The View is always dominated by liberal views. Now, we get the great news at one host of The View was just shown the door. This is a big deal!
If only they would fire the other hosts too, as they are far more obnoxious.
Almost a year after she started on the program, ABC executives have decided to cut comedian Michelle Collins as a co-host of “The View,” Variety has learned.
Collins joined the show last July after a lengthy trial period, where she impressed viewers (as well as moderator Whoopi Goldberg) with her well-timed zingers and commentary. ABC bosses were heralding her as a fresh face of the struggling daytime talk show, but they experienced buyers’ remorse shortly after she became a permanent co-host for season 19 last fall.
Starting in January, Collins’ co-hosting duties shrank to just one or two appearances a week, and ABC executives recently made the decision not to renew her contract, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks. Collins, who is on vacation in Europe, is expected to stay on “The View” through the end of the summer.
“Michelle is smart, opinionated and funny,” said an ABC spokesperson. “She’s been a great addition to the panel this year. When we are ready to make an announcement about next season, we will.”
Rumors about Collins’ exit started to swirl almost as soon as she began her stint on “The View.” It was a chaotic time on the talk show, with “The View” suffering from a staff exodus—with the departures of co-hosts Rosie O’Donnell, Nicolle Wallace, and Rosie Perez, following Barbara Walters’ retirement one season prior. To fight a steep ratings slide, Disney-ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood brought in a new team to revamp the program, including executive producer Candi Carter and consultant Hilary Estey McLoughlin. For season 19’s premiere last September, these execs cobbled together a Hot Topics table with six rotating co-hosts (instead of five), to see what would stick.
ABC removed her after she made fun of a Republican. But what about the horribly offensive things Raven Symone has said. These hosts are used as propaganda for the Democrat Party, and it’s unwatchable.
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