'Fascinating' change of plans: Walters will return

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THE VIEW - The View has been celebrating Barbara Walters' unparalleled career all season with The Year of Barbara, a look back at many of her most notable interviews, originally featured on ABCs 20/20.' On WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), attorney Sunny Hostin is the featured guest co-host and joins Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Walters for the hour. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Broadcasting legend Barbara Walters says goodbye to daily television with her final co-host appearance on THE VIEW, airing FRIDAY, MAY 16 (11am-12noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. A surprise appearance from Oprah Winfrey leads to one historic, monumental television event when Winfrey does a landmark roll call of introducing 25 incredible female journalists who were influenced by Barbara Walters. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - 5/15/14 - For the first time in television history, all 11 co-hosts of ABC's 'The View,' present and past, shared the same stage, live, THURSDAY, MAY 15 on ABC to celebrate the shows creator Barbara Walters. Walters is the last remaining co-host of the original panel of five women she helped assemble. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m.- 12 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Barbara Walters says farewell to live daily television with her final co-host appearance on The View, the daytime program she created for ABC airing Friday, May 16, 2014. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m.- 12 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger, journalist/tv personality Barbara Walters and former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg attend A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception Red Carpet at the Four Seasons Restaurant on May 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Journalist/tv personality Barbara Walters attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters Cocktail Reception Red Carpet at the Four Seasons Restaurant on May 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer attend the 'Barbara Walters Building' ABC News Headquarters Dedication Ceremony on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: (L-R) James Goldston, President ABC News; Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company; Anne Sweeney, Co-chair, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group; ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer; Barbara Walters; ABC News anchor David Muir, ABC 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts and ABC 'Good Morning America' anchor George Stephanopoulos attend the dedication ceremony as ABC News headquarters in New York is proclaimed 'The Barbara Walters Building' ABC News Headquarters Dedication Ceremony on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Media personality Barbara Walters attends The Guild Hall of East Hampton: Academy Of The Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards at Sotheby's on March 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 30: Barbara Walters attends the 'A Long Way Down' New York Premiere at City Cinemas 123 on June 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
THE VIEW - Legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters will make her first ever guest appearance on 'The View,' the daytime program she created for ABC, on Friday, June 27, 2014. 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Maybe Barbara Walters had her fingers crossed when she said last year's "10 Most Fascinating People" telecast would be her last.

In any case, ABC announced Tuesday that Walters will be back with yet another edition of the annual roundup. Among those fascinating people she will interview for the special: Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and Scarlett Johansson.

"Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014" will air as a two-hour special on December 14, ABC says.

Walters explained the turnabout by saying, "There are just too many fascinating people out there."

The annual specials began airing in 1993. But last year's was billed as the finale for Walters as the veteran newswoman, now 85, headed toward retirement from ABC News.

See who made Walters' list this year:

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: TV personality Chelsea Handler speaks onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/MTV1415/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 04: Chelsea Handler arrives at the Los Angeles Screening of 'Orange Is The New Black' held at DGA Theater on August 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 30: Chelsea Handler signs copies of her new book 'Uganda Be Kidding Me' at Book People on March 30, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 27: Oprah Winfrey speaks at Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend at Prudential Center on September 27, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NEWARK, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Oprah Winfrey speaks at the Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend - Day 1 at Prudential Center on September 26, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Scarlett Johansson attends the UK Film Premiere of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at Westfield London on March 20, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
US actress Scarlett Johansson gestures as she arrives for a press conference of the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier at a shopping mall in Beijing on March 24, 2014. The movie will be released on April 4. AFP PHOTO / MANDY WANG (Photo credit should read MANDY WANG/AFP/Getty Images)
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