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'The View' prepares for change with new hosts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sherri Shepherd is leaving "The View" after seven years and freshman co-host Jenny McCarthy said she's right behind her, a major upheaval for the daytime talk show a month after creator Barbara Walters' retirement from on-camera duties.

In a written statement Thursday, Shepherd said that after "careful consideration" she has decided it's time to move on.

According to a person familiar with the situation, Shepherd was negotiating a new contract and she and ABC failed to reach an agreement. The person wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Shepherd's manager, Darris Hatch, replied "yes" in an email when asked if that was accurate.

Shepherd got a Twitter shout-out from fellow host Jenny McCarthy, whose one-year contract ended without a new deal, according to the person familiar with the situation.

"If Sherri goes ... I go too," McCarthy tweeted Thursday from her verified account, adding "#sisters," followed by another tweet: "My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year."

McCarthy's publicist, PMK-BNC, didn't immediately respond to a call and email seeking comment. Walters, who retired as a host but remains executive producer of "The View," did not immediately respond to a request sent to the publicity firm, which also represents her.

ABC declined to discuss Shepherd or McCarthy's status but issued a statement saying change is ahead for the show, which is on hiatus but returns in July to finish out the current season. Whoopi Goldberg is the only host left in place.

"'The View' will be moving in an exciting new direction next year, and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively," the network said, without any specifics.

The show has seen revolving-door change before, with past hosts including Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O'Donnell. But Walters' retirement looks to kick off a new era for "The View," which launched a wave of multi-host daytime talk shows after its 1997 launch.

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rivertown22 June 27 2014 at 8:47 AM

THE View means one view, the liberal view, as on all its programs especially the news, people are sick of the lockstep liberal indoctrination.

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pdbliz June 27 2014 at 8:47 AM


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jimbo675 June 27 2014 at 8:45 AM

it could move completely off-air and I would not miss it.

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findrobin June 27 2014 at 8:41 AM

whoopi should be one to go as well...

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pdbliz June 27 2014 at 8:49 AM

this show is backed by Washington....
same as nbc,,,cbs,,nsmbc,,abc,,,

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Bexarpaw June 27 2014 at 8:48 AM

Can't they all just GOOOOOOOO! The program has sucked since the begining! Back biting women gossip and worthless smack downs, Jeeeeeeeeze JUST GO!

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Patrick June 27 2014 at 9:03 AM

Whoopie should have been the very first to go, Camt stand to hear her speak

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Derrick Patrick June 27 2014 at 4:29 PM

I agree, this is some sort of PR stunt!

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muscle3332007 Patrick June 27 2014 at 7:38 PM

Totally agree! She wants to give her opinion only and tell everyone else they are wrong and not give them enough time to speak. Very angry and thinks she know everything!

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bjf101648 June 27 2014 at 8:41 AM


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Chrissy June 27 2014 at 8:43 AM

there's is more important things to do then sit on tv and talk your opinions, there to many talk shows.... talk talk talk,

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hellyon3too June 27 2014 at 8:45 AM

My guess is that "The View" has jumped the shark.

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