatically incorrect blogging.
Also relegated to the ages was the stressful yet ultimately successful search for a person who was, all at once, a believer in the 15th-century solar system, a supporter of this country's one-year election cycle and good on television.
And now, with their struggles but a memory, the cast places Sherri in its center, symbolically holding the daytime-TV family together and placing an even more comfortable distance between Whoopi and Elisabeth.