The potential new lineup of The View is already shaping up.
The View may have found its new Republican panelist. Following the exit of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, Meghan Mccain is reportedly in talks to take up one of the available seats alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell, whose return to The View was announced earlier this week.
Meghan McCain is a columnist and author, the daughter of Senator John McCain.
While John McCain’s daughter typically describes herself as conservative, she does hold fairly liberal views on some issues, including civil rights. Meghan is an outspoken advocate for same-sex marriage, but she is also a supporter of the Pro-Life movement, so her voice could definitely heat up the conversation on the ABC show.
According to E! News, McCain’s appointment now hangs on Rosie O’Donnell’s approval of her potential co-host, before McCain or anyone else is added to the lineup. Meanwhile, ABC is refusing comment on the whole thing.
"Any specific names at this point are rumor and speculation," an ABC rep said, according to E! "There are no decisions and we are not ready to make any announcements."
As a matter of fact, Rosie O’Donnell’s return isn’t confirmed by ABC either, although her appointment has reportedly been confirmed by “multiple sources”. If both ladies join the panel, we could see a lot of clashes between the conservative, Columbia-educated McCain and the far more liberal-minded O’Donnell, but maybe that’s all part of The View’s new creative direction.
“The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively but at this time, we have no announcement to make and we are weeks away from making any type of announcement about anything pertaining to the show,” an ABC rep has said about O’Donnell’s rumoured return.
Could she be a match for ROSIE O'DONNELL?