After a revolving door on ABC’s “The View” it looks like a familiar face is headed back for season 19 of the daytime talk show on Sept. 8.
Joy Behar, an original co-host of “The View,” along with actress Candace Cameron Bure, of “Full House,” TV fame and Paula Faris, “Good Morning America Weekend” co-anchor, will join moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné and Michelle Collins as co-hosts.
“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,” said Barbara Walters, creator and executive producer in a statement.
Daytime Emmy(R) Award-winner Behar previously co-hosted “The View” for seasons 1-16. “While equally at ease performing standup comedy or interviewing politicians and celebrities, Behar brings honesty, humor, irreverence, with an authentic and intelligent point of view on every topic,” according to an ABC press release.
“Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in,” said Behar. “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 and the Donald are in the spotlight.”
Starting in September, “The View” will air live five days a week, focusing on various topics that are important to viewers. Also, “The View” welcomes a new team of contributors on politics, style, food, culture, beauty and wellness and the return of fan favorite Sherri Shepherd. Padma Lakshmi, Stacy Lon-don, Ana Navarro and Molly Sims lead a versatile line-up who will make regular appearances on the show.
Fans of “The View” are equally excited about Behar’s return, as well as the other announcements voicing their approval via Twitter.