Sherri Shepherd is no longer with "The View" & Jenny McCarthy says If Sherri goes.... I go too
|Sherri Shepherd is no longer with "The View"|
"It's been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on.
I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and (executive producer) Bill Geddie for giving me the opportunity," Shepherd said in a statement to The Wrap. "I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey.
ABC confirmed McCarthy's departure in an e-mail to BHRREPORTS.com, which included a statement: "The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively."
TMZ claimed that the two women had been fired. The Associated Press reported that Shepherd and ABC had failed to agree on terms for a new contract.
Whatever the case, "The View" finds itself in the midst of another great upheaval. The show has seen a steady stream of co-hosts depart over the last year, with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar and Barbara Walters all saying goodbye. With the hiring of McCarthy, the program seemed to be making a conscious attempt to move away from the kinds of contentious political arguments that previously leant it much of its buzz.
The departure of Shepherd and McCarthy comes a little over a month after The View co-creator Barbara Walters retired from hosting duties.
|Sherri Shepherd & Jenny McCarthy on "The View"|
Shepherd, 47, joined the talk show as a guest co-host in 2006. That became a full-time gig the following year. Prior to that, she had a career as an actress and comedian.
McCarthy, 41, joined The View in 2013 after a career as a model, TV host and actress.