So shocking! After only four months, Rosie Perez is allegedly departing the ABC morning show, HollywoodLife.com’s sister site Variety reports. Find out why!
Rosie Perez has been missing from The View for a few weeks — she’s currently starring in the Broadway play Fish in the Dark — but according to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Variety, she won’t be returning to the ABC morning show upon the play’s completion.
Rosie Perez Exiting ‘The View’ — Co-Host Won’t Return To ABC Morning Show
Currently, the show’s producers have allegedly been testing replacement hosts, specifically younger females, in her seat. (May we suggest the phenomenal Naya Rivera, who’s been co-hosting this week? She certainly knows how to spark a bit of controversy.)
The site claims one of the reasons Rosie has reportedly been let go is because of her inability to read a TelePrompTer.
We hate to say it, but Rosie’s alleged exit isn’t a huge shock. It’s not a secret that the show has been struggling to find its footing, following the departures of Barbara Walters, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.
Currently, co-hosts Rosie O’Donnell, Nicole Wallace and Whoopi Goldberg will remain with the series. But in an effort to shake things up, as Variety reports, “changes in staffing — both behind and in front of the camera — are said to be in the works.”
A rep for the show tells our other sister site TVLine, “Rosie Perez is currently in rehearsal for her Broadway play for the month of January. Her status with the show has not changed.”
‘The View’ Sherri Shepherd: Host Secretly Planning To Return To The Show?
It’s also possible that Sherri may return!
Sherri loved talking about entertainment news, which ABC believes might boost the show’s ratings again, since a focus group revealed people think the show is too “serious” now, according to a Nov. 2014 article by the Daily Mail. The network wants to better appeal to the 18 to 34 demographic.
“[Sherri] brought a fun, energetic spirit to the show and loved talking about the Kardashians and reality TV,” a source said.
We’d love to see Sherri return! Would you? What about our suggestion of Naya Rivera? Also, are YOU happy or sad Rosie Perez is leaving The View, HollywoodLifers? Vote in our poll and tell us how you feel!
— Chris Rogers