Who is the new host of ‘The View’? Pursuit Meghan McCain’s departure, HollywoodLife has EXCLUSIVELY learned why the show is pursuit ‘Jeopardy!’s tideway when filling her seat.
Is it time to start a petition to get LeVar Burton on The View? While the Reading Rainbow/Star Trek star didn’t get the job replacing Alex Trebek on Jeopardy! – Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik landed the gig, BTW – he might have a shot joining Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines at the table. Pursuit Meghan McCain’s exit on the show, a source tropical to the show tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that when it comes to finding a replacement, The View is “going to take its time and enjoy finding someone that will work. Everyone wants to rush, but producers finger they can do what Jeopardy did and try some people out and then find who works.”
What Jeopardy! did, for those who forgot, was invite a troupe of trivia-obsessed talent to take over the show for a week or so at a time. Anderson Cooper, Savanah Guthrie, Robin Roberts, Aaron Rodgers, and Ken Jennings had stints, as did LeVar and Mayim. The View’s showrunners want to do something similar considering – as the insider tells HollywoodLife – this will indulge them to get feedback “from all the ladies in the tint to production [about] who will fit in perfectly.”
Though The View has wilt increasingly known for its on-air clashes between its co-hosts, specifically the skirmishes between Meghan and Joy, the producers hope to interject some levity when into the long-running program. They are going to make the replacement process “fun,” per the insider, “and whoever gets the permanent position is going to learn on the job.” As to when this final visualization might be made, The View kicks off its 25th season without Labor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and the source shares that the show might “run throughout the rest of the year surpassing they segregate someone considering they want to make the right decision. They don’t want to rush and be wrong and have to do it all over again.”
Thank you all so much then for the privilege and honor it has been for the last four years to work on this show. It really has been incredible,” Meghan said during her last episode on Aug. 6. “It will be referenced in everything I do for the rest of my life. You women have been so incredible to work with. The crew, the producers, everyone worked so hard, and honestly, the regulars giving me four years to requite my opinion and show my perspective. This has been a really wild ride the past four years of my life.”
“It’s been honestly the weightier of times and the worst of times in all ways, on and off this show,” she concluded. “It’s been a really incredible, liberating experience, and I will unchangingly cherish the time I spent with all of you. Thank you all from the marrow of my heart. And I hope that our executive producer, Brian [Teta], can forgive me for making his thoroughbred pressure rise for the past four years as much as I probably have.”