Is Raven-Symone the next one to go on ‘The View?’ The guest co-host is reportedly being ‘phased out’ of the show so she can focus on other projects. HollywoodLife.com has learned what’s really going on.
“No one is being phased out, period,” ABC News President James Goldston said in a statement. “Paula and Raven have been a tremendous part of our success this year, they’re just getting started.”
Page Six reported that The View was planning to “phase Raven” slowly out of the show. “She has some projects cooking, and they’ll say she left to focus on those,” the outlet reported. All six co-hosts do have other projects coming up in the next year, but the show is very good at maintaining a solid schedule with their co-hosts. Raven is already set to come back to co-host season 20 with Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris and newbie Sara Haines.
The View has been the epicenter of co-host shakeups over the years. Former co-host Michelle Collins was fired from The View after just one season following the 2015-2016 season. Ahead of the show’s 20th season, Paula will now be co-hosting The View only two days a week. She will also be pulling double duty on Good Morning America.
Season 20 of The View will premiere on Sept. 6. Just a few weeks before the show’s premiere, ABC will air a special celebrating The View’s 20th anniversary. The View: 20 Years In The Making will air Aug. 23. Veteran co-host Barbara Walters will be a major part of the special and co-hosts from the past 19 years will also return.
“As we prepare for season 20 of The View, we will take a look back at its remarkable history,” Barbara said in a statement. “In our primetime special, celebrating this event, you will see the legacy of the program. I am very proud of the show that I created almost two decades ago. We hope the viewers will take a little time to enjoy The View.”
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